9 Swimmable Beaches in Cabo (+ Why Others are Unsafe)

Way down in the south of the Baja California Peninsula is a dreamy destination that’s long been a hotspot for vacationers: Cabo.

So here’s a round-up of the best swimmable beaches in Cabo for you.

Medano Beach

Medano Beach is the best beach in Cabo for swimming. (And it’s one of the best places to stay in Los Cabos.)

Credit: Pueblo Bonito Resorts

Lover’s Beach

This small crescent-shaped beach is located at Land’s End on the Sea of Cortez side of Cabo San Lucas (near the famous rock arch).

Santa Maria Beach

The horseshoe curve of Santa Maria Beach (Playa Santa Maria) around Santa Maria Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches in Los Cabos.

Chileno Beach

A Blue Flag beach, it’s tucked along a tranquil cove about 9 miles east of Cabo San Lucas (at Km 14.5 on the Carretera Transpeninsular).

El Ganzo Beach

The small beach (El Ganzo Beach or Puerto Los Cabos Beach) is located at the southwest corner of the Puerto Los Cabos marina. It’s pristine and has a protected swimming area.

Credit: Hotel El Ganzo

Playa Acapulquito

When it comes to surfing, it’s the ideal place for starting out. Playa Acapulquito is actually one of the top surfing beaches in Los Cabos.

Credit: Cabo Surf Hotel

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Photo: ME Cabo