La Gringa | Wild Camping

Mexico

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4 months ago
Altitude:
3.4 masl
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None
Contributor:
Song of the Road

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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11/2016 Land status: Nature reserve with sometimes free camping! Typically $100 pesos per night.

Primitive campsite on the north end of Bahia de Los Angeles.

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Beautiful quiet & clean pebble beach camping. 100MX paid daily & garbage collected by same “management “

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Great beach, spent 10 nights in various spots and loved it all. Coyotes come around each night and morning, so watch your animals. Please cleanup your poopy toilet paper, it is everywhere and ridiculous because they come around every day to take your trash bags to town…

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COYOTE WARNING
We’ve camped at La Gringa multiple times in the past but last night was the first time we had a coyote close encounter. The coyote snuck on us in the dark and attempted to get in our Sprinter van where our 60lbs Labrador was sleeping. Seems like the coyotes will go after bigger dogs too.

On another note, a guy came to collect a “donation fee” of a 100 pesos (for the clean /no garbage beach)

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Windy, empty and gorgeous. Love it. Just what I need after so many busy campgrounds.
When you drive past Campo archelon, stay on the paved until the end. Don't turn right at the tire/sign but keep going. Watch for thick loose gravel, friends got stuck even with 4x4 truck. Coyotes out here too.

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There's now a man who comes around and collects 100 pesos and picks up your garbage. Pet owners beware, saw numerous coyotes patrolling the area day and night, some within a few metres of our rig. The gravel portion of the road was in ok condition, towed a travel trailer in with no problem, just had to drive slowly.

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Gorgeous views of Sea of Cortez! Spectacular! No amenities, be prepared!

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Secluded open camping, on the Sea of Cortez. No amenities.

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THE PAVED ROAD STOP RUDELY, MIND THE ORANGE PLOTS.
We spend 3 night here. it's a paradise ! awsome view and very peacefull place.
locals come for fishing during the day. nobody ask for money. lots of rigs during the night but enough space for everyone. a lot of wind during the day, nothing at night. Some sandy spots, don't stay stuck. Not any facilities.

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Amazing beach! Quiet, safe and Free!! clear water to do SUP, kayak, snorkeling. You can see dolphins!!
Perfect for bit rigs, lots of space. Not signal cell.
@aventuradocsxamerica

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Camped just right before La Gringa on the sandy beach. beautiful location. Pulled out a stuck Kia in the sand. Would definitely recommend this location. No Flies :)

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amazing beach camping. Nobody showed up so we didn't pay anything. Multiple vehicles got stuck in the sand (with 4wd), don't drive the sand unless you know what you are doing. There are more hard roads going to the different spots if you go behind the gate instead of on the beach.

Spent a day fishing with Bob and his wife (if you read this, you guys are amazing!). Caught some barracuda, yellowtail and bass. Fish dishes and beach life, can't beat this.

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Fantastic spot, just in front of the beach. You can choose between sandy Beach and stones Beach. Fire places availables, we stopped at the GPS point, but some others campers continues the road. We sow so many birds, and a lot of fish snorkeling. Quite relaxing place! No problems for a 2wd van to came here!

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nice place. No vimos la luminiscencia. Nos quedamos 2 noches es muy tranquilo y seguro. Unas personas pasan a pedir colaboración para limpiar las playas, pero es opcional.

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Stayed 4 days without anyone ask us anything. Beautiful beach, we saw some dolphin and lots of birds. Some winds but not too much at this time of year. Few locals on daylight.No amenities

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Beautiful. Amazing water. Flat and easy to access this spot. However, PLEASE take your trash with you. Also, PLEASE burn your TP … stuff is everywhere. Very sad that the terrain is being destroyed by inconsiderate folks when using the dig and cover method.
Town is nearby with several convenience stores, two gas stations and a couple of restaurants.
Really special place!

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Easy access for all vehicles, flat and beautiful! Beware of sudden change of the road from concrete to dirt on the two orange pillars next to the road, make sure you won’t smash your car. I read before that fee was optional but they made us pay it, we managed to negotiate $100 pesos for our 3 vans in one price as we were staying 10-12 days, in some point they just stopped charging. NOTICE: There won’t be any phone reception or gas station for hours before arriving to this place so be prepared. Supermarket LA ISLA in town sells the fastest internet we found in hotspot $20 pesos the hour.

Beautiful and magical spot as they all mention! We saw lots of beautiful animals and make sure to swim on he night if it’s cloudy, luminescent magic here!

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Gorgeous scenic remote beach camping. No amenities, no cell coverage. Good grades dirt road access.

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Gorgeous beach that is clean, quiet, and very serene. We had a lovely sunset over the mountains, and a stunning sunrise this morning. It got a little windy around dusk but the wind died down as it got dark and we had a very calm night and no wind and glassy water this morning. Only one other camper at the opposite end of the beach. A few locals came and went but other than that it was just us and the nature. Nice paved road almost all the way in and then a well maintained dirt road for the final part, we saw a few small 2 wheel drive that were there for sunset. The sand does get deep and soft around the dunes, but no problem for our 4wheel drive truck. Great place for snorkeling and kayaking. Definitely will come back again.

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Perfecto lugar, seguro y tranquilo. Pasamos 2 noches aquí. No tuvimos que pagar nada. Y hemos lugar

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as describe the tackular beauty. we were the only ones who can't on the entire stretch. A couple locals drove up during the day. But be aware it can be windy, windy, windy! We were planning on staying two nights and ended up staying one.

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Absolutely beautiful location. Windy pre dusk hours only. Dove for shells and to check rays so I could throw the ball for the Labrador in water without issues. Only saw one. Overlander tour out on spit, and few others scattered. I was solo on beach 100 yards before the hill but after the white tires. Best spotto camp so far heading south. Free and worth the drive. No cell

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We loved this place. We stayed on the beach to the right before the white tire entrance. The second day got crazy windy so we left but we enjoyed the beach, the clear water, and the dolphin pods in the morning. Spoke to a guy who stays months at a time and he said its all open to free camp, locals stuck to the beach in the federal park side. A couple from Bahia de Los Angeles came by to chat about collecing money for trash collection. According to them, she was the town Doctor and her husband was unpayed but employed by the owners of La Gringa (not fed park part) and he was authorized to collect $100 pesos to collect garbage as a 'donation only,' not required. She mentioned they take the garbage and sort it for recycling etc. We paid it just to see and sure enough they came and collected a bag the next day. The told us there are cans in the federal side they empty as well. They also picked trash along the beach which was obvious, not perfect, but cleaner than a lot of spots. Highly recommended!

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The "La Gringa Propiedad" signs are on the wrong side of the fence along the beach front giving SOME the impression its private ...the white tyre gate is actually you leaving to enter the Federal Reserve Land which is free to park/ camp or enter ...Biggest scam in Baja "best things in life are free" toilets are washed away and Basura was left by locals. The free view is free.

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A peaceful rocky beach with a lots of places to park. It was a beautiful bay surrounded with mountains in the far. The 1st night the tide came up so high that it covered the ground right behind where we parked and it was awesome. It was gorgeous and it happened at sunset with all sorts of beautiful colors and birds diving in the water like National Geographic:-). The neighbors were friendly and the stars were even better at night.

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Second time. First in December. Was free. Now they ask 100 pesos per night. They keep the beach clean,pick up the trash, keep it safe .... goof deal. It’s a beautiful beach,great panorama, fishing,hiking,kayak. Definitely a place to relax

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Weather was perfect, no wind. Stayed for several days. No one came to collect a camping fee. No trash barrels this time. Great hiking up the hills at the end of the spit. Locals told us about an old mine to the north which we tried to find on mtn bikes but couldn't find it.

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Great spot, quiet & beautiful- free
The beach is spotless

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Entered La Gringa past the white tires and down to the very end before the blockage for vehicles. Had a bunch of cars around us on the far end when we got there in the afternoon, but they left before dusk. This pebble beach is beautiful, starfish along the waterline, lots of pelicans and egrets. The sun is especially bright against the water in the afternoon. It’s a sanctuary for the slough, birds and turtles, but you’re allowed to camp here... strange but wonderful. Nobody bothered us. Some night fishermen walked by a few times. Nobody collected fees the next day. The water DID get within a few feet of where we parked on the highest part of the pebbles, but was fine. Beautiful sunrise. Also: many dolphins!

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The location is a long strip of pebble beach and is rugged and stunningly beautiful. It’s free of charge and It looks like this used to be an organized beach with a few small dilapidated huts and toilets - now derelict. There are no facilities here so bring all you’ll need. We camped on Boxing Day (Dec 26th) and it was warm in the day with very strong winds at night - so be prepared to secure everything. Also a must-visit is China’s Place Taqueria in town - amazing tacos!

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Nice rocky beach! With a lot of fish, starfish, and fluorescent plankton in the night. Recommend

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We stayed 3 nights there. Sometimes terrible winds, some times none. Lots of fishs. Really nice.

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Stayed one night right in the beach. No amenities. Nobody came to collect a fee. Beautiful spot turquoise water lots of people swimming. We did however get stung by a ray and they were plentiful, so be careful!

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they have some nee people now, a girl and a guy and they come to pick up the trash and such and but are charging 100 pesos per night. still a very beautiful place with good fishing and snorkeling.

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We stayed on the south side of La Gringa and the gravel bar, right on a nice sandy beach. Great place to stay the night. Good snorkeling and lots of sea birds to watch. Gets very windy in the afternoon.

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Still one of the best free or cheap spots to stay on the bay. A guy named Herman, New to the area from L.A. Calif, said he's now taken over keeping an eye on things. He claimed they'd like to get 25 Pesos for camping but he didn't collect from anybody. We would have paid it just to have a place to dump our trash (there's a couple cans). Unfortunately still no toilets so everybody just goes in the few bushes beside the road, leaving their paper to blow everywhere.

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Awesome spot! We stayed only one night. We had two Skoolie’s and a Jeep with us and made it down the dirt road just fine. Some spots are bumpy but you just have to take it slow. Lots of other vans and Rvs there. Ocean is very calm and it is really clear water. I also found so many seashells and and starfish on the beach! Felt very safe.

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The fence across this area reported below has been torn down / knocked over.
Rough corrogated road in but still suitable for large rigs. Spent one night here. A few other campers around. Very safe and quiet.

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Great site, plenty of room but can be windy. No one asked me for money. Primitive but clean for the most part. Good walks in the back bays, lots of stuff washed ashore.

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I really liked this beautiful and quiet beach. Felt very safe. The caretaker collected the trash bins at dusk and asked me for $25 MX. Wish they were all this nice!

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I always camped out at the point, just north of the gravel bar, but this year there's a new fence running right through the middle of the old camping area and cutting off the beach.

Camped on the big gravel bar and forgot it was full moon, woke up at 2 a.m. with water up to my tires, only the middle few feet of the gravel bar was out of the water, pretty scary way to wake up in the middle of the night! Never saw tides that high before, guess it's good to check before camping out on the bar.

Beautiful sunrises and sunsets, never had much luck fishing there, good free spot to camp for a night or two on your way. I've never been approached for money, but would gladly pay the 25 pesos to keep up trash pickup.

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Nice and beautiful place direkt at the see. Fish, Austers an Shrimps we found near the Rocks at the fare End. Sometimes you Pay 50 Pesos a day for put trash Away. Sone primitive toilet. Very nice View and quiet.

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Fantastic place on the beach. Free. No amenities.
A lot of birds to watch and coyotes at night.
Stayed three night there with 2 or 3 other campers.
Highly recommend

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Spent three nights in this super beach. Very clean place. 2 or 3 other vans or camper there.
The view is amazing, the water very clear. Can be quite windy . The dirt road to get ther is accessible with a 2x wheel camper.
Would recommend this place. Coyotes at night !!!

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Camping on the gravel La Gringa Beach north of Bahia de Los Angeles. The last 3 km are a bumpy dirt road but fine with 2 WD. Nice view over the bay and to the surrounding mountains and islands. Great sunset. No fee, no amenities.

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Drove up to La Gringa where the white tires are. Was told that it was 25 pesos per day/night....not just for trash pickup. View was nice but stayed at La Playa on S of town for free with great views too...just a little trash.

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Beautiful location at end of inlet. Pebble beaches and lots of birds. Can get very windy, tends to taper off in late afternoon. Cool treasures on the beach.

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still just as nice as 9 months ago in March. water was warmer, pit toilets are gone and some new fences on the North side of the property to keep OHVs and jeeps from creating paths everywhere. we saw dolphins and sea lions and coyotes. still free and no one asked for money for trash in 2 days.

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La Gringa beach, just north of Bahia De Las Angeles is a stunning, tranquil beach and a safe place to park for the night. The town isn't touristy, although there are a few restaurants and hotels. You can get gas here, too. The Bay is surrounded by mountains and has several large, mountainous islands just off the coast. The road out to the beach is mostly paved,except for the last stretch of about 3 kms (or more if you drive all the way to the end of the beach). When we were there it was not windy and the sun peekedout from behind the clouds around noon. Lots of wildlife! You can fish for small halibut and you will see pelicans, herons, and maybe even dolphins. The water is about waist/chest deep for about 300 ft out, and you can snorkel here too. The pebble Beach makes for clear waters! Stunning!

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super nice spot directly at the beach. if you don't have a toilet in your van, you gotta have to get creative. apart from that, nice.

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Nice on the bay, spent a night here with a few other parties. Music at night from the house at the end of the beach. Very windy during the day but died down after sunset. Dolphins and lots of birds... No fee.

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very nice spot surround by ocean, full of wildlife.
we met many traveller and nice local fishrmen.

somebody ask for 25 pesos one time of the 3 day (for taking the trash)

can be very windy! (like all location arround)

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Really nice place full of wildlife. Not clear if free or not. Seems like one side of the road is federal and the other is private. Clarify with the owner if necessary. Speaking Spanish will help.

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Just woke up by militar people saying that this place is protected. No camping here. No nice experience.

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We stayed here in our van, didn’t pay anything as there was no one collecting rubbish... also no bins around which sucks. A really beautiful spot where you can see the ocean alive in front of you - flying sting rays, sea lions, huge turtles, pelicans and star fish on the shore line! Can be windy but mostly wasn’t when we were there. About 5-6 groups camping each day. Very peaceful I wish people would avoid playing music so others can enjoy the serenity! Also climb up the mountain with the cross on the top :)

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We spent a nice week on La Gringa beach. It gets little busy on Fridays and local fishermen come and go all the time. Sunday we had the beach to ourselves. On the last morning we saw lots of dolphins hunting for fish in the bay. It was one of the cleanest beaches we saw so far. We talked with some locals and they wish the beach will stay their little secret - unspoiled and calm. So please be considerate of the environment. Local guy picks up the garbage from barrels and around the beach, he asked for 25MEX only once, not daily as his English sign said.

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we stayed 3 nights here and net some great people who came and went. with Easter weekend coming it was getting too busy (anf noisy)so we went North for some solitude at Campo Coronado. great place for free though when the winds are not blowing.

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A clean and tidy beach with good views. Was windy when we were there though. Hiked up the top of hill at east end of beach. Access road is dirt but doable for any car. A great free camping option!

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Great spot! Right on the pebble beach with plenty of room and clean. Road in is dirt however not too rough.

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Amazing camp spot. Free, clean, crystal clear water. We stayed there 3 nights with out skoolie. Friendly people, good fishing and snorkelling. What else can you ask for?!

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realy great place, stayed there 5 nights!

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Free! Parking in the rockie beach. Great views, good for swimming. Windy , but not all day.

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Great free parking, right next to the water. First day was great, no wind at all. Second day not so much - could barely go outside. Felt really safe, plenty of other rigs there too! Road is a bit rough but made it OK with our low clearance 2wd RV! Make sure to park away from the beach, water really comes up at night with the high tide!

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Perfect place, you can hear and see many kind of birds and some fishermen ! There is pit toilet and trash can. No need 4x4 !!!! Better to sleep up hill to avoid water :-)

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Great place to stay for free! Clean and quiet beach, amazing views and wild life.

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Très bon spot. calme et sauvage. seulement les hurlements des coyotes le soir. on peut voir dauphins et lion de mer.

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very good spot to stay more during a raodtrip . A lot of fishing , sole , baracuda, octopus... safe and clean place at this moment . We saw one tortle and sea lions ...
A mexican man clean the beach , some give him some pesos ...

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Nice stay in this spot for 2 days. Beware of thirsty bees, we had an attack the second day and move to pebble Beach. Better place.

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beautifull amazing free place here

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Beautiful. Toilet was not clean at all.
You better camp on top where the trash bins are, because the water comes up at night. One guy camped down where you can drive and there was water inside the van (Computer and other stuff was broken).

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Just like everyone else said- beautiful, tons of wildlife, and even a decent pit toilet.

Also windy. Our first day was paradise, but the second had most everyone up and down the beach holed up in our rigs. There is plenty of camping further up the road if you're not feeling social, but it didn't seem to offer any protection from the wind, despite being behind the hills.

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Nice place, spent a week here. I caught a bunch of fish on a rod , others did spearfishing & the Mexicans we hung out with caught octopus at night with flashlights. The snorkeling is good if you go a bit east to the other bay. Nice place. don't drive on the beach, we had to help one meathead along with the military hummer get his 2WD van out.

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Beatiful. Very nice caretaker. We were up on the pebble beach. No 4x4 needed. If you want to go on sand just let enough air out of your tires. Bring firewood. No trees for miles. Clear water. Saw flying stingrays, seals and lot of birds. Bring a fishing rod!

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Absolutely stunning. Free. Trash service available. Oysters in the bay for breakfast lunch and dinner! Stayed five days until fried from all the sunshine. Awesome spot. Dry desert.

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Beautiful FREE beach with pit toilets and garbage bins. Think twice if its too windy. We wanted to stay more but couldnt stand the strong winds. About 10 kms from the village. The last 2 km is rough off road but absolutely doable with almost any vehicle. You dont need 4x4.

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Spent two nights here, the view was much better than at Daggett, and the price even better! There is a sort of caretaker that you give small donations to in order to pick up the garbage. No other services it's pretty much wild camping but we felt really safe. Don't leave food or food waste laying about there are coyotes that patrol the area!

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Had a great night here! Free, or you could make a donation to the caretaker. Clean pebble beach. Great to hike around. You could find some secluded spots out further on the point or further down the road, or park on strip with the RVs. Paddleboarded with some sea lions. Beautiful sunset. It was calm until 6:30pm and then a strong wind came suddenly and was blowing in every direction, so just watch out for that.

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I can't say enough good things about this area. it will take your breath. we felt totally safe. outhouses are even less scary than they look. great place to try out free camping. area has trash cans and sort of a caretaker who comes around and picks up trash. he doesn't speak a word of English and may have tried to tell us not to have fires on the beach but when I showed him our small pile of wood he was fine with it. not sure of his authority to tell us anything but he clearly cares about the area and keeps it nice so whatever, we went with it. saw sea lions, caught some fish, awesome beach hike with starfish area. a little windy at night but manageable. worth the trip!!!

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Nice spot to stay,quiet and a lot of wildlive to see.we are not sure if it is free or not, mad a donation

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Posted as part on national park. No fees. Several campers on beach. Beautiful location. We had a lot of birding activity with pelicans and brown boobies feeding just off the beach. Was very clean. A couple of dilapidated semi-pit toilets. Beach was very clean.

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Beautiful! A man came by and collected trash but didn't ask us to pay any camping fee. No facilities. Highway is currently under construction but will likely be paved almost the whole way soon.

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Apparently the spit of land at the end of la gringa is federal property and the person who has been charging people to stay here has no claim to it... And supposedly was forced to leave baja for his years of trouble making... This area is now more formally classified as national park and you can camp out here for free. Not great wind cover but in our experience it tends to die down at night. A vigilante (guard) might come by in various states of sobriety to "check in" and inquire about length of stay and number of people.

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Beach camping on the northern end of Bahia de Los Angeles. Stunning views. Rustic toilets. Showers available at office. 2015 pricing is 100 MXN/night.

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- 70 pesos per night (with some haggling)
- bad pit toilets
- water can be purchased
- no showers, no electricity
- right at the beach
- very bad access road (try to follow the road by the coast, rather than the main washboard road).

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Primitive campsite on the north end of Gonzaga Bay. Friendly family runs the place and will give you a good price. They also offer giant tubs of non-potable water that is great for showering and dishes. ~USD $5.00

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