Wildcamping on the beach | Wild Camping

Mexico

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Verified:
6 months ago
Altitude:
4.4 masl
Website:
None

Amenities

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

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Our favorite wildcamping spot in Baja so far! You have to follow the dirt road to agua verde and take a small and not so visible road on your left (around km 34) before the village. It gets you to a nice little sand beach. A 2wd can easily go there, there's some solid parking spot. Great snorkelling, quiet and the night sky is beautiful.
Totally worth the drive.

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We stayed here with our dogs for two nights and loved it! We felt safe and the views are where worth the bumpy road. We have a 4x4 Tacoma so it wasn't terrible for us but I wouldn't recommend it if you aren't comfortable driving on rough roads or don't have high clearance. Takes about an hour and a half once you're off the main road. Worth the trouble to us, our favorite spot yet! Secluded and beautiful!

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Small precision: the Google Maps coordinates are wrong —> after the 34 km take the path on the left (can of beer in the trees)

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The spot is simply magical. Little wind, the water is hot the road to come beautiful. Tips: Advancing a little further on the beach to be even better placed (the sand is hard and the tide does not rise too high) just perfect! I recommend a 4x4

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Ignore the sign saying you need 4WD, however high clearance is definitely needed as the road is very uneven and you'll bottom out the center of your vehicle.

Got down easily with a 2WD E250 van, with full PSI on the tires.

Gorgeous here, long road in though from the hwy. Prob take 1.5 hours in a vehicle with highway suspension as it's very bumpy.

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It breaks my heart to be the bad guy, but this place is not necessarily worth the troubles (in my opinion).
I’m in a 4x4/HCL 20’ Sprinter with an upgraded off-road suspension. The drive in wasn’t bad, the switchbacks are always uncomfortable but it was easily doable going slow. The drive in took a long time… maybe 1.5-2 hours. The views are so stunning! But it’s these side roads that lead to the camping spots that are overgrown and sketch and have the potential to do a lot of damage. Once you’re in, it’s almost impossible to turn around. I had to turn around on one road since I’m 11’4” tall (20’ long) and the tree clearance was too low, and I damaged my back bumper pretty badly (Las Palmas campsite). Pinstripes everywhere because of this current site, but that’s expected when off-roading.

For this specific turnoff, some kind soul put a white note in the front with black marker that says, 4x4/HCL only. It was rough but not the worst I’ve done. I was worried about the width so I walked the entire thing first. I decided to drive in… and once I got to the campsite, I was met with gorgeous waves of the ocean, mountains/rock views, cacti and flora, and campsites obliterated with so much TRASH. Yellowjacket’s present and vultures were circling likely due to the smells… I kept thinking my dog shit somewhere inside my van but it was the aroma of outside.

The positives: barely anyone around (besides some guy that kept riding his dirt bike on the beach), had the entire campsite to myself, topless and all. The solitude was so welcome after a few days in Loreto. Clear gorgeous sky. It was stunning to watch the sunset and that’s the one pic I took.

I wouldn’t come here again unless I was in a smaller 4x4 vehicle. I didn’t go all the way to Agua Verde, so maybe that’s where I failed. Big bummer all around with the amount of trash on this beach, I cleaned up lots of empty beer cans/glass. I only stayed one night as to haul some trash out and not have it sit stinky near my van.

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sidenote: this is not Agua Verde per se. that's another 10-15 kms down the road.

so, very mixed feelings about this spot for August camping.

first, general notes: they bay is beautiful but most of it seems to be very rocky beach. for tent camping, you'd really want to stick to the first part.

access road is rough, long, very bumpy at times, and needs high clearance (or, serious skill and luck) - that said, I made it here in a 98 Ford Taurus with just 3 extra inches of clearance using $20 spring spacers from AutoZone (highly recommend that option for those with low sedans and a desire for Baja off-roading).

it's a long drive and it's really only worth it if you can stay multiple nights. Baja spoils you, so even though it's spectacular it's not Baja spectacular. it's great. just bring tons of ice and water.

In summer, it's sweltering from 10am-5pm, so you want a solid shade structure. I hear it's wonderful in winter months, but there's not much rock-free, beach real-estate for tent camping, so time your visit for weekday and arrive early.

would be totally worth it if you had a solid new car with easy clearance, patience for long dirt roads, a kayak, snorkel gear, enough food, water and ice for 2-3 days.

the magic begins at 6 pm, when the beach empties out and the sunset gives way to a spectacular night sky (especially when there's no moon to crowd them out). I frequently felt like I was Robinson Crusoe on my own deserted island!

final thoughts: if you have an easy off-road vehicle that can traverse the road quickly, definitely do it. if you have to inch carefully across the desert gravel and washboard roads, I'd skip it. there's plenty of deserted beautiful perfect beaches in Baja and it's not worth the effort. especially not if you've just come from bahia concepcion.

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great spot. great snorkeling. watch out of sting ray (don't step on it, it hurts at least 6 hours!). Hard to get there with about 25 km of dirt road.

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USE THE COORDINATES LISTED BELOW TO FIND THE ENTRANCE!!! Once you make it down this side road there are 5 spots to the right that can accommodate most rigs. That being said, the entire dirt road to get to Agua Verde is pretty sketch with steep cliffs and hairpin turns for over an hour. 4WD not mandatory, but you absolutely need a high clearance vehicle (we are in a 2WD Sprinter). I would recommend only making the trek if you plan to stay multiple days, otherwise it is not worth it. The beach is beautiful though and we do love free camping. No cell service on ATT and no amenities.

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Beautiful cove with mountains as a backdrop. Can camp right along the shore or on flat area on the rocks with camp ring. Dirt road in leaves Agua Verde road on the right shortly after KM 34. Some soft and high clearance spots. No amenities or cell coverage. Free.

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Beautiful remote spot, very safe and other campers on the beach. We stayed 3 nights we liked it so much. Great hiking!

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TOP SPOT! Really nice beach! Snorkling is great!! It‘s beautiful here! Downside...Moskitos as soon as the sun is down!

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Awesome spot on hard dirt about 20 feet from the waters edge. A decent breeze during the day while we were here. Good snorkelling, lots of fish. The cliff provides nice shade for a cooler morning than what we have recently experienced. Beach is sandy and I wouldn’t drive on it unless you have 4x4. Stayed 2 nights, very beautiful spot! First 10km is paved the remaining 24km to the site are gravel in decent shape. Easy with a 2wd

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The entrance's GPS to this place is 25.515188, -111.110312

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Wonderful place with plenty opportunities to stay along the beach; the first 4-5 sites right at the little cove are easy to access for the most midsize rigs without 4x4; to get to the more quiet places alooooooong the beach up north I recommend 4x4 and to access after noon at low tide; the winding trail from the main road at km34 is well maintained but keep an eye at the muddy section in the middle before or after a rain...it could be sticky and slippery; the whole area is great for snorkeling, swimming, SUPg,walking, fishing and hiking; we stayed there 3nights

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nice spot, but takes ages to reach, plan to stay here for a while to make the hour long drive from highway worth it. awesome snorkeling right in the bay. some hiking up the mountain. people drive on the beach to get to more remote camp spots.

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Very nice spot!
Ok with high clearance 2wd (we have a Vanagon).
Few spots directly when you arrive.
But you can drive on the beach, the sand is not soft.
The dirt road from the Mex1 is very long but very nice too!

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Looks pretty but was swarmed with Yellowjackets, this we didn’t stay :(

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Our favorite wildcamping spot in Baja so far! You have to follow the dirt road to agua verde and take a small and not so visible road on your left (around km 34) before the village. It gets you to a nice little sand beach. A 2wd can easily go there, there's some solid parking spot. Great snorkelling, quiet and the night sky is beautiful.
Totally worth the drive.

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