Los Cabos has great year-round weather, spectacular attractions, and world-class beaches, making it perfect as a vacation getaway or as a permanent residence.
While the waters in the Baja area can be amazingly beautiful, not all beaches are safe for swimming because of the strong waves and some powerful undertow in the Sea of Cortez.
Always heed the permanent red flag planted, a warning that you must not go in the water.
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The Colored Flag System
Beach resorts use the colored flag system to let swimmers know how safe the water is. You’ll see flags even on swimmable beaches as water conditions may vary with seasonal changes.
Here’s what the flags mean:
- A blue flag is a certification awarded to clean beaches, have great water quality, meet high safety standards, and are ecosystem-friendly.
- A green flag means the water is safe for swimming.
- A yellow flag means swimmers must take precautions.
- A red flag means the water is not safe for swimming.
Is Pedregal Beach Swimmable?
Pedregal has a lovely and pristine beach. However, swimming is not allowed on any beaches located in the Pacific Oceanside. Even if you are an athletic swimmer, don’t ignore the beach warnings in red flag beaches like Pedregal Beach and Playa Solmar.
The beach beneath Pedregal on the Pacific side carries a red flag warning. It is made unsafe for swimming by dangerous shore-breaking waves, steep beaches, turbulent waters, and very strong undertows.
Swimmable Beaches in Cabo
A question most often asked is, “Which Cabo beaches are safe for swimming?” Here are some of Cabo’s best swimmable beaches in the area. Simply be aware of restrictions related to the ongoing pandemic.
Medano Beach is Blue Flag certified and considered the safest swimming beach in Los Cabos. It is between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, and right in the middle of downtown’s major activities. The water is ideal for parasailing, kayaking, and snorkeling. If you don’t mind a tourist-crowded beach, then this would be a fun and safe place for you.
Palmilla Beach, another beautiful swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling spot, is located along El Corredor, between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. If you don’t want crowded beaches, then this beach is for you.
Chileno Beach is Blue Flag and perfect for an entire day’s stay and not as swarmed with tourists as Medano beach.
If you’re into snorkeling, then Santa Maria Beach is the best snorkeling spot you’ll find in Los Cabos. Its incredible coral reefs and protected marine life are the main reasons you’ll want to go to this beach.
Hilton Cove (Tequila Cove or Playa Bledito) has a man-made breakwater and is very safe for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking.
Cannery Beaches are Coral Negro and Balconcito collectively. If you prefer swimming, enjoying awesome scenery, or just taking in the sun, these Blue Flag beaches might be a perfect choice to be away from Cabo’s crowded beaches.
Conditions may change without warning even on safe beaches due to Los Cabos’ location. It’s best to always check with your hotel or villa about a particular beach’s current condition before going for a swim. As an added precaution, make sure that the beach has a lifeguard on duty.
Book a Fun and Safe Pedregal Cabo Vacation
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Our concierge staff can help you find the best beach getaway for your budget and needs. Give us a call today at 1.800.975.5569 or leave us a message to get started.