Puerto Peñasco Beaches
Rocky Point Is Home To Beaches
As you might expect of a seaside town, Puerto Peñasco beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world – each one with their own unique feel and afforded activities. No matter your water sport preference, you’re sure to find it in Rocky Point!
Found at the southern end of Cholla Bay and Laguna del Mar, a group of American expatriates lives here. The terrain is rocky, but the waters are noted for their calmness. There’s also a 15 mile reef, excellent for scuba diving and snorkeling. The winds and shallow waters make this a perfect spot for kite sailing, and if you’re hungry, there’s several bars and restaurants – including the famous JJ’s Cantina. Boat owners will be happy to know there’s a launch here, and it’s a great fishing spot for red snapper, whitefish, halibut, gold spotted bass and black sea bass.
Located north of town, this beach, named for the abundant brown pelicans who call the area home, winds with a curve in Cholla Bay, veering southwest until it ends in La Cholla. The Cholla estuary is found here, and is an excellent place to observe wildlife. If you’re hungry, this is the best spot in the Rocky Point region to go clamming or crabbing. To get there, take the main highway north out of town,and follow the clearly marked turn off going to Laguna Shores/Laguna del Mar.
Playa Bonita / Playa Hermosa
The place to see and be seen, this is Rocky Point’s most popular beach area with tourists. Sprawling between Penasco del Sol and our own Sandy Beach, steps have been built along this stretch to make it more accessible. Home to many water sports, there’s also numerous bars, restaurants, and shops all within walking distance – thereby explaining the beach’s popularity.
Our home beach, it’s a great location for a variety of water activities – swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, water skiing, parasailing, jet skiing, surfing, and fishing.
This small Cholla Bay beach is noted for its calm waters, perfect for swimming and wading. At low tide, you can see rocky landscapes where families of sea lions often catch some sun on the rocks.