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Address: 11 Baja California Sur | Balandras, La Paz, Mexico

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The kind of beach you dream about

We spent most of one day here just relaxing and wading around in the water. It was getting to be low tide so the water was mostly knee deep but the water was crystal clear. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We spent most of one day here just relaxing and wading around in the water. It was getting to be low tide so the water was mostly knee deep but the water was crystal clear. We could see so many puffer fish and smaller "bait fish" swimming everywhere. The sand was powdery and pure white. Beautiful rock formations ring the... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Take a boat there or drive. Not far from downtown La Paz. Turquoise blue water, super soft white sand beaches. Sea birds galore.

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Burbank, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Great beach, white sand, crystalline shallow water, so clear you can see the fish swimming everywhere. And apparently so can the various birds there as the dive in from high to eat their fill. The "balandra" the famous mushroom shaped rock is all the way to the right add you stand on the beach and gave the ocean Highly recommend... More 

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edmonton
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a huge bay that is really shallow (4' deep at its deepest) Everyone there tells you to shuffle your feet when you walk to avoid being stung but this felt way over emphasized as all it did was make older ones in our group scared to go in the water. We searched and didn't see a single sting... More 

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LONDON
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Well worth getting the mini bus from town and going to this stunning lagoon type beach Full of locals-just one small snack stand-knacks for rent Very shallow-can wade for miles or swim -if you sit near the rocks the shades free-or you can hire a brolly and sun bed but it's a very simple family beach Loved it

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Look, I've never actually walked on water but this is as close as it gets. The beach is WONDERFUL because it is shallow for a mile or two out and you just explore the rock formations. Driving the coast in La Paz is like a newly discovered PCH and it is just as sophisticated with a fraction of the people.... More 

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American Falls, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a fantastic beach, especially for children. You can wade and wade and wade in the clear blue water. The only down side is that it is quite popular and if you prefer solitude (I do), then you might want to just make it a short visit.

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

At low tide, Balandra Beach is pretty much a huge wading area that's beautifully scenic. There's a lot of interesting geology around the site, in addition to beautiful white sand. Paved parking is a nice addition, although the lack of restrooms is problematical. At one end of the parking lot is a vendor from whom you can rent SUP and... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Balandra is a very pretty sandy beach, well protected from the surge. A bit of a long walk to the water if the tide is very low - otherwise a perfect beach to go kayaking or simply enjoy the shallow water. The rock formations surrounding the beach at two sides provide a very beautiful backdrop.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Balandra was a dream when I saw photos. Turns out it REALLY looks like that in person. It's one of my all time favorite beaches in the world, especially early in the morning. You can drive there easily, park in the lot and rent a kayak from a man right there on the beach. Slip into the water and enjoy... More 

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