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Santa Maria Beach

Type: Beaches
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Description: A pristine white sand beach offering spectacular snorkeling.
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Pleasanton, Ca USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Wondedrful place to snorkle==take food and water. Clear water and in a protected cove. Drive over a sand trail to get there.

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San Antonio, Texas
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485 reviews 485 reviews
95 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We always rent a car when we are in Cabo though we narrowly missed having a wreck with a crazy jalopy driver that pulled out in front of us. It's nice to be able to go where you want when you want, particularly when you get the urge to go snorkeling in a place where there is no crowd and... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
59 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

During the week there were only 2 couples until later in the afternoon. The waves were large from the hurricane the day we were there other time wold be better. he photo options were nice with the large hills at each end of the cove.

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Moorpark, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had a nice excursion to this beach a couple days ago, and found it to be very nice; safe and pleasant for swimming, secluded, and great for snorkeling. Lots of fish to see, especially near the rocks. It's just a small beach with no commercial services. If you want a nice beach day without 100 hungry vendors bothering you,... More

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West Kelowna, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Spent the day at Santa Maria Beach. We had a car and it was a very short distance from our rented home in Punta Arena. There is construction but nowhere near the beach. The road is a dirt road which is nit that great to drive on, but there is plenty of parking. We got there around 10:30 am and... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is what you dream of in the cold northern winters. Secluded, clean and safe for swimming and snorkeling.

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was a really pretty beach but there are no umbrella rentals so make sure to bring towels and umbrella, snacks and drinks. Water is kind of rough for swimming. We still had a great time

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not to be missed if you love to snorkel, Santa Maria beach is a beautiful cove with parking available so it's easy access if you have a car. This is also one of the beaches the tourist boats come to, along with Chileno. You may want to go early in the morning to have more of the beach to yourself.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I loved this beach, it is a really beautiful place. Get there early to have a bit of time to yourself. Only downside is the portaloos are really disgusting and the beach is fairly steep and pebbly.

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Mission, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Hi everyone, A friend of ours just returned from Cabo and said that there is lots of construction happening at Santa Maria Beach...two Resorts are being built there? Any info on this? Santa Maria is our favorite beach...would hate to see it consumed by a resort. Cheers!

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