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“A beach so full of life”
Review of Huanchaco Beach

Huanchaco Beach
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Trujillo Combo Tour: Temple of the Dragon, Chan Chan and Huanchaco
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Huanchaco
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A beach so full of life”
Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Okay so this beach isn't the prettiest, it's dark sand, cold water, it's between a highway and the ocean, it's rocky has some garbage.
But....
It's always busy, always has surfing multiple times a day with great surf, you need a wetsuit and water shoes.
You can sit and relax on your own or for 8 soles or less get two chairs and an umbrella on a super hot sunny day.
People sell things on the beach but Arnt to pushy except a pushy artist but everyone else was nice enjoyed some ice cream, incakola and souvenir key chains on the beach. There are orange garbages on the beach which is awesome if only the locals would use them the tourist certainly Do.
The surfing is great and there are lots of people surfing including locals that will strip you of a wave and they don't follow surf rules of whose next in line. But as a girlfriend of a surfer I really enjoyed watching the young Peruvian locals who were amazing surfers and fun to watch.

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Sacramento, California
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“an average beach and noisy”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

It was my first time seeing bulldozers put fresh sand on a beach while people were right next to it sunbathing. This is almost all locals here including the surfers. Some junk food concession stands. Lots of noise from cars and polluting buses going back and forth. Lots of families here during the day and then a pick up joint at night

Visited January 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Trash everywhere! But great surfing.”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

There was trash all over the beach...it even smelled like trash. It made it hard to find a good spot to put a towel. One thing that's cool is that guys come around with umbrellas and beach chairs. 5 soles each, so you don't need to bring your own.

Visited December 2012
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Lima, Peru
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Consistent surf, garbage on the beach”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

The surfing conditions were pretty good to very good while we were there. Very scenic with the palm trees, the water and the sun setting or the moon's reflection on the ocean. Unfortunately, many of the local Peruvians who come with their families to visit the beach do not clean up after themselves and simply throw garbage on the beach. It does not look good for the country, when the locals don't take pride or ownership of what they have. There should be a large campaign to address the pollution and education to secure a cleaner future.

Visited December 2012
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Golden, Colorado
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Great surfing beach”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

The beach is pretty long. This place is great for surfing but its also a nice beach as well. I really liked running north along the beach just north of town as it was completely deserted.

Visited July 2012
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