Beach activities are the main focus in the San Quintin
area. Both the bays and the open beaches offer plenty of opportunity for recreation.
BIRD WATCHING, The bays and
marshes south of town offer some of the best birding on the Baja Peninsula. A large
variety wildlife and enjoyable climate ad to the fun.
CLAMMING, All 3 bays, plus the
beaches along the ocean are productive at low tide. For access to the bays, head for the
Old Mill area. For access to the ocean, the beach near the La Pinta Hotel is a good
HUNTING, The tidal flats and
marshland just south of San Quintin provide good hunting for duck and goose in winter, and
for quail all year long.
KAYAK, Kayaking in the bays is
a pleasant experience because of the calm water. Ocean kayaking and wave riding is good
south of the bays, with easy launching.
SCUBA DIVING, Located 5 miles
southwest of Cabo San Quintin, Johnston's Seamount offers good visibility, plenty of sea
life, and interesting pinnacles and reef structure.
SURFING, Good surfing can
sometimes be found at the beach break at Picacho, north of the bays, and at the point
break at the end of the San Quintin peninsula.