Best Beaches in & Around La Serena

Map featuring La Serena beaches. Click on pins to view beach details
  • Isla Damas

    Isla Damas

    Travel time from La Serena: approx 1.5 hrs

    The beaches on Isla Damas are quite unusual for Chile and you could be mistaken for thinking you had mistakenly landed on an island somewhere in the Mediterranean. The landscape is arid with low shrubs clinging to the sandy soil. There are two beaches on the island; La Poza and Las Tijeras both of which have fine white sand and clear turquoise water. They are also on the sheltered side… read more »

  • Playa Blanca

    Playa Blanca
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    Travel time from La Serena: approx 1 hr

    With its white sand and crystal clear waters, Playa Blanca is one of the most beautiful beaches in Chile. Located in the little town of Tongoy, near Coquimbo, this picturesque crescent of sand is backed by hills. One of the most notable features is the huge sand dune at the northern end of the bay.

    Being Chile, the water is fairly cold here, so this is not a great spot for… read more »