Located on the very southern tip of Baja California Sur, among the stunning rock formations of Cabo San Lucas, is Divorce Beach (Playa Divorcio). A beautiful stretch of near-white sand backed by high cliffs this beach is adjoined by the much better known Lover’s Beach, or Playa del Amor.
It is in fact quite difficult to separate the two beaches, but basically Lover’s beach looks back towards the town and harbour of Cabo San Lucas, whereas Divorce beach faces out into the Pacific Ocean. Unsurprisingly this means the waves here are more considerable, and it is in fact particularly dangerous to swim here. There are no lifeguards and the strong currents and powerful waves have claimed a number of lives over the years.
The beach’s quirky name is thought to be a reference to the waves and the neighbouring Lover’s Beach. Whilst one of these beaches is ideal for married couples, a swim at the other may well result in only one of you returning!
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