Framed by a golden arch, the tumultuous water and pointed rocks of this sandy bay provide a turbulent alternative to neighboring Lover’s Beach.
Evoking imagery of a lovers’ quarrel with its name, Divorce Beach is so-called for its jagged rocks and the formidable waves of the Pacific Ocean. This rugged locale is the rowdy southern counterpart to adjacent Lover’s Beach, which faces the far calmer water of the Gulf of California. Make your way between the two very different bodies of water framing this exceptional stretch of sand.
Hike east with your family along this serene and isolated beach to reach El Arco, one of the most iconic rock formations in the region. Pass through this famous arch at low tide, when the sand is still visible. Later, when the ground seems to disappear, visit the arch on a glass-bottom boat ride. Join one of these relaxing tours at the nearby marina to view the arch as well as fish and other marine life below the boat. Take photos of the mesmerizing natural structure at sunset, when the rock glows in golden light.
Pay attention to the signs providing warnings not to swim here, due to fierce rip currents and undertow. Claim a section of sand for yourself and sunbathe in this tranquil sandy haven. Bring sufficient sunscreen and water, since very little shade is available. In line with the beach’s remote setting, it has no vendors, restaurants or bathroom facilities.
Head north to Lover’s Beach, where the water from the Gulf of California is far calmer. Here, you can swim and snorkel in the clear sea. Access the beaches for free; they are open to the public at all times.
Divorce Beach lies on the Pacific side of the arch separating the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean. Walk southeast from the marina in Cabo San Lucas for about 25 minutes to get here. Visit a few of the surrounding highlights, including Playa Empacadora, the Pabellón Cultural de la República and Medano Beach.