Things To Do at Playas de Tijuana, Mexico

Enjoy a view of the Pacific Ocean from Playas de Tijuana in the Northwestern corner of Mexico. Spanish for "beaches of Tijuana," Playas de Tijuana is a beach spot right at the border of Mexico & the United States. The border fence itself extends out into the ocean. You'll find street art, a variety of food options, & serene views at this unique beach on the border.



Take in the Art

On the Mexican side, murals & graffiti cover the metal bar fence. Someone wrote "the peace is possible" across 11 of the iron bars. Another says "hay sueños," Spanish for "there are dreams." There's a red heart, a smiley face, hand prints, a peace sign. People's names: Juan, Hector, Mario, Ivan. There's even a dolphin sculpture, a lighthouse, & Tijuana sign for your Instagram selfie needs.



Stroll the Boardwalk

People watch as you strut your stuff across the boardwalk. Although there are some tourists, you'll more often see families hanging out together, couples grabbing lunch, kids running across the boardwalk, shop owners setting up for the day. You might see border agents or Mexican police simply because you're so close to the border. The beach is also dog-friendly, I saw people walking their dogs & enjoying the beautiful beaches with their canine friends.



Eat the Food

Eat an authentic meal with a peaceful ocean view. There are many food options as you walk across the boardwalk. Lots of seafood & micheladas. Keep an eye out to see what's open. We were there around noon; many restaurants were closed or just opening up.



Parking

Depending on when you arrive, there are reasonable parking options. We were there midday midweek & had absolutely no problem at all. Visit during a busy weekend or holiday, & parking might be a more difficult to acquire.




If you want to come to Mexico, Playas de Tijuana is spot-on for a day trip. Start off with a few cool photos by the Tijuana sign, walk the boardwalk, eat some food, & enjoy the weather! Check out more photos from my Tijuana trip here & here.

Have you visited Tijuana? Leave a comment on your faves! :]

8 comments

  1. Lovely travel read.

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  2. I have never been to Mexico. I've always wanted to go. I love this guide and have a friend who lives here.

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  3. I would love to visit someday!

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  4. What a fun vacation! Your pictures are beautiful!

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  5. Ahh this sounds so fun! I haven't been to Tijuana yet but I really need to add it to my bucket list!

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  6. I have a friend who lives here and she's always begging me to come. It sounds like a super fun place to visit.

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