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 located right at the border of Mexico & the United States near San Diego, California. 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. There are many things to do at Playas de Tijuana!

Picture yourself eating fresh seafood in front of the ocean. Good views & good food. Enjoy the views of the beach. If you're exploring Tijuana, make a trip to the playas. Search a place to park, then take in the experience, the vista (view).  The water looks beautiful, a popular location for hanging out. The park is located near the parking area so guests can hang out there if they don't really want to be right in front of the playas.

Things To Do at Playas de Tijuana, Mexico

Things To Do at Playas de Tijuana, Mexico

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 sueƱos," 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.

Things To Do at Playas de Tijuana, Mexico

Things To Do at Playas de Tijuana, Mexico

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 of California. The beach is also dog-friendly, I saw people walking their dogs & enjoying the beautiful beaches with their canine friends.



Things To Do at Playas de Tijuana, Mexico

Eat the Food

Eat an authentic meal with a peaceful ocean view. You can't beat the location! There are many food options as you walk across the boardwalk. Lots of seafood & micheladas. Eat a huitlacoche taco. Keep an eye out to see what's open. We were there around noon; many restaurants were closed or just opening up. Eating is obviously one of the best things to do in Tijuana (& Mexico & everywhere!).

Things To Do at Playas de Tijuana, Mexico border

Things To Do at Playas de Tijuana, Mexico border

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 more difficult to acquire. Search for a spot & it should be relatively easy to find a place. 

Things To Do at Playas de Tijuana, Mexico

Things To Do at Playas de Tijuana, Mexico

Things To Do at Playas de Tijuana, Mexico

Come to Playas de Tijuana, Mexico for a day trip; there's plenty of things to do. This is the perfect location to stay a couple of days to remain within a few miles from the center of the city. 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.

If you have some extra time to travel, Baja California is the perfect place to visit. There are a lot of great hotels available at an excellent price. You can find a good property, apartment, house with wifi to stay the night. Who can resist a good place located by the beach?

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