Beaches in Peru

Peru's beaches are scattered throughout the country's 1,500-mile-long (2,415-km) coastline. Many of the best beaches are found in the dry northern coast, including Máncora, which is a hotspot for surfing. You can spend an afternoon in Huanchaco and watch fishermen paddle out on beautiful reed boats known as caballitos de tórtora. A number of other beaches can be visited while staying in Trujillo, Chiclayo, and Lima. Peru's beaches offer up places to swim, surf, fish, and kayak. Many travelers will, however, be content to simply sit with their toes in the sand and watch the waves roll in.