Punta Sal is a laid-back, crescent-shaped beach that is perfect for swimming, kayaking, or jet skiing. Just south of Punta Sal is Vichayito, which offers travelers a quiet and pleasant place to stay on Peru's northern coast.
Just outside Trujillo is Huanchaco, a mellow beach and fishing village where you can watch local fishermen paddle out on beautiful reed rafts known as caballitos de tórtora.
Órganos is a broad, white-sand beach that boasts good surfing. Las Pocitas is another lovely beach that sports interesting rock formations and tide pools.