Beach Camping in Baja California Sur

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  • My 1983 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 with 8-foot bed parked at Roosterfish Cove, Destilladeras (several miles farther out on the East Cape from Shipwrecks). This model did not have independent suspension for front wheels; desert rats preferred it because it was tougher.
  • Air Camping tent (made in Italy) on roof. When flap was up, it faced water. Had mosquito netting, mattress, pillow, sheets inside. Ladder holds up cantilevered section. Great for the desert, no worry about snakes, scorpions. I would 4-wheel it out in the desert on my travels in Baja at night, go down into arroyos and sleep. Stealth.
  • 9-foot Haut 3-fin board
  • Yakima Rocket Box on roof, which contained:
    • 10-by-12-foot flea market tarp for shade. There was a solar panel on the Rocket Box that charged up an extra battery. Note sandbags hanging in corners to hold tarp down in wind; no stakes nec.
    • fishing rod

I would fly into San José del Cabo, pick up the truck at my friend Chilon’s house, drive out to an arroyo on a ranch, down to the beach, let air out of tires and go 2 miles or so on the sand to Roosterfish Cove. All alone for days. No clothes nec.

4 Responses to Beach Camping in Baja California Sur

  1. Lindy Gaskill says:

    Hey Lloyd, we are a new fan of your creativity and just got a couple of your books. We like several things you mentioned as we too often camp around Todos Santos (hour north of Cabo on Pacific side) in Baja. The tent is awesome as we are considering building something similar for our truck. What is the make of the tent? And sand bags in the corners to hold down the tarp is a great idea. Enjoy. Lindy and Greg

  2. Lloyd Kahn says:

    Lindy, They don’t make this type any more, but there are many other cartop tents. One I like is manufactured in Aptos, Calif.

  3. Ellen says:

    Hello Lloyd,
    What a great camp! I’m not so experienced or capable but I would like to camp in Baja next winter/spring. Do you have suggestions? Not to remote, not too humid. My van doesnt know how to drive in sand.
    Thanks,

  4. Lloyd Kahn says:

    Ellen, Maybe you can get some ideas from my posts on Baja: https://www.lloydkahn.com/?s=baja

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