Sandy beach of Great Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island, Galapagos National Park.

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Darwin Bay Beach

The Galápagos Islands

This coral beach can be reached by a wet landing. There is a 750m trail along the beach that passes through red-footed booby colonies and several tide pools, and ends at a viewpoint over the cliffs. A pleasant panga ride along here, often followed by playful sea lions, gives a good view of birds nesting above.

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