Balneario Morrillos

North Coast

If you follow the road past the Faro de los Morrillos lighthouse for less than a mile, you come to the Balneario Morrillos. There is a big parking lot here and all the usual facilities. The beach boasts about half a mile of low dunes and white sand, and it usually gets plenty of surf. Better beaches (although not necessarily with better facilities) lie further east along Hwy 681.

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