A favorite with many Vallartans, especially families and on Sundays, when they flock here to enjoy the wide white sand beach and fresh seafood at its outdoor palapa-shaded restaurants at the edge of the water. Alternately, the large flat rocks found here can be used as picnic tables. Surfers appreciate its two- to five-foot swells, while others enjoy strolling its several kilometers. And during the week you pretty much get the place to yourself. The timid and parents alike appreciate the gradual drop-off; you can wade a long way out into the water before it even reaches your waist. So this is a great beach for everyone and even the sunsets viewed from here seem special—probably because you're so wondrously relaxed at the end of a languorous day here.

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