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Video: Is this the first or last beach in the Californias?

What wicked name do locals use for the sand near Lovers' Beach in Cabo San Lucas? This video tell you.

Depending on where you stand, the busy spot in this video is either the first beach in the Californias or the last.

Lovers’ Beach, near the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula, about 1,100 miles south of Los Angeles, is one of Cabo San Lucas’ emblematic attractions.

Most tourists reach it by a five-minute ride from the city waterfront via a water taxi, a quick trip that puts money into the pockets of local watermen still struggling after the damage wrought by Hurricane Odile in late 2014.

Like the rest of the Los Cabos resort area, this territory is part of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. Besides the beach at Land’s End, you see rock formations smoothed by eons of tides and a grab-bag of watercraft, from fishermen’s pangas and tourist kayaks to enormous cruise ships.

And then, just as the land peters out, El Arco rises to form a dramatic arch over the last little bit (or maybe it’s the first) of the Californias.

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