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Are All Cabo Beaches Public?

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When anyone, everywhere, thinks or talks of Cabo, one of the first things they'll mention is the warm weather and beautiful beaches. With more than 340 days of summer-like weather, Los Cabos continues to be a vacation paradise. And with so many beaches available to the public, is it any wonder, the sister cities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo have enjoyed the high volume of tourism they have over the years. In Baja California, federal law dictates no beach can be inaccessible to the public. According to the Constitution of Mexico, 72 feet from high tide is designated as property of the entire nation and that means every person throughout the country has a right to access every beach area. Of course, this does not entitle anyone to make a camp fire or use it as their homeless shelter, much less trash it; all of which are considered felonies under Mexican Federal Law. The law further dictates every owner with ocean front beach property has to provide a public access path as per Article 1057-1067 of the Constitution. In its legal Spanish jargon of ''Servidumbre de Paseo'' all private property along any beach needs to provide a right of way entry for the general public under the free access to beaches law. This judicial mandate is further backed by Articles 1068-1070 and 1097-1108 of the Federal Civil Code for the State of Baja California. While this does not entitle anyone from the street to just go waltzing right into a resort and demanding a right of way federal law entry onto the beach, it does entitle everyone to contact the Federal organization SAMARNAT, which is the the environmental watch dog of Mexico, who has authority to establish entry dimensions as per the requirements as they apply to the free access beach parameters at any location. Basically enforcing the ''voluntary servitude of passage'' laws as established per article 1109...

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