On the west side of the peninsula, the beach is usually calm.
You will see fishermen working in this area along with their colorful fishing boats.
Of course where there is fish there is also seagulls.
As you approach Jose Ignacio you will see a body of water on your left. Laguna Jose Ignacio is
8 km wide but quite shallow.A narrow sandbar seperates it from the Atlantic Ocean. After strong storms the lake is connected to the sea. It attracts a large variety of water fowl and is worth a stop.
We didn't see many species when we were there but the migration had already started and some had gone to their summer breeding grounds.
Flamingos, storks, seagulls, and ducks are regular visitors.
On the eastern side of the tip of the peninsula, you will see the Faro Jose Ignacio. It is an eyecatching land marker with very pretty landscaping. The lighthouse was built in 1877. Visitors are permitted free of charge. From the top the views are quite impressive.
The Faro de José Ignacio was built in 1877 in order to avoid shipwrecks in that area. The company in charge of controlling it was Costa y Cia.
Nowadays it still serves as a lighthouse, and you can also visit it during the day. It has 121 steps you have to climb to get to the top. From there there's a great view of the town and the sea.
Playa Brava is on the eastern side of the peninsula. It has a much stronger surf and winds.
This is a good beach for surfing, boogie boarding, and windsurfing.
If you don't want to walk in the sand, just walk on the boardwalk. You get a nice view of the sea from there plus there are many birds nearby on the rocks.