Last Updated on August 17, 2022

There are plenty of opportunities for fans of sandboarding in Uruguay, mostly located around the coast.

The best dunes are located in Rocha near Cabo Polonio, although there are plenty of smaller beach dunes that you can hit near major cities in Canelones and Maldonado.

Montevideo does not have very steep dunes but you can find some small slopes near exit 6. Alternatively, head to the nearby Lomas de Solymar and El Pinar beaches for some thrilling rides.

Sandboarding in Uruguay - Lomas de Solymar, Canelones
Sandboarding at Lomas de Solymar – Ciudad de la Costa, Uruguay. Photo courtesy of Germantito.

Sandboarding in Rocha

Dunas de Cabo Polonio

Mobile sand dunes near the village of Cabo Polonio in the eastern coast of Uruguay’s Rocha department. The site is only reachable by hiking the dunes on foot or driving with 4×4 offroad vehicles.

Dunas de Valiza

Large dunes with panoramic view of the atlantic coast, Valizas and Cabo Polonio.

Santa Teresa’s Park

National Park with a historic fort, natural trails, and sandy beaches.


Sandboarding in Canelones

Bajada 6 – Montevideo

Small coastal dunes on the eastern side of Montevideo, near exit 6 (bajada seis).

Lomas de Solymar – Ciudad de la Costa

Dunes located in a residential neighbourhood and of Ciudad de la Costa in Canelone. The beach is usually quiet with somewhat small slopes.

Las Vegas Beach / Parque del Plata Beach – El Pinar

Two beaches next to each other separated by Solis Chico Creek.


Sandboarding in Maldonado

Chihuahua Beach

Naturist beach in Maldonado with small coastal dunes.

Punta Colorada

Stunning open beach with spectacular landscape, but not very steep dunes.



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