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Ancon Beach is near the old village of Ancon, which was the first commercial oil producing location in the region in 1911. Originally inhabited by British oil exploration engineers in the early 1900′s, the town is now a peaceful haven for high-end residential properties with fabulous ocean views. Beach access for surfing is fairly limited. There is also swimming and other things to do in the nearby fishing port of Anconcito.
There is still some oil in the ground. As you drive along the road, you can see a few pumping jacks bringing the crude oil to the surface. Pumping jacks are those “horse heads” you see bobbing up and down.
On your way between the fishing port of Anconcito and Ancon you can come of the road and drive out on dirt tracks to the cliff edge, where you can get an spectacular view of Anconcito Bay.
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|Type of beach||Mostly grey sand, some rocks|
|Length of beach||100 yds / 90 m|
|Wind Direction||On-shore / Cross-shore|
|Restaurants and Cafes||None|
|Distance to Salinas||12 mi / 20 km|
|Distance to Guayaquil||88 mi / 141 km|
|Distance to Manta||125 mi / 201 km|
|Distance to Quito||378 mi / 608 km|
Surfing: At the end of the harbor, Anconcito has a pretty good point break
Surf and weather by surf-forcast.com
Hotels and Hostals around Ancon Beach
|The Ocean Hideaway Bed & Breakfast||Hostal||$25-50|