Bridges Beach

Used mainly for surfing, this urban beach is a great place for a quick trip to the shore. With nothing but a straight shot to the ocean, Bridges Beach is best for those looking for a hassle free beach.

Situated in downtown Aguadilla, Bridges Beach is on the West coast of Puerto Rico. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. If activity and variety isn't your thing, you'll be glad that most of Puerto Rico's beaches are quite calm and serene. This atmosphere is not for everyone, though. If you seek a fun and active spot, you're better off visiting Bridges Beach, one of the few beaches that draws a significant crowd.

How to Access The Beach
Bridges Beach is centrally located just off the main coastal road that runs along the entire western edge of the city. If you are going to need parking, use the same lot as the more popular School Yard Beach, right off PR-440.

Amenities and Ambiance

Backed by the city of Aguadilla, Bridges Beach is not the place to go for quiet privacy. Indeed, the atmosphere here is quite exciting as surfers head out and fight the waves. Non-surfers might not find much to do here, as a somewhat rocky shoreline can make swimming uncomfortable.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

You should remember that the area right around Bridges Beach is rather congested, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the West coast of Puerto Rico. It's located near Luis A. Canena Marquez Stadium, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Bridges Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Luis A. Canena Marquez Stadium Sporting Event Venue 0.6 mi. E Puerto Rico
Las Cascadas Water Park Amusement/Theme Park 0.7 mi. E Puerto Rico
Point Borinquen Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.1 mi. N Puerto Rico
Borinquen Golf Club Golf Course 3.4 mi. N Puerto Rico
Punta Borinquen Golf Club Golf Course 3.9 mi. N Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Bridges Beach is near Aguadilla, so walking the city is a definite option. The closest town is Aguadilla, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the beach, Aguadilla is a quick trip away, about a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Bridges Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although travelers will find just a few places to stay in the area, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be seen below.

Accommodations near Bridges Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Cielo Mar 0.7 mi. N Hotel
El Pedregal 0.8 mi. NNE Lodge

Food

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is Rompeolas Bar & Grill. The restaurant serves delicious American cuisine. They also specialize in seafood.

Some nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Bridges Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Rompeolas Bar & Grill (787) 891-6831 American Informal 0.2 mi. SE
A L Rex Cream (787) 882-5185 -- -- -- --
Andrew Kline (787) 890-0115 -- -- -- --
Atlantic Restaurant & Pizza (787) 891-8787 Italian -- -- --
Benjie's Sports Bar & Delicatessen (787) 882-0707 -- -- -- --
Betsy Cafe (787) 882-8742 -- -- -- --
Borinquen Steak House & Sandwich (787) 882-1870 -- -- -- --
Cafe Michelle (787) 882-2015 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa Nieves (787) 882-2622 -- -- -- --
Cafeteria Los Pollos (787) 891-3428 -- -- -- --
Carvel (787) 891-1010 International Very Casual -- --
Ceibas Cafe (787) 882-2914 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Puerto Rico, so if Bridges Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You may also want to try The Shacks, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located three and a half miles to the north. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, School Yard Beach is a location removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it just a little ways away.

You may also enjoy Table Rock Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Maybe Bridges Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Puerto Rico offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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