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.

Located in downtown Aguadilla, Bridges Beach is on the West coast of Puerto Rico. You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. The majority of Puerto Rico's beaches are quite secluded, offering beautiful backdrops and few disturbances. While these qualities are undoubtedly perfect for some, other visitors prefer lounging in the livelier environment at Bridges Beach.

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, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Since Bridges Beach can be found within an area popular for visitors., you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Bridges Beach on the West coast of Puerto Rico. It is close to Luis A. Canena Marquez Stadium, which is seen three quarters of a mile to the east, and it is one of a number of attractions in the region.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

The town of Aguadilla is close-by and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the coast, Aguadilla is a quick trip away, roughly a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Though you'll find very few hotels within a several miles, the nearest ones are listed in the table 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

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Puerto Rico's specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is Rompeolas Bar & Grill. This restaurant serves American food. They are also known for serving seafood.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Puerto Rico, so if Bridges Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

If the exciting vibe at Bridges Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider checking out The Shacks, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it three and a half miles to the north. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, School Yard Beach is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located only a short distance away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Table Rock Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Bridges Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Puerto Rico you might like.

 

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