Crash Boat Beach

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The site of a former military port that was used as a jumping off point for rescuing air crews, Crash Boat Beach was aptly named for this history. Some of the pier infrastructure remains from this time, though those who aren't aware of the history call it an eyesore.

Located in the vicinity of Aguadilla, 1.9 miles north-northwest of downtown Aguadilla, Crash Boat Beach is on the West coast of Puerto Rico. You might want regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. At Crash Boat Beach, you'll have the best of both worlds: plenty to see and do nearby, but less crowds and noise than at other beaches.

How to Access The Beach

Just a coupe miles from Highway 2, Crash Boat Beach is easy to spot and access. Follow the road signs on Route 107 and you'll get there without any trouble.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located on Puerto Rico's northwest coast, Crashboat Beach (or, Playa Crashboat) is a favorite amongst watersports enthusiasts. The surf is variable with a tendency to get nasty, making it a challenge to endure for less experienced swimmers, but fun for those on motorized equipment. Off shore, scuba diving is popular in the deeper water. Crash Boat is great for surfing and swimming, thanks sections of the beach which experience different currents. Snorkeling is also great here, and to top it off, it may well be the most photographed beach in town. Businesses selling watersports equipment, food kiosks, restrooms, and showers make up the facilities here, and there is even designated parking for the beach. It does get busy on weekends, but it is easy to see why.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Crashboat Beach mainly attracts water sports enthusiasts and there usually aren't any crowds.

What's Nearby


Crash Boat Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the West coast of Puerto Rico; this area boasts other attractions such as Las Cascadas Water Park, which is a mile and a half away.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Crash Boat Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Las Cascadas Water Park Amusement/Theme Park 1.8 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Luis A. Canena Marquez Stadium Sporting Event Venue 1.8 mi. SE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Crash Boat Beach is near Aguadilla, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Not far away you'll find Aguadilla, a city which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Crash Boat Beach, Aguadilla is just up the road, about two miles (three kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Crash Boat Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels that are within a short car ride, the nearest ones are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Crash Boat Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Cielo Mar 1.0 mi. SE Hotel
El Pedregal 1.1 mi. SE Lodge


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is El Meson Sandwiches Cam El Mango. This restaurant features American cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their sandwiches. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Crash Boat Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Meson Sandwiches Cam El Mango (787) 882-2702 American Very Casual 0.9 mi. NE
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

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Crash Boat Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Vacationers may also want to visit Table Rock Beach, which is located three miles away.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Puerto Rico, and Crash Boat Beach is just one of the many options.


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