School Yard Beach

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A popular beach in Aguadilla, School Yard Beach offers visitors the chance to kick back and relax or challenge the waves. Either way, this large beach is often seen entertaining plenty of guests.

Positioned near the center of downtown Aguadilla, School Yard Beach is on the West coast of Puerto Rico. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Although School Yard Beach is not the most hidden spot in Puerto Rico, it has the right combination of charm and personality to attract beachgoers.

How to Access The Beach

With a large parking lot located right at the intersection of PR 440 and PR 111, there should be no problems reaching this convenient beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

With a wide shoreline, this beach offers plenty of space for people the spread out. However, while you are free to lay out in the sun, most people visiting School Yard Beach will be heading out with surfboards to ride the waves. In addition, the large beachfront also makes the beach a popular places for people to tie down their boats. Dozens of small, colorful, wooden boats can be found lining the beach - which in itself makes for a pretty experience.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Since School Yard Beach happens to be found in an area commonly frequented by travelers, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the West coast of Puerto Rico. Luis A. Canena Marquez Stadium is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is among the attractions in the region.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near School Yard Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Luis A. Canena Marquez Stadium Sporting Event Venue 0.7 mi. ENE Puerto Rico
Las Cascadas Water Park Amusement/Theme Park 0.8 mi. NE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

School Yard Beach is close to Aguadilla, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Aguadilla is the closest city and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Aguadilla isn't far off, roughly a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full nearby hotel rooms are. School Yard Beach is not near very many major hotels, but you may see guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Though beach-goers will find relatively few places to stay in the vicinity, those options closest to School Yard Beach are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near School Yard Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Cielo Mar 0.9 mi. N Hotel
El Pedregal 1.0 mi. N Lodge


When you're starving for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is A L Rex Cream.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near School Yard Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 -- -- -- --
China Lake Restaurants (787) 882-3370 Chinese -- -- --

Other Beaches

Needless to say, School Yard Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Puerto Rico.

If the active mood at School Yard Beach has you wanting more of the same, consider heading to The Shacks, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it four miles to the north. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Bridges Beach may be a good choice. It is located only a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Table Rock Beach, which is located one and a quarter miles away.

While Puerto Rico has many alluring attractions, School Yard Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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