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 middle of downtown Aguadilla, School Yard Beach is on the West coast of Puerto Rico. You might want regardless of whether you are staying very close. Vacationers who prefer to walk rather than drive around Puerto Rico will love how easy it is to access School Yard Beach. There are so many things to do in the area, as this beach is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Keep in mind that School Yard Beach's immediate surroundings are highly urbanized, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as School Yard Beach is on the West coast of Puerto Rico. It is near Luis A. Canena Marquez Stadium, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of a number of popular spots 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 School Yard Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Luis A. Canena Marquez Stadium Sporting Event Venue 0.7 ENE Puerto Rico
Las Cascadas Water Park Amusement/Theme Park 0.8 NE Puerto Rico
Point Borinquen Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.4 N Puerto Rico
Borinquen Golf Club Golf Course 3.6 N Puerto Rico
Punta Borinquen Golf Club Golf Course 4.2 N Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

School Yard Beach is very close to Aguadilla, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Aguadilla is nearby and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, Aguadilla is just up the road, about a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels within driving distance, the ones found closest to the shore are listed in the table below.

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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest places to eat is A L Rex Cream.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides School Yard Beach in Puerto Rico.

If the active mood at School Yard Beach is what you're looking for, think about heading to The Shacks, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it four miles to the north. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, consider Bridges Beach. It is located just a little ways away.

Another location you may want to try is Table Rock Beach, located one and a quarter miles away.

Puerto Rico offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and School Yard Beach is just one of the many options.


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