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.

Located in the heart 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. You may notice that beaches throughout Puerto Rico tend to be somewhat quiet, but School Yard Beach is the exception.

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.

Bear in mind that the area right around School Yard Beach is a bustling area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Positioned on the West coast of Puerto Rico; the area hosts attractions such as Luis A. Canena Marquez Stadium, which is three quarters of a mile to the east-northeast.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found 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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Aguadilla, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the beach, Aguadilla isn't far off, maybe a quarter mile (a half kilometer).


How many other people you encounter at School Yard Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. School Yard Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

While travelers will find only a few hotels withing driving distance, those options closest to School Yard Beach can be seen in the following list.

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 hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without going too far from the coast. 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 vibrant atmosphere of School Yard Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider heading to The Shacks, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it four miles to the north. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, consider Bridges Beach. You'll find it just a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Table Rock Beach, located within a short distance.

School Yard 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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