Beaches in Barahona

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Because Barahona lacks the protection of a coral reef system off the coast, the waters can be rough.  This means that families should be especially careful when visiting this town's beaches with young and inexperienced swimmers.  The soft sands and picturesque views are well worth a trip even if you can't stop for a swim. 

Which Beaches Are Available?

You'll find a handful of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Just click on each beach name to read a detailed article concerning that part of the coast.

Bahoruco Beach: Palm trees line the white, sandy shores of Bahoruco Beach. The waters are a stunning topaz, clear, and calm, and a few rocks on the beach give it a rugged feel.

Another alternative that beach-goers can consider is Playa Quemaito. Complete with the pristine beauty that the Dominican Republic is known for, Playa Quemaito is a top of the line tropical beach with the peacefulness of a remote beach. While you will have to travel a bit to get there, the nearby amenities, easy access, and little crowds make for a good day.

The following table lists some details regarding the beaches that you can find in and around the area.

Beaches In and Around Barahona
Name Location Coast
Bahoruco Beach 2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Barahona East
El Jobo Beach 16.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Barahona South
Playa Azul 4.8 mi. Southeast of Central Barahona South
Playa Quemaito 6.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Barahona South
Punta Arena 16.4 mi. South of Central Barahona South
San Rafael Beach 12.7 mi. South of Central Barahona South

Fortunately, Barahona has other attractions. To read more about other attractions for Barahona, go to this article.


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