Ocean Park

People-watching is the most prominent activiity at Ocean Park, which is filled mostly with gay and straight single adults. Water sports and facilities are available at the beachfront resorts for a fee.

Located on the eastern edge of Ocean Park, this beach is on the North East coast of Puerto Rico. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Beaches in Puerto Rico are often though of as secluded spots, which offer tranquility and relaxation. While these qualities are undoubtedly perfect for some, others need the kind of activity and variety you'll find at Ocean Park.

How to Access The Beach
Ocean Park can be found along Calle Park Boulevard, where a number of asphalt parking lots are available.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located between Condado and Isle Verde Beaches, Ocean Park is a wide expanse of golden sand fronting the turquoise Caribbean. The area is lined with hotels, resorts, and condos as well as a number of sports complexes.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. If available, you could also get lunch from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Ocean Park is a crowded playground for mostly single adults, so its not the ideal locale for families with children. Peopl-watching is huge at this beach, so be sure to look your best before you go out to strut your stuff.

Be mindful that the immediate vicinity around Ocean Park is a popular spot, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of Puerto Rico. It is close to Ecourbano, which is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Ocean Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Ecourbano Museum 0.4 mi. W Puerto Rico
Museo Tower Museum 0.4 mi. W Puerto Rico
Museum Of Art Of Puerto Rico Museum 1.2 mi. W Puerto Rico
Museo de arte de Puerto Rico Museum 1.3 mi. W Puerto Rico
Marriott Stellaris Casino Casino 1.5 mi. W Puerto Rico
Casino del Mar Casino 1.8 mi. W Puerto Rico
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Museum 1.8 mi. W Puerto Rico
Casa Cortes Gallery Art Gallery 4.6 mi. W Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Ocean Park is in the Condado District area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Ocean Park tourists hoping to find other opportunities for exploration should think about checking out Condado District, which is nearby and is an area full of activity. From Ocean Park, Condado District isn't far off, roughly a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because the beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation destination, it is not typically very tough to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For guests hoping to find a place that's near the water, the table below shows the accommodations closest to Ocean Park.

Accommodations near Ocean Park
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Coqui Del Mar 0.2 mi. E Hostel
Hosteria Del Mar 0.3 mi. WNW Hotel
Andalucia 0.4 mi. W Hotel
Numero 1 Guest House 0.5 mi. W B & B
Tres Palma Inn -- -- Hotel
At Wind Chimes 0.8 mi. W Hotel
Acacia Seaside Inn Boutique 0.8 mi. W Hotel
Best Western Hotel Pierre San Juan 1.1 mi. W Hotel
Doubletree By Hilton San Juan at Gallery Plaza 1.1 mi. W Hotel
AC Hotel San Juan Condado 1.3 mi. W Hotel

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try a local restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Puerto Rico's specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Uvva Restaurant. This restaurant has a menu featuring International food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Ocean Park
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Uvva Restaurant (787) 727-3302 International Informal 0.3 mi. WNW
A Pedir De Boca (787) 767-0610 -- -- -- --
Antojitos De Mar (787) 743-1760 -- -- -- --
Cazzoli Pizza (787) 751-8973 Italian -- -- --
Molinis (787) 726-2024 -- -- -- --
Panificadora Jerezana Inc (787) 723-0596 -- -- -- --
Papa John's Pizza San Juan (787) 722-8180 Italian -- -- --
Sams Pizza Place (787) 781-4424 Italian -- -- --
Santurce's Cafe (787) 725-6058 -- -- -- --
Slices (787) 765-4702 -- -- -- --
Super Pizza (787) 982-1010 Italian -- -- --
Cafe Darsena (787) 725-5693 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Ocean Park doesn't suit their tastes.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Ocean Park has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider heading to Torrecilla Pinones Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it seven miles to the east. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Parque Beach is an area which doesn't see as many crowds. You'll find it only a short distance away.

You might also want to visit Escambron Beach, which is located three miles away.

Ocean Park could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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