Grande Beach

Set on the Dominican Republic's north coast is Grande Beach, a unique beach in that it is popular for both swimming and surfing. The summer months is when the waters are calm enough that swimmers can enjoy the water without being pummeled by waves, while the winter months are perfect for surfers who want to catch waves of u to 12 feet.

Positioned in the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic, 7.0 miles west-northwest of Cabrera, Grande Beach is on the North coast of Hispaniola. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying nearby. Travelers in search of a tranquil, secluded setting should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to Grande Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Grande Beach is located at the end of Highway 5.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sands of Grande Beach are a soft pink color, and the beach is lined with trees in a way that keeps the beach pretty shady.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you enjoy beaches that bring visitors an idyllic environment, then you may want to try Grande Beach; it's located in a more rural section of the region.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Grande Beach on the North coast of Hispaniola; the area is home to other attractions such as Playa Grande Golf Course, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Grande Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Playa Grande Golf Course Golf Course 1.6 W Hispaniola
Cabrera's Central Park Park 7.1 ESE Hispaniola
Club Bahia Principe Casino 9.4 WSW Hispaniola
Monkey Jungle Zip Line Site 26.8 W --
El Sendero del Cacao Facility Viewing 29.7 SW Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

The town of Rio San Juan is close-by and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, Rio San Juan is about five miles (eight kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Vacationers will find a pretty nice variety of hotel and resort options to choose from in the area around the beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Grande Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Amanera 0.8 W Resort
Caliente Caribe Resort & Spa 2.1 E Resort
Hotel Bahia Blanca 5.2 WSW Hotel


You might not find any places to eat near this coastal destination, so you may choose to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Hispaniola, and Grande Beach is just one option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Cabarete Beach, located 26 and a half miles to the west. More active guests, though, may be interested in Preciosa Beach, which could provide more action, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's located a few hundred yards to the east.

Vacationers may also want to visit El Breton, which is located four and a half miles to the east.

The Dominican Republic has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Grande Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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