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 edge of Hispaniola. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you 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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you usually desire shores that bring visitors a quiet environment, then you may want to try Grande Beach; it's located in a more natural section of the region.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Grande Beach on the Dominican Republic's North coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Playa Grande Golf Course, which is a mile and a half to the west.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Rio San Juan, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Rio San Juan is found maybe five miles (eight kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Although travelers won't find that many places to stay withing driving distance, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be viewed in the list that follows.

Accommodations near Grande Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Caliente Caribe Resort & Spa 2.1 E Resort
Hotel Bahia Blanca 5.2 WSW Hotel
Hotel La Catalina 5.7 ESE Hotel


There aren't any restaurants near this coastal destination, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Grande Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Hispaniola.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Cabarete Beach, found 26 and a half miles away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Preciosa Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's located a few hundred yards to the east.

You might also want to visit El Breton, which is located fairly close-by, which means a short ride in a taxi will get you here pretty easily.

Maybe Grande Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Dominican Republic you might like.


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