Playa Pedernales

Playa Pedernales is the closest beach to Haiti on the south side, and while it is just below a pretty busy city, it does not often get that crowded, save for the local boats that come and go throughout the day.

Set in the Western side of the Dominican Republic, 0.8 miles south of Pedernales, Playa Pedernales is on the South West edge of the Dominican Republic. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you might want to plan a visit to Playa Pedernales.

Amenities and Ambiance

Playa Pedernales if a good beach for walking, as it is very long. The calm water has also made it a popular spot for kayaks and swimming. What you can also do here that can not be done in other beaches is walk right up to the Haiti-Dominican Republic Border. Borders rarely look as trivial as when it is literally a line in the sand.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


Playa Pedernales is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the Dominican Republic's South West coast. Guests might consider staying at the Villas de Mar, which is one of the closest booking options near Playa Pedernales, despite the lack of additional popular spots in the vicinity.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Pedernales
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Monumento Natural Miguel Domingo Fuerte Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 35.3 mi. E --

Cities and Towns

The nearest part in the Dominican Republic to Playa Pedernales is Aguas Negras. This destination is only ten miles away, meaning you needn't use up an entire day here. It should be noted that Aguas Negras is not overly developed, and it will be a nice day out for guests wanting to scope out the local scene.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Playa Pedernales is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though travelers generally won't find many places to stay withing driving distance, those options closest to Playa Pedernales can be seen below.

Accommodations near Playa Pedernales
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Villas de Mar -- -- Guest house
Sur Caribe 0.6 mi. NNW Motel
Oleo Mendez Hotel 0.6 mi. N Motel
Dona Chava Hotel 0.6 mi. N Motel
Hotel Carolina -- -- Motel


Though there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. CTC Pedernales is one of the closest eateries, which is not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Playa Pedernales
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
CTC Pedernales -- -- -- 0.4 mi. NW
Oleo Mendez Restaurant (809) 524-0416 Latin American -- 0.6 mi. N
Dona Chava Restaurant (809) 524-0332 -- -- 0.6 mi. N
King Crab Cafe (809) 256-9607 Latin American Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Playa Pedernales isn't the only beach worth visitng in the Dominican Republic.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Playa los Patos, which is located 37 miles away.

Perhaps Playa Pedernales is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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