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.

Located 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 might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying very close. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in the Dominican Republic. While Playa Pedernales may be a little farther away, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the South West coast of the Dominican Republic. Guests might consider staying at the Villas de Mar, which is perhaps the closest hotel near Playa Pedernales, despite the lack of additional popular spots you can reach quickly.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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 friendly part of the Dominican Republic is only ten miles away, so a trip here doesn't have to take all day. It's important to note that Pedernales is not heavily urbanized, so for visitors looking to scope out the local scene, this region of the Dominican Republic could be a great choice for a day trip.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Though you won't find very many accommodations in the surrounding areas, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be viewed in the table 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 venture a little out of the way. CTC Pedernales is one of the closest eateries, which is just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

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

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Playa Pedernales doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to consider Playa los Patos, located 37 miles away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Playa Pedernales is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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