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 coast of the Dominican Republic. You might want regardless of whether you're staying nearby. This beach is not just another beautiful natural attraction, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in the Dominican Republic. While Playa Pedernales may be a little more difficult to reach, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Playa Pedernales on the Dominican Republic's South West coast. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Villas de Mar, which is perhaps the most conveniently located booking option reachable from Playa Pedernales, even though there aren't many additional attractions in the region.

If you can't wait to see as many of the Dominican Republic's attractions as possible, 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 closest section of the Dominican Republic to Playa Pedernales is Aguas Negras. This location is just ten miles from the beach, so a trip here doesn't have to take all day. It should be noted that Pedernales is not overly congested, so for visitors wishing to get a taste of local life, this part in the Dominican Republic could make for a really nice day trip.


How many other people you encounter at Playa Pedernales will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though beach-goers will not find very many places to stay in the region, those options closest to Playa Pedernales can be viewed in the table that follows.

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


Although there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you're willing to drive a bit. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is CTC Pedernales, which is a half mile away.

A few nearby dining options are shown 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

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

You might also want to visit Playa los Patos, which is located 37 miles to the east.

The Dominican Republic has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Playa Pedernales or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Dominican Republic even more memorable.


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