Long Beach

The waters that wash ashore of Long Beach in Puerto Plata come from the Atlantic Ocean, which means they can be rough and tall at times. Still, the view of the sea from the shore is enough to keep the beach relatively populated during tourist season.

Located three quarters of a mile east-southeast of downtown Puerto Plata, Long Beach is on the North edge of the Dominican Republic. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. The beaches found throughout the Dominican Republic tend to be fairly quiet and secluded, but Long Beach is the exception.

How to Access The Beach
Exit off Avenida General Gregorio Luperon near Hotel Caracol Puerto Plata to access Long Beach.`

Amenities and Ambiance

A thick collection of trees forms around Long Beach, forcing it into a half moon shape, despite the beach not cutting into the shore like a typical crescent moon bay. The sand is tan and the waters are aquamarine.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Be mindful that the area surrounding Long Beach is is a much-visited area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the Dominican Republic's North coast. It's located near Puerto Plata Beach Resort Casino, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Amber Museum (positioned just a short taxi trip or walk away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new perspective of the Dominican Republic.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Long Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Puerto Plata Beach Resort Casino Casino 0.2 mi. NW --
Brugal Rum Factory Operating Distillery 0.5 mi. S --
Monumento Hermanas Mirabal Monument 0.8 mi. SSE --
Carcel San Felipe Historical Site 1.6 mi. WSW --
Amber Museum Museum 1.7 mi. WNW --
Galeria De Ambar Art Gallery 1.7 mi. WNW --
Arte Taino Art Gallery 1.9 mi. WNW --
Faro Puerto Plata Lighthouse 2.0 mi. NW --
Amsha Paradise Beach Club & Casino Casino 2.1 mi. SE --
Birgenair Flight 301 Memorial Historical Site 2.1 mi. NW --
Playa Dorada Golf Course Golf Course 2.1 mi. SE --
Fortaleza San Felipe Historical Site 2.1 mi. NW --

Cities and Towns

Long Beach is near Puerto Plata, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Long Beach tourists seeking further attractions might think about going to Puerto Plata, because it's in the vicinity and is an area full of activity. From the coast, Puerto Plata is a quick trip away, maybe one and an eighth miles (a kilometer and a half).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation area, it is not usually that difficult to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. If you're wanting to get a place that's near the beach, the table that follows lists the closest accommodations to Long Beach.

Accommodations near Long Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Portofino Guest House 0.2 mi. SSW Guest house
Hacienda Tropical -- -- Resort
Grand Oasis Marien All Inclusive Resort 0.9 mi. SE Resort
Iberostar Costa Dorada 1.0 mi. SE Resort
Puerto Plata Village Caribbean Resort and Beach Club 1.6 mi. SE Resort
Blue JackTar 1.7 mi. SE Hotel
Celuisma Tropical Playa Dorada 1.9 mi. SE Resort
Caribbean Village Playa Dorada 2.0 mi. SE Resort
Hotel Dorado Club Resort 2.0 mi. SE Resort
Paradise Beach Resort & Casino 2.0 mi. SE Resort

Food

If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far away. Restaurant Pizzeria Portofino is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has Italian food. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Long Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Restaurant Pizzeria Portofino (809) 261-2423 Italian -- 0.2 mi. SSW
La Tarappa (809) 261-2423 Italian Informal 0.3 mi. SW
La Esquina De Pacheco -- -- -- 0.3 mi. SW
Kilometro Zero (809) 244-4346 -- -- 0.4 mi. WSW
Enzo's International Pizzeria (809) 586-4740 Italian Very Casual 0.5 mi. SW
Las Palmas Restaurante (809) 586-7065 Italian Informal 0.6 mi. W
Rancho El Mocanito (809) 261-7458 Creole Very Casual 0.8 mi. WSW
Cariatides Bamboo Restaurant (809) 320-3434 International, Italian Informal 0.9 mi. SE
Mares Restaurant (809) 261-3330 Creole Informal 1.1 mi. WNW
Tostacos & Sushito (809) 261-3330 Caribbean, International, Japanese, Mexican, Tex-Mex Very Casual 1.1 mi. WNW
La Leña Restaurant (809) 970-1013 -- -- 1.2 mi. WNW
Jamvi's -- -- -- 1.3 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them in the Dominican Republic will have lots of options besides Long Beach.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Long Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider heading to Bergantin Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located three miles to the southeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Cosita Rica Beach is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located only a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Dorada Beach, located only a short distance away.

Perhaps Long Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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