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.
Situated 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 even if you aren't staying nearby. Travelers who want to avoid long taxi rides will probably like Long Beach. The area surrounding this beach has so much to offer because it is located in a pretty major tourist area.
Exit off Avenida General Gregorio Luperon near Hotel Caracol Puerto Plata to access Long Beach.`
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.
Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.
Since Long Beach is found within an area popular for visitors., you might need to hunt to get a spot!
You'll find this beach on the Dominican Republic's North coast; it's located near attractions like, which is a few hundred yards away.
If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Amber Museum. This museum is located just a walk or cab ride away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.
A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.
|Operating Distillery||0.5 mi.||S||--|
|Monumento Hermanas Mirabal||Monument||0.8 mi.||SSE||--|
|Historical Site||1.6 mi.||WSW||--|
|Amber Museum||Museum||1.7 mi.||WNW||--|
|Art Gallery||1.7 mi.||WNW||--|
|Art Gallery||1.9 mi.||WNW||--|
|Faro Puerto Plata||Lighthouse||2.0 mi.||NW||--|
|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||--|
Tourists at Long Beach who are looking for further attractions might consider heading over to Puerto Plata, which is nearby and is an especially active area of the Dominican Republic. From the beach, Puerto Plata is a fairly short distance away, maybe one and an eighth miles (a kilometer and a half).
Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.
Because the beach is situated in a pretty popular tourist destination, it shouldn't be all that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. For those wanting to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows lists the accommodations closest to Long Beach.
|0.2 mi.||SSW||Guest house|
|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|
|Caribbean Village Playa Dorada||2.0 mi.||SE||Resort|
|Hotel Dorado Club Resort||2.0 mi.||SE||Resort|
If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is. The restaurant features Italian cuisine. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.
A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.
|(809) 261-2423||Italian||--||0.2 mi.||SSW|
|(809) 261-2423||Italian||Informal||0.3 mi.||SW|
|(809) 244-4346||--||--||0.4 mi.||WSW|
|(809) 586-4740||Italian||Very Casual||0.5 mi.||SW|
|(809) 586-7065||Italian||Informal||0.6 mi.||W|
|La Parrillada Steak House & Bar||(809) 586-1401||Creole||Informal||0.8 mi.||WSW|
|(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|
|(809) 261-3330||International, Japanese, Mexican||Very Casual||1.1 mi.||WNW|
|(809) 970-1013||--||--||1.2 mi.||WNW|
Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Long Beach in the Dominican Republic.
You might also enjoy Bergantin Beach, which is in a pretty active location. It is located three miles to the southeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located not far off the beach at all.
Another option worth considering is Dorada Beach, located only a short distance away.
The Dominican Republic has so much to offer, and Long Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.
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