Middles Beach

Having hosted some of the top surfing competitions in the world, Middles Beach has become well-known as a major surfing beach on the island. Unfortunately for recreational swimmers, the waters here are typically too dangerous for those who are not highly trained.

Located on the western coast of the island of Puerto Rico, 2.5 miles west-northwest of Isabela, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by.

How to Access The Beach
You'll find Middles in Isabela just behind the dunes on Street 466. There is no designated parking. Instead, you'll have to find space in the surroundings.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the West-Northwest coast of Puerto Rico; it will be near other attractions like Atelier Y Clases De Arte Don Pedro, which is one of the closest attractions.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like Maritime Museum (located a little ways away, but can be reached in the car) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new perspective of Puerto Rico.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Middles Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Atelier Y Clases De Arte Don Pedro Art Gallery 2.5 ESE Puerto Rico
Golf Links Golf Course 4.7 ESE Puerto Rico
Ocean Casino Casino 5.5 W Puerto Rico
Punta Borinquen Golf Club Golf Course 6.3 W Puerto Rico
Borinquen Golf Club Golf Course 6.5 WSW Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Middles Beach is in the Quebradillas area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Not far away you'll find Quebradillas, a city which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Middles Beach, Quebradillas is located roughly eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Beach-goers will find a nice selection of accommodations to choose from in the area surrounding the beach. The most convenient of which have been listed below.

Accommodations near Middles Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Parador Villas del Mar Hau 0.5 mi. W Hotel
Ocean Front Hotel & Resturaunt 1.6 mi. W Hotel
Villa Montaña Beach Resort 3.1 mi. W Resort
Hotel Parador La Cima 3.8 mi. W Hotel
Royal Isabela 4.7 mi. ESE Resort
Courtyard By Marriott Aguadilla 5.5 mi. W Hotel
Hotel Parador el Guajataca 6.9 mi. E Hotel
Parador Vistamar 7.0 mi. E Hotel
Hotel Villa Forin 7.3 mi. WSW Hotel
Hotel el Faro 7.4 mi. WSW Hotel


When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Chris Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious International food. They also specialize in seafood.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Middles Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Chris Restaurant (787) 882-1896 International Informal -- --
Ocean Front Restaurant (787) 872-0444 Caribbean Fine Dining 1.6 mi. W
Bravissimo Pizzeria Bar & Deli (787) 872-3201 Italian -- -- --
Cafeteraa El Regreso (787) 872-5940 -- -- -- --
Dante's Cafe (939) 286-6251 American Very Casual -- --
El Balcon De Jobos (787) 872-0010 -- -- -- --
El Buen Mofongo (787) 830-8496 -- -- -- --
Frappe Krystal (787) 830-2665 -- -- -- --
Ivaniz Pizza (787) 642-2823 Italian -- -- --
Javis Cafe (787) 830-2608 -- -- -- --
Jobos Cafe (787) 830-1684 -- -- -- --
Jocky's Pizza (787) 872-1491 Italian -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Puerto Rico, so Middles Beach is not your only option.

Travelers may also want to consider Jabos Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Puerto Rico; then again, Middles Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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