Domes Beach

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Set between the Rincon Lighthouse and the inactive Nuclear Reactor of Puerto Rico (called the "Dome"), Domes Beach is one of the best surfing beaches in Puerto Rico. Swimming is not recommended due to the strong currents, sharp rocks, and pointy sea urchins, but many vacationers head this way to beach comb and watch as islanders test the waves.

Positioned on the island of Puerto Rico, You might want whether or not you are staying particularly close by.

How to Access The Beach
Domes Beach is located past Lighthouse Park, and marked by a whale-shaped beach marker which will further guide you to the shore.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located in the surf town of Rincon, Domes Beach features deep green, choppy waters that crash against the tan colored shore, bringing with it shells, sea glass, rocks, and urchins. In the distance you can see Desecheo Island, and behind the beach is the blue Nuclear Reactor, which is being converted into a science center.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Domes Beach can be found inside an active, busy area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the West coast of Puerto Rico; the area hosts attractions such as Maritime Museum, which is a few hundred yards to the south-southwest.

If a visit to the Domes Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Domes Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Maritime Museum Museum 0.2 mi. SSW Puerto Rico
Punta Higuero Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.2 mi. SSW Puerto Rico
Putt Putt Parrot Safari Miniature Golf Course 0.9 mi. ESE Puerto Rico
Oceano Sea Glass Art Gallery 2.5 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Playa Oesta Gallery Art Gallery 2.5 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Galería Éxodo Art Gallery 3.3 mi. SE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Domes Beach is near Rincón, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Rincón, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Domes Beach, Rincón isn't far off, roughly two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of lodgings within a car's reach. A list of the closest options can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Domes Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sole Beach Club Inn 0.5 mi. SSE Hotel
Casa Verde Hotel 0.8 mi. ENE Hotel
Punta Taino Guest House 0.8 mi. ENE Guest house
Lazy Parrot Inn 0.9 mi. ESE Hotel
Tamboo Beside the Pointe Inn 1.0 mi. ENE Hotel
Casa Isleña Inn 1.2 mi. ENE Hotel
The English Rose Bed & Breakfast Inn -- -- B & B
Blue Boy Inn 1.5 mi. SSE B & B
The Pineapple Inn Rincon -- -- Hotel
Parador Villa Antonio -- -- Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Red Flamboyan. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and Spanish dishes on the menu. Visitors often rave about their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Domes Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Red Flamboyan (787) 823-4508 Caribbean, Spanish Informal 0.5 mi. ENE
Ode to the Elephants (939) 697-8033 Thai Informal 0.7 mi. E
Wine Cellar Cafe (305) 776-7859 International Informal 0.7 mi. E
Pool Bar Sushi (787) 823-2583 Japanese Informal 0.7 mi. NE
Kahuna Burger Bar (787) 823-5600 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.8 mi. ENE
Saltaire Restaurant (787) 823-3756 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.8 mi. ENE
Surf Pizza Wagon -- Italian Very Casual 0.8 mi. ESE
Tamboo Seaside Grill (787) 823-8550 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.9 mi. ENE
Francisco's (787) 823-0101 Caribbean, Creole Informal 0.9 mi. ESE
Mi Familias Pizzeria (787) 823-0103 Italian Very Casual 0.9 mi. ESE
Steps Quick Lunch (787) 504-7877 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. SSE
Carta Buena (787) 679-2365 Caribbean, Vegan, Vegetarian Very Casual 1.4 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach in Puerto Rico will have lots of options besides Domes Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Sandy Beach, located within a short distance.

Domes Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Puerto Rico offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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