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.

Situated on the western coast of the island of Puerto Rico, You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

You should remember that the region in which Domes Beach is located is rather congested, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Puerto Rico; the area is home to other attractions such as Maritime Museum, which is a few hundred yards away.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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 very close to Rincón, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The nearby town of Rincón is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Rincón is a fairly short distance away, maybe two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a decent amount of hotels a car ride away. A few of the more convenient possibilities are displayed 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


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is Red Flamboyan. The restaurant has both Caribbean and Spanish cuisines. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

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

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Puerto Rico besides Domes Beach worth visiting.

You may also enjoy Sandy Beach, located within a couple of miles.

There's plenty to see and do in Puerto Rico, and Domes Beach is just one of the many options.


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