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.

Located on the island of Puerto Rico, 2.5 miles northwest of Rincón, You might want regardless of whether 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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

You should remember that Domes Beach's immediate surroundings are highly urbanized, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Domes Beach is on the West coast of Puerto Rico. It is near some interesting sites like Maritime Museum, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of the popular spots in the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones 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

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Aguadilla, a town which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Aguadilla is a car ride off, about nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers will find a pretty good range of rooming options to choose from in the area surrounding the beach. The most convenient of which have been listed in the table below.

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 -- -- B & B
Blue Boy Inn 1.5 mi. SSE B & B
The Pineapple Inn Rincon -- -- Hotel
Parador Villa Antonio -- -- Hotel


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Domes Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Red Flamboyan. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Spanish dishes on the menu. Visitors often rave about their seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists places to eat near 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
Lazy Parrot (787) 823-5654 Caribbean 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

Other Beaches

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

You might also want to visit Sandy Beach, located less than a mile away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, visiting Domes Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Puerto Rico even more memorable.


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