Rincon Beach

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With such a variety of beaches and surf conditions, Rincon is perfect for just about everything. Swim and snorkel in the calm shallow waters, or gather sea shells along the shore. Surfing is a popular activity in the Atlantic, as it has been ever since the World Surfing Championships in 1968.

Rincon Public Beach is set near the center of town, making it an easy go-to beach for locals and tourists alike. It's abundance of amenities including picnic areas, public restrooms, and the coveted free parking only make it that much more of a draw.

This beach is very popular and even over crowded on the weekend, especially during surf season which runs from November to March, but if you can get there during the work week, you will find a more peaceful and relaxing environment.

Set along the northwestern outskirts of Rincón, Rincon Beach is on the West coast of Puerto Rico. You might want regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Beaches in Puerto Rico are often though of as calm, pleasant, and quiet. Though some travelers can't wait to enjoy these secret spots, others crave the action and variety present at beaches like Rincon Beach.

How to Access The Beach
To access Rincon Beach, follow PR 413 along the west coast, exiting at Black Eagle Road. Continue down the road until it turns into Black Eagle Marina as you pass Taino Divers and Shipwreck Bar & Grill to the left. At the end of the road, rugged parking spots have been carved into the sand, where you can leave your vehicle and walk through a break in a row of palm trees where you will find the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Near Rincon, the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea meet. Here on the far western end of Puerto Rico, you'll find six beaches, with calm waters on the Caribbean side and bigger surf on the Atlantic side. Ricon Public Beach is located close to the Mona Passage, where migrating whales can sometimes be seen.

What most visitor's notice about Rincon Beach is when it isn't bustling with local surfers, it is a quiet, intimate locale with calm waters perfect for snorkeling, and soft sands holding treasures that lend itself to a great beach combing spot.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. You may also have the option to get lunch from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration. Rincaan Beaches attract a wide variety of visitors, from families to surfing enthusiasts. The beaches, in general, are not exceptionally crowded.

Still, you ought to keep in mind that even though there are at least one or two comforts on-site if you go to Rincon Beach, it can be located within an area popular for visitors. What this means is that if the amenities affect whether you'll visit, it'll likely be a smart cause to show up earlier in the morning well before the crowds fill up or try a beach away from the major areas. If you do not, it's possible you may not completely enjoy all the services that Rincon Beach has on site.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Rincon Beach on the West coast of Puerto Rico; this area boasts other attractions such as Oceano Sea Glass, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found a mile and a half away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If you can't wait to see as many of Puerto Rico's attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Rincon Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Oceano Sea Glass Art Gallery 1.0 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Playa Oesta Gallery Art Gallery 1.0 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Putt Putt Parrot Safari Miniature Golf Course 1.1 mi. N Puerto Rico
Punta Higuero Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.4 mi. NW Puerto Rico
Maritime Museum Museum 1.4 mi. NW Puerto Rico
Galería Éxodo Art Gallery 1.8 mi. SE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Rincon Beach is near Rincón, so walking the city is a definite option. The nearby town of Rincón is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the coast, Rincón is just up the road, about a mile (a kilometer and a half).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a good amount of lodgings which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest possibilities are seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Rincon Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Blue Boy Inn 0.0 mi. N B & B
The Pineapple Inn Rincon -- -- Hotel
Sole Beach Club Inn 1.1 mi. NNW Hotel
Lazy Parrot Inn 1.1 mi. N Hotel
Parador Villa Antonio -- -- Hotel
Tres Sirenas Beach Inn 1.1 mi. SSE B & B
Rincón of the Seas - Grand Caribbean Hotel 1.2 mi. SSE Resort
The English Rose Bed & Breakfast Inn -- -- B & B
Villa Confresi Hotel 1.3 mi. SSE Hotel
Coconut Palms Inn on the Beach 1.3 mi. SSE Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Puerto Rico's specialty dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is Shipwreck Bar & Grill Rincón. This restaurant features eclectic food. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Rincon Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Shipwreck Bar & Grill Rincón (787) 823-0578 Eclectic Very Casual 0.0 mi. WNW
Blue Boy (787) 823-2593 International Informal 0.0 mi. N
La Copa Llena (787) 823-0896 International Very Casual 0.0 mi. W
The Spot At Black Eagle Restaurant And Bar (787) 823-3510 -- -- 0.1 mi. W
Carta Buena (787) 679-2365 Caribbean, Vegan, Vegetarian Very Casual 0.2 mi. N
Steps Quick Lunch (787) 504-7877 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. NNW
La Cambija (787) 568-6702 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. SE
Do Galego (787) 949-8551 Spanish Informal 0.6 mi. ESE
Cafeteria El Balneario (787) 517-0917 Italian -- 0.6 mi. SE
Pancho Villa Grill (787) 823-8226 Mexican Very Casual 0.7 mi. SE
Fruiti Cream -- -- -- 0.7 mi. SE
Das Alpen Cafe (787) 233-8009 German, Italian Informal 0.7 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Puerto Rico, so Rincon Beach is just one of your options.

Another option worth considering is Sandy Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

Puerto Rico has plenty to offer its visitors, and Rincon Beach is just one of the many options.


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