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.

Positioned in the northwestern outskirts of Rincón, Rincon Beach is on the West coast of Puerto Rico. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Although there are a lot of choices to be made on vacation, picking the right beach can mean the difference between a stressful and a relaxing afternoon. Before you arrive, consider some of Puerto Rico's most interesting options, 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 concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. If available, you could also buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Rincon Beach. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. Rincaan Beaches attract a wide variety of visitors, from families to surfing enthusiasts. The beaches, in general, are not exceptionally crowded.

Bear in mind that the area right around Rincon Beach is is a much-visited area, meaning you may find quite a few people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the West coast of Puerto Rico. It is close to Oceano Sea Glass, which is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but many travelers find that museums like Maritime Museum (situated a mile and a half away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help visitors understand Puerto Rico's interesting past.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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
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

The closest town is Aguadilla, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Rincón is just up the road, maybe a mile (a kilometer and a half).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of hotels within a car's reach. Some of the closest choices can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Rincon Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Blue Boy Inn 0.0 mi. N B & B
Terraces at Rincon -- -- Villa complex
Lazy Parrot Inn 1.1 mi. N Hotel
Tres Sirenas Beach Inn 1.1 mi. SSE B & B
Rincón of the Seas - Grand Caribbean Hotel 1.2 mi. SSE Resort
Mar Azul Villas 1.2 mi. NNE Villa complex
The English Rose Bed & Breakfast Inn -- -- B & B
Villa Confresi Hotel 1.3 mi. SSE Hotel
Coconut Palms Inn on the Beach 1.5 mi. SSE Hotel
Casa Verde Hotel 1.7 mi. N Hotel


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Shipwreck Bar & Grill Rincón is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has a menu featuring eclectic food. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurants are shown 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
Carta Buena (787) 679-2365 Caribbean, Vegan, Vegetarian Very Casual 0.2 mi. N
Steps Quick Lunch (787) 243-7141 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. NNW
La Cambija (787) 823-1118 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.6 mi. SE
Brother's Pizza (787) 210-1615 Italian Very Casual 0.7 mi. SE
Little Caesar's Rincon (787) 823-8383 American Very Casual 0.7 mi. SE
English Rose Restaurant (787) 823-4032 Continental Very Casual 0.8 mi. NE
Cafeteraa El Bohio (787) 823-2532 -- -- -- --
Calypso Cafe (787) 823-1626 Caribbean -- -- --
El Patio Familiar (787) 431-8482 Caribbean, Spanish Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

There are other beaches in Puerto Rico you might like besides Rincon Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Sandy Beach, which is located a mile and a half to the north.

While Puerto Rico has many alluring attractions, visiting Rincon Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Puerto Rico even more memorable.


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