Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach is more of a surfer's haven than swimmers paradise. Large waves year round make Sandy beach one of the top Surfer destinations in Puerto Rico. There are some options for land dwellers though, with plenty of seashells and sea-glass washing ashore. Additionally, Sandy Beach is known as a prime spot for an amazing sunset.

Situated on the western side of the island of Puerto Rico, 4.4 miles west of Aguada, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. If activity and variety isn't your thing, you'll be glad that Puerto Rico has plenty of secluded beaches. Of course, some vacationers come to Puerto Rico looking for activity, and are more likely to have fun at Sandy Beach, which is closer to all the action.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach itself is a little rocky, and swimming is not advised unless you are used to strong currents are you don't mind cuts and scraps. The sand itself is not very level,so where you can often find shells here, there are prettier beaches to take a stroll on.

There is also a great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. Vacationers will find plenty of places in Puerto Rico serving up delicious local cuisine, but not all your meals have to be in a sit-down restaurant. Some vacationers would sooner enjoy lunch on the sand, than lunch at a full-service restaurant. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since Sandy Beach happens to be found inside an area commonly frequented by travelers, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Puerto Rico. It's located near Putt Putt Parrot Safari, which is located three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Maritime Museum. This museum is located fairly close-by, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If you can't wait to see as many of Puerto Rico's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Putt Putt Parrot Safari Miniature Golf Course 0.7 mi. S Puerto Rico
Punta Higuero Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.1 mi. SW Puerto Rico
Maritime Museum Museum 1.1 mi. SW Puerto Rico
Oceano Sea Glass Art Gallery 2.6 mi. S Puerto Rico
Playa Oesta Gallery Art Gallery 2.6 mi. S Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Aguadilla is nearby and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Aguadilla is found maybe eight miles (13 kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Vacationers will find a decent variety of booking options to pick from in the area around Sandy Beach. The most accessible of which have been listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Sandy Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tamboo Beside the Pointe Inn 0.1 mi. E Hotel
Punta Taino Guest House 0.1 mi. SW Guest house
Casa Verde Hotel 0.1 mi. SW Hotel
Casa Isleña Inn 0.2 mi. E Hotel
Lazy Parrot Inn 0.7 mi. S Hotel
The English Rose -- -- B & B
Sole Beach Club Inn 1.1 mi. SW Hotel
Blue Boy Inn 1.7 mi. S B & B
The Pineapple Inn Rincon -- -- Hotel
Parador Villa Antonio -- -- Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is Tamboo Seaside Grill. The restaurant offers both American and Caribbean cuisines. They are also known for serving seafood.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Sandy Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tamboo Seaside Grill (787) 823-8550 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. WSW
Kahuna Burger Bar (787) 823-5600 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. SW
Saltaire Restaurant (787) 823-3756 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.1 mi. SW
Pool Bar Sushi (787) 823-2583 Japanese Informal 0.2 mi. W
Wine Cellar Cafe (305) 776-7859 International Informal 0.3 mi. SW
Ode to the Elephants (939) 697-8033 Thai Informal 0.3 mi. SW
Red Flamboyan (787) 823-4508 Caribbean, Spanish Informal 0.4 mi. SW
Francisco's (787) 823-0101 Caribbean, Creole Informal 0.7 mi. S
Lazy Parrot (787) 823-5654 Caribbean Informal 0.7 mi. S
Mi Familias Pizzeria (787) 823-0103 Italian Very Casual 0.7 mi. S
Surf Pizza Wagon -- Italian Very Casual 0.7 mi. S
English Rose Restaurant (787) 823-4032 Continental Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Sandy Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out in Puerto Rico.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Playa Higuero, located within a couple of miles.

Sandy Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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