Beaches in San Juan

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There are two public beaches located in San Juan that feature facilities including bathrooms and changing rooms, picnic benches and barbecue grills, on-shore play areas for kids, and even lifeguards during daylight hours, as well as shops and restaurants along the road.  Other beaches in the area may not have quite the facilities, but they are known for their gorgeous scenery which include soft white sand and tropical plants throughout.  Although it is rare to find an unoccupied beach in this area, they are worth sharing the space. 

Beach Choices In The Area

You'll discover a small variety of beaches to consider in the area. Click on specific names for a detailed guide to that particular beach.

Condado Beach

Parque Beach: Parque Beach is so named because it is backed by a city park called Parque el Indio. Visitors can split their time between the beach and the park, making this stretch of Puerto Rico coast line double the fun.

A second alternative for beach-goers to consider is Ocean Park. People-watching is the most prominent activiity at Ocean Park, which is filled mostly with gay and straight single adults. Water sports and facilities are available at the beachfront resorts for a fee.

Carolina Beach: Set between Isla Verde and Piones is Carolina Beach, or Balneario Carolina in Spanish. Carolina Beach is actually not one, but a series of three beaches that stretch across the north coast of Puerto Rico.

The beaches in San Juan are shown here:

Beaches In San Juan
Name Location Coast
Carolina Beach Isla Verde, Eastern part of San Juan East
Condado Beach Condado District, Northern part of San Juan North East
Escambrion Beach 1.8 mi. East of Old San Juan South East
Isla Verde Beach Isla Verde, Eastern part of San Juan East
Ocean Park Ocean Park, Eastern part of San Juan North East
Parque Beach Condado District, Northern part of San Juan North East

If you would prefer having a wider selection of attractions beyond the category on this page, you might want to look farther afield. To read more about other attractions for San Juan, read this article.


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