Escambron Beach

Located at the Third Millennium Park, Escambron Park is the beach nearest Old San Juan. It is one of the island's Blue Flag Beaches, and life guards are on duty between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on a daily basis. The beach is, however, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in the winter.

Clean sand and calm waters, coupled with the fact that there are lifeguards standing by, make this locale a favorite amongst families.

Set on the eastern side of the island of Viejo San Juan, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Making its home within a heavily traveled region, Escambron Beach is a solid option for those looking for various interesting activities and sites.

How to Access The Beach
Escambron Beach is accessible off Calle San Augustin. There is a paved parking lot available for a fee of $4(USD).

Amenities and Ambiance

Thanks to the coral reef that surrounds the crescent shaped Escambron Beach, the waters are almost always calm. Ropes designate a swimming area, and beyond the rope is sanctioned for watersports. Back on shore, you will find that the beach is lined with palm trees and enjoys views of El Morro Fort and the Capital Dome.

The facilities at Escambron Beach includes showers, restrooms, and picnic tables.

The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Escambron Beach with its availability of amenities and services are of course located inside a commonly visited area. Unless you do not mind crowds, it will be an appropriate idea to think ahead to beat all the other tourists, like having your beach visit before the sun it at its hottest. Or you could run the risk of all of the services being overcrowded.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of Puerto Rico. Fuerte San Geronimo is seen a half mile to the southeast, and it is one of a few favorite local destinations.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Museo de Arte Contemporaneo. This museum is located a mile and a half to the southeast, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows some of the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Escambron Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fuerte San Geronimo Historical Site 0.4 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Casino Metro Casino 0.9 mi. S Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Convention Center Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 1.0 mi. S Puerto Rico
Plaza San Juan Bautista Historical Site 1.1 mi. W Puerto Rico
Bahia Urbana Scenic Trail 1.2 mi. W Puerto Rico
Casino del Mar Casino 1.2 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Spanish House Historical Site 1.2 mi. W Puerto Rico
Caballito del Mar Monument 1.3 mi. W Puerto Rico
Ateneo Puertorriqueño Historical Site 1.3 mi. W Puerto Rico
Fort San Cristóbal Historical Site 1.3 mi. W Puerto Rico
Marriott Stellaris Casino Casino 1.4 mi. SE Puerto Rico
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Museum 1.5 mi. SE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Escambron Beach is very close to Old San Juan, so walking the city is a definite option. Escambron Beach visitors seeking other interesting places to see will want to consider heading to Old San Juan, since it's close-by and is a particularly busy area of Puerto Rico. From the shore, Old San Juan is a quick trip away, maybe a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is in a pretty popular vacation area, it is not typically that difficult to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For visitors wanting to book a place that's on or near the water, the table below shows the closest accommodation options to Escambron Beach.

Accommodations near Escambron Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Caribe Hilton 0.3 mi. SE Hotel
Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center 0.7 mi. S Hotel
Hotel el Consulado 0.7 mi. SE Hotel
Condado Plaza Hilton 0.7 mi. SE Resort
Hyatt House San Juan 0.7 mi. S Hotel
Hotel Miramar 0.8 mi. SSE Hotel
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino 0.9 mi. S Hotel
Serafina Beach Hotel 0.9 mi. SE Hotel
O:LV Fifty Five 1.0 mi. SE Hotel
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel 1.0 mi. SE Hotel

Food

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Escambron Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Atlantico Pool Bar & Grill. This restaurant serves eclectic food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Escambron Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Atlantico Pool Bar & Grill (787) 721-0303 Eclectic Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
II Giardino La Trattoria (787) 721-0303 Italian Fine Dining 0.3 mi. SE
Lemongrass Pan Asian Latino (787) 721-0303 Latin American, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 0.3 mi. SE
Palmeras Restaurant (787) 721-0303 American, Eclectic Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
Pina Colada Club (787) 721-0303 Creole, Eclectic, Latin American Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
Starbucks Condado (787) 721-0303 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
Morton's The Steakhouse (787) 977-6262 American Informal 0.3 mi. SE
Aqua Bar & Grill (787) 725-4979 International Very Casual 0.7 mi. SE
Eight Noodle Bar (787) 723-8881 Asian -- 0.7 mi. SE
Herencia Kitchen & Espresso Bar (305) 479-1185 -- Informal 0.8 mi. SSE
Osaka Japanese Restaurant (787) 723-0020 Japanese Informal 0.8 mi. SSE
Lima Restaurante (787) 725-1597 South American Fine Dining 0.8 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them in Puerto Rico will have lots of options besides Escambron Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Coco Beach, which is located within reach if you've got a car.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Puerto Rico, and Escambron Beach is just one of the many options.

 

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