Punta Torrecillas Beach

Punta Torrecillas Beach is a well visited locale along the south coast of the Dominican Republic, though few guests ever enter the choppy waters. Instead, they stop by to view the Playa Torrecillas Lighthouse which is set right on the beach.

Located near the center of Santo Domingo, Punta Torrecillas Beach is on the South East coast of the Dominican Republic. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will like how easy it is to reach Punta Torrecillas Beach. It's within walking distance of so many hotels and activities, and is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

How to Access The Beach
Punta Torrecillas Beach is accessible via Av Espana.

Amenities and Ambiance

Punta Torrecillas Beach is located near the mouth of the Ozama River, and juts out from the coast like a finger pointing west. The beach enjoys soft, tan colored sand, deep blue waters, and is lined with trees.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Punta Torrecillas Beach will be found within a relatively urbanized region, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the Dominican Republic's South East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Stairs Of Las Damas, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Casa De Tostado, a lovely museum found a half mile to the northwest, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Punta Torrecillas Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Stairs Of Las Damas Historical Site 0.3 mi. NNW --
Antonio de Montesinos Monument Monument 0.3 mi. W --
Faro Punta Torrecilla Lighthouse 0.3 mi. SE --
Fort Of San Jose Historical Site 0.3 mi. WNW --
Arte Berri Art Gallery 0.4 mi. NW --
Casa De Tostado Museum 0.4 mi. NW --
Fortaleza Ozama Historical Site 0.4 mi. N --
Calle de Las Damas Scenic Trail 0.4 mi. NNW --
House Of The Presidents Historical Site 0.4 mi. NNW --
Larimar Museum Museum 0.4 mi. NW --
Museo de la Familia Dominicana Museum 0.4 mi. NW --
Santo Domingo Colonial District Historical Site 0.4 mi. NNW --

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Punta Torrecillas Beach who are looking for other interesting places to see might consider heading to Santo Domingo, because it's nearby and is an especially active area of the Dominican Republic. From the beach, Santo Domingo is a fairly short distance away, maybe three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Those hoping to find a room close to the beach won't have a difficult time, as there are lots of hotels to choose from in the area. You can find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over what's listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Punta Torrecillas Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Mercure Comercial Santo Domingo 0.5 mi. NW Hotel
Casas del XVI 0.5 mi. NW Hotel
Casa Dona Elvira 0.5 mi. WNW B & B
Hodelpa Caribe Colonial 0.5 mi. NNW Hotel
Hotel Conde De Penalba 0.5 mi. NW Hotel
Tierra Plana 0.5 mi. NW Hostel
Bettye's Galleria Guesthouse 0.5 mi. NNW Guest house
Hostal Nicolas De Ovando 0.5 mi. N Hotel
Hotel Palacio 0.6 mi. NW Hotel
Antiguo Hotel Europa 0.7 mi. NNW Hotel


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you visit an area restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is Ejemplo.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Punta Torrecillas Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Ejemplo -- -- -- 0.4 mi. NW
La Briciola (809) 688-5055 Italian Fine Dining 0.4 mi. NW
Double´s -- Irish Very Casual 0.4 mi. NW
Crudo Restaurant (809) 689-0796 Vegetarian Very Casual 0.5 mi. WNW
Nexus Bar -- Mexican Very Casual 0.5 mi. NW
Mimosa (809) 866-0911 International, South American -- 0.5 mi. NW
Segafredo (809) 683-1313 Italian Very Casual 0.5 mi. NNW
Proud Mary -- -- -- 0.5 mi. NW
Azul (809) 688-7799 Fusion Informal 0.5 mi. NNW
Penalba Cafeteria -- -- -- 0.5 mi. NW
Cafe Del Tapao -- -- -- 0.5 mi. NW
Pollo Rey El Conde (809) 535-1000 American -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Punta Torrecillas Beach.

You may also want to try Playa los Ninos, which is generally a pretty popular beach. You'll find it 21 miles to the south west. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Montesinos Beach is a location secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located only a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Playa los Cuadritos, which is located 14 miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in the Dominican Republic, and dropping by Punta Torrecillas Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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