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 heart of Santo Domingo, Punta Torrecillas Beach is on the South East coast of the Dominican Republic. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Although the Dominican Republic has beaches that are more secluded than Punta Torrecillas Beach, it offers just the right amount of privacy and atmosphere to attract visitors who need a place to relax.

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.

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

Since Punta Torrecillas Beach happens to be found in a hot tourist destination, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Punta Torrecillas Beach is on the Dominican Republic's South East coast. It is close to Stairs Of Las Damas, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is among the area's attractions.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like Casa De Tostado (positioned just a quick cab ride or walk away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new perspective of the Dominican Republic.

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

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 --
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 --
Parque Duarte Santo Domingo Historical Site 0.4 mi. NW --

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Punta Torrecillas Beach who are looking for additional places to explore might want to consider heading to Santo Domingo, since it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of the Dominican Republic. From Punta Torrecillas Beach, Santo Domingo is just up the road, about three quarters of a mile (one and a quarter kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Beach-goers looking for a hotel room close to the beach are in luck, as there are plenty of accommodations to choose from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing those listed in the following table.

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
Sofitel Frances Santo Domingo 0.6 mi. NW Hotel


When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Ejemplo.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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) 685-4440 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
Conde De Penalba Restaurant (809) 688-7121 International Informal 0.5 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of the Dominican Republic, so Punta Torrecillas Beach is just one of your options.

If the active mood at Punta Torrecillas Beach is what you're looking for, consider heading to Playa los Ninos, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located 21 miles to the south west. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Montesinos Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Playa los Cuadritos, located within the range of a taxi.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Dominican Republic; then again, Punta Torrecillas Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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