Beaches on Vieques

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The beaches of Vieques are known for their peaceful nature.  They are hardly every crowded and even when there are other people around the vibe tends to be extremely relaxed.  Some of the island's beaches are a part of the Vieques Fish and Wildlife Refuge, while nearly all feature sleek shores of soft white sand and calm, blindingly blue waters.  If you're looking to experience something a little out of the ordinary, there are a few of black volcanic sand.  While most beaches on the island are open to the public every day of the year, some are closed for clean up from waste.  These beaches are clearly marked and visitors should not attempt to gain access.  

The Area's Beaches

There are an abundance of beaches to consider on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, for people who enjoy the underwater scene. To read a detailed article concerning one particular beach you can click on the names of the ones you are interested in.

Pata Prieta

One beach where snorkeling is an option is Green Beach. Punta Arenas is comprised of a series of disconnected sandy areas of white sand separated and lined by brush and palm trees. The water to the north, which comes from the Atlantic Ocean is rough and a darker navy blue, while the waters to the east come from the Caribbean Sea and are much more calm and turquoise in hue.

Another good option for those who enjoy snorkeling is El Gallito. Sitting just outside some of the most tourist friendly areas on Vieques, the convenient Gallito Beach is easy to reach while still being free of major crowds. Anyone looking for a quick getaway and a beach more relaxed is sure to find El Gallito a good match.

Mosquito Beach Pier: Jutting out for a mile into the north shore of Vieques is Mosquito Pier, or Rompeolas. The pier splits that area of coast into two separate beaches, Playa Bladin and Playa La Peña.

Take a moment to read the following table if you want more information.

Beaches On Vieques
Name Location Coast
Bahia Fanduca 7.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Isabel Segunda East
Bahia Icacos 9.3 mi. East of Central Isabel Segunda East
Bahia Jalova 7.2 mi. East of Central Isabel Segunda East
Bahia Salinas 9.6 mi. East of Central Isabel Segunda East
Bahia Tapon Beach Central Vieques South
Bahia Yoye 7.0 mi. East of Central Isabel Segunda East
Caracas Beach Central Vieques South East
El Gallito 2.2 mi. West of Central Isabel Segunda West-Northwest
Esperanza Beach 4.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Isabel Segunda South West
Garcia Beach Central Vieques South
Green Beach 9.9 mi. West of Central Vieques West
La Chiva Central Vieques South East
Laguna Algodones Beach 4.4 mi. East of Central Isabel Segunda North East
Laguna Matias Beach 7.0 mi. East of Central Vieques East
Media Luna Beach 4.0 mi. South of Central Isabel Segunda South West
Mosquito Beach Pier 4.5 mi. West of Central Isabel Segunda West
Navio Beach 3.9 mi. South of Central Isabel Segunda South West
Pata Prieta Central Vieques Southeast
Playa Branca 9.6 mi. East of Central Vieques East
Playa Grande 5.8 mi. West-Southwest of Central Vieques South West
Playa Negra 1.1 mi. West of Central Esperanza West-Southwest
Puerto Diablo 6.3 mi. East of Central Vieques East
Puerto Ferro Playita 3.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Isabel Segunda South
Secret Beach Central Vieques East
Sun Bay Beach 3.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Isabel Segunda South West

If you want to learn about a wider variety of points of interest beyond just these, you might want to think about other locations. You can learn more concerning other attractions here.

 

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