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.
You'll discover an abundance of beaches to choose from on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, for people who enjoy the underwater scene. You can click on the name of each beach for detailed information about that particular location.
A local beach that's good for snorkeling is Green Beach. Access Punta Arenas by taking Route 22 west onto the Old Navy Base and through to a dirt road. Take a right at the fork and continue on across two bridges.
Another good choice for snorkeling fans is El Gallito. While the beach is bordered by rocky cliffs, the sand itself tends to be soft and clean, perfect for laying out in the sun. While you will have no problem swimming, the water can be a bit more rough here at times than at other beaches, so families will need to show some caution.
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.
The table directly below provides some details concerning the beaches available on the island.
|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|
Of course, you'll be able to find other types of attractions. Take advantage of this extended discussion dedicated to even more attractions if you want to find some more facts.
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