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.  

Beach Choices In The Area

You'll discover a large selection of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Snorkeling is available at some locations, if some of the people in your group enjoy the underwater scene. Click on individual names for a detailed review of that particular location.

Pata Prieta

A beach with snorkeling is Green Beach. Punta Arenas, also known as Green Beach, is a part of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. It is located on the island of Vieques and runs from the north west tip down the east side.

Another good option for snorkeling fans is El Gallito. The beach is located right off the major road PR-200, and right next to the W Retreat and Spa, one of the most famous tourist spots on the island. While it is easy to find it is also easy to miss, as there is no sign to let you know you are there.

Mosquito Beach Pier: A side road off Highway 200 leads directly to Mosquito Pier. To access the beaches on either side, take the dirt roads that lead to the sand.

The beaches on Vieques can be seen in the following table.

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

Bear in mind, Vieques has additional attractions. For more about other attractions, read this article.

 

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