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 will discover a large selection of beaches to visit on the island. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for vacationers who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on the beach names for more information concerning that particular stretch of sand.
If you love snorkeling, a location with that option 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 those who enjoy snorkeling 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: 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 here:
|Bahia Fanduca||7.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Vieques Town||East|
|Bahia Icacos||9.3 mi. East of Central Vieques Town||East|
|Bahia Jalova||7.2 mi. East of Central Vieques Town||East|
|Bahia Salinas||9.6 mi. East of Central Vieques Town||East|
|Bahia Tapon Beach||Central Vieques||South|
|Bahia Yoye||7.0 mi. East of Central Vieques Town||East|
|Caracas Beach||Central Vieques||South East|
|El Gallito||2.2 mi. West of Central Vieques Town||West-Northwest|
|Esperanza Beach||4.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Vieques Town||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 Vieques Town||North East|
|Laguna Matias Beach||7.0 mi. East of Central Vieques||East|
|Media Luna Beach||4.0 mi. South of Central Vieques Town||South West|
|Mosquito Beach Pier||4.5 mi. West of Central Vieques Town||West|
|Navio Beach||3.9 mi. South of Central Vieques Town||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 Vieques Town||South|
|Secret Beach||Central Vieques||East|
|Sun Bay Beach||3.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Vieques Town||South West|
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