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 find several beaches to consider on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, for people who are so inclined. Simply click on the name of the beach for more detail concerning that part of the coast.

Pata Prieta

If you are hoping to go snorkeling, a beach where that is an option 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 top pick for snorkelers 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: The beaches on either side of Mosquito Pier both enjoy powder soft tan colored tan sand and stunning turquoise waters. From the pier you can see the thick greenery that lines the beaches, and note the lack of development.

The beaches on Vieques are provided here:

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 that there are additional kinds attractions available. If interested, you can get more information about other attractions by following this link.

 

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