Are you going to Rincon to relax on the beach with a book? Maybe you’re wanting to come to surf or enjoy your share of medallas on the beach? You’re in luck! Rincon has some of the most beautiful and diverse beaches in the Caribbean.
The beaches in Rincon are lined with lush palm trees (which offer much needed shade!) and beautiful blue ocean waters. Each beach in Rincon is unique and offers something different. Keep reading to find out which of the 7 best beaches in Rincon, Puerto Rico will fit your beach style!
Heading to Rincón, Puerto Rico? Read my full weekend Rincón Itinerary to help plan your time in my favorite Caribbean surf town or check out the Best Day Trips from Rincón to discover more beautiful beaches!
The 7 Best Beaches in Rincón, Puerto Rico
I personally frequent this beach a lot since it’s a quick walk from Brent’s family’s house but it’s also one of the best beaches in Rincon! There is usually little to no wind and Caribbean calm waters.
The Marina a great beach for swimming or to bring little kids! There are also three restaurants close by to grab lunch, water or a cocktail. (El Ankla and The Juice Box – click here to read more about where to eat in Rincon) The beach has a good amount of shade up top to spend the whole day here but come on the earlier side to claim your spot!
Ah Sandy Beach! Maybe my favorite beach in all of Puerto Rico. The palms are plenty and right on the beach. Be sure to take a sunrise walk on this beach it is beautiful! Sandy Beach is usually very windy and the ocean can be rough but when the wind is coming from the south – be sure to come here for an epic beach day! Some of my favorite beach days are spent here when the water is turquoise blue and calm. You can get refreshments and lunch at Tamboo.
Just on the other side of the rocky point from Sandy Beach, Pools is a lovely beach to sun bathe on and dip into the “pools” to cool off. The reef is really shallow here so swimming is not recommended. When the wind is south and there is swell in the water there are great waves here.
Come sit here and watch the surf! One of the most popular surfing beaches in Rincon, Domes has a wave 90% of the time in the winter months. You can find a spot to swim down the end of the beach closer to the lighthouse but be extra careful of rip currents. Walk the path up to Ola Sunset Cafe to grab a bite to eat, a drink and to watch the sunset!
Another popular surfing beach! If you want to learn to surf this is your spot. The waves are usually bit smaller than Domes and can be a great beginner wave on smaller days. The beach is fairly small here and if there is any kind of wave in the ocean it is not ideal to swim. You can grab lunch up at Jack Shack (one of my favs) or a fresh juice at El Bohio (a happy hour favorite!)
One of the best beaches in Rincon and definitely one of my favorites! If you want to snorkel, see turtles, brilliant coral, and colorful fish you’ve got to come to Steps. This is your spot!
Be careful where you get in and out of the water. I recommend watching others entering and leaving the water first. The coral can be extremely slippery and there are urchins in some spots. On really flat days you can swim and float for hours here – it is paradise!
Steps Beach is also one of my favorite places to take a beach walk and watch the sunset!
This beach has no coral, a sandy bottom and super calm water most of the time. One of the bigger beaches in Rincón. It’s a great spot for families and there is food and refreshments close by.
Planning a trip to Puerto Rico? Read my guide to Rincón, bar hop in Old San Juan, or take a ferry to Isla Culebra!
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