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Sandy Beach Rincon Puerto Rico

Sandy Beach is the main beach in Puntas, one of the most popular and lively neighborhoods in Rincon Puerto Rico. What draws most people to Sandy Beach is the absence of reef and rocks on the ocean floor, the quality that gives the beach its welcoming name and makes it a perfect hangout for families with young children. Spending time at Sandy Beach often prompts volleyball sessions, sea glass hunting and other fun and relaxing activities. Swimming at Sandy Beach is good throughout most of the year unless big waves are breaking, in which case, grab your board and score some surf! Turtles nest on Sandy Beach, iguanas can be seen crawling up the palms, and Humpback whales breed off-shore. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Annie’s Tip: “Don’t let the name fool you, Sandy Beach is actually not the best break for beginner surfers in Rincon.  Although the bottom is sand, it’s a shore break and it can break really hard so if the waves are up even a little bit, be careful at the shoreline.  Sandy’s is also notorious for bad rip currents, so be sure and check the water before you go out and don’t let the kids swim if there’s any current. On calm days this is an amazing spot and rightfully earned a reputation for one of Rincon’s best beaches.  You can walk from Sandy’s North all the way to Aguada if you want to and it’s beautiful the whole way.”

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Sandy Beach in Puntas Rincon

Sandy Beach begins at the cliffs in Puntas, which separate it from Pools Beach, and extends all the way down to “Parking Lots,” which marks the start of Antonio’s Beach. Parking Lots is also home to rental trailers where you can pick up beach chairs, surfboards, umbrellas and other beach necessities. Sandy Beach was home to the first World Championship of Surfing, held back in 1968. Since then, surfers, beginners and experts alike, have flocked from all over the world to try their hand at the Sandy Beach breaks in Rincon Puerto Rico. Sandy Beach is located on Rincon’s North Coast, which typically receives great surf from November to April.

Sandy Beach Rincon PR Attractions

In general, Sandy Beach in Rincon PR is great for relaxing, sunbathing, swimming, surfing, and even having some mid-day cocktails. Whether you’re staying in Puntas or just visiting Sandy Beach, you’ll be within walking distance to some of the best restaurants, beach bars and surf breaks in the area, which makes Sandy Beach one of the most active beaches in Rincon Puerto Rico. Tamboo Tavern is located right on Sandy Beach and offers stool seating at a counter that looks out over the Caribbean. Tamboo has enjoyed such honors as being voted one of Esquire magazine’s “Best Bars in America,” one of Conde Naste Travel’s “Best Caribbean Beach Bars,” and was even recently included in the “World’s 50 Best Beach Bars, as noted by CNN “Go.”

Other great options for grabbing a bite to eat or enjoying a rum punch while relaxing at Sandy Beach include Casa Verde, which boasts the playful slogan, “We’re all here because we’re not all there,” and Casa Islena, an excellent tapas bar and restaurant with a unique menu and affordable prices. Casa Verde is a self-professed “surf hangout,” offering good bar food and great drink specials from the in-house Rock Bottom Bar & Grill. Casa Islena also offers nine rooms for guests to spend their trip to Rincon Puerto Rico, as well as a large pool and unbeatable ocean views. There are also little shops like Mango Beach Shop on Sandy Beach that offer beach rentals like body boards, beach chairs and surfboards. The shop also has great souvenirs, original t-shirts, swimsuits, sarongs, local art and sea glass jewelry.

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