Cabo Rojo has some of the best beaches in Puerto Rico.
The area is known for its clear waters, unique rock formations and pink-hued salt flats.
These have been my family’s go-to beaches after decades of living on the island.
Below are the 11 best beaches in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico:
Buyé beach is one of the calmest spots on this list.
It has soft light sand, and calm blue waters.
It’s perfect for families looking to just relax by the water.
This popular spot is also known as Playuela.
I recommend visiting Playa Sucia for all-day fun in the surrounding areas.
You can find salt flats, a wildlife refuge, and a lighthouse only minutes away from the beach.
You can learn more about these spots in our Cabo Rojo Lighthouse article.
This beach has amazing reefs and clear waters.
A lot of the sea life is under the pier, so jumping off it is a must-do!
Learn about more spots to swim with Puerto Rico’s marine life in our article 25 Best Snorkel Spots In Puerto Rico.
Boquerón Beach is one of my favorite beaches in Cabo Rojo.
It has paid parking for a small fee and lots of shaded areas.
There are lots of restaurants, shops, and bars nearby.
This tiny island is only a boat ride away from the Cabo Rojo coast.
Boat taxis and kayaks are available to get to the island.
It can get crowded so I recommend getting there early!
This beach gets its name from the clear blue water.
It’s one of many spots in Joyuda, so there’s lots of nearby restaurants to choose from.
The area itself is small so there’s usually less crowds.
If you like camping, Los Pozos is the beach for you.
The path to the beach is bumpy, so having a 4×4 vehicle or experienced tour guide is recommended.
For adventure seekers, Los Pozos is also a popular spot for riding mountain bikes and ATVs.
Joyuda is the top place for a weekend getaway in Cabo Rojo.
There are lots of places to stay, even houses on the water!
The beach itself has clear blue water and light sand.
This beach gets its name from the oysters that can be found on the rocky shore.
The tide is usually low and gentle, so swimming is safe for people of all ages.
The nice breeze makes this one of my favorite beaches to walk through on hot days.
This beach is only a few minutes away from the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats.
You can spend the night at the Bahia Salinas Beach Resort and enjoy a morning beach and surrounding activities.
Please note: The pink salt lake is NOT safe for swimming.
There’s a walking path, but swimming is strictly prohibited.
This beach is right next to Playita Azul.
They share the same crystal clear water and soft sand.
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It’s the perfect opportunity to visit many beaches in one day.
Boquerón is the best beach in Cabo Rojo. It has paid parking and regular maintenance to keep it clean for the public.
All of the beaches in this article are open to the public. Some can be harder to reach, so plan accordingly.
Cabo Rojo is an amazing beach town with so much to offer.
My favorite beaches in Cabo Rojo are Buyé Beach and Playa Sucia.
If you’re still looking for more beaches, then check out our article 30 Best Beaches In Puerto Rico.
Also, check out our article 23 Best Things To Do In Cabo Rojo.
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