11 Best Beaches In Rincón (2024) – All You Need To Know

Rincón is the surfing capital of Puerto Rico.

But Rincón beaches offer more than just great waves and beautiful sunsets.

I have been visiting beaches in Rincón since I was a child.

In this article, I will cover the 11 best beaches in Rincón, Puerto Rico:


1. Steps Beach

Steps Beach is part of the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve.

image of Steps Beach
Steps Beach is famously named for the steps that sit on the beach, but it is also one of the best snorkeling destinations on the island.

The most significant elkhorn coral population in Puerto Rico is in Steps Beach.

If you like snorkeling or Scuba diving, you should go to Steps Beach.

From November to March, Steps Beach becomes the home of gigantic waves that only the most expert surfers dare to ride.

Check out Steps Beach in the following video:

Learn more about Steps Beach in our article Steps Beach, Puerto Rico – All You Need To Know.


2. Rincón’s Public Beach

Rincón’s Public Beach is close to Rincón’s town center.

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Rincón’s Public Beach has some of the calmer waters in the area.

This accessible beach has free parking, picnic areas, restrooms, a boardwalk, and showers.

Even when all other beaches in Rincón have big waves, Rincón’s public beach will be relatively calm.

You can swim, kayak, paddleboard, sunbathe or take a walk on the most family-friendly Beach in Rincón.

Check out Rincón’s Public Beach in the following video:

Learn more in our article 22 Best Things To Do In Rincón.


3. Domes Beach

Home of the Corona Xtra Pro Surf Circuit, Domes Beach is famous among surfers.

Domes Beach has an excellent reef break with glassy waves.

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Domes Beach is home to one of Puerto Rico’s biggest surfing competitions.

The beach gets its name from what used to be a nuclear power plant in front of it.

Domes Beach is close to Punta Higuera Lighthouse.  

Even if you are not a surfer, the scenery you will find at Domes Beach is worth the trip. 

Check out Domes Beach in the following video:

Learn more in our article 10 Best Surf Spots In Puerto Rico.


4. Spanish Wall Beach

Reachable only through Domes Beach, Spanish Wall Beach is ideal for walking and sunbathing.

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Spanish Wall Beach is a great destination for hikers looking to stretch their legs on their trip.

The beach’s name comes from the sugar cane railroad tracks set atop a wall near the coastline.

You will witness where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea.

Spanish Wall Beach has no facilities, be sure to pack water to stay hydrated and snacks


5. Corcega Beach

Corcega is the beach for those who are not into surfing. A palm-lined tan sand beach with clear turquoise water awaits you in Corcega.

Corcega is for relaxing, swimming, or enjoying a beautiful sunset. Fifty meters from the shore, you can find a reef to snorkel.

Córcega’s water is usually calm, but no lifeguard is on duty, so please exercise caution.

Check out Corcega Beach in the following video:


6. Maria’s Beach

Maria’s Beach is a favorite among surfers. Its shallow reef break is ideal for surfers of all levels.

Maria’s Beach got its name from the 1968 World Surfing Championship.

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Maria’s Beach is another very popular location for surfing in Rincon.

The beach was close to Doña Maria’s house, and people started naming it Maria’s Beach.

When there are no waves in Maria’s, the beach is excellent for swimming and snorkeling.

Check out Maria’s Beach in the following video:

Learn more about Maria’s Beach in our article Maria’s Beach, Puerto Rico – All You Need To Know.


7. Pools Beach

If you like uncrowded beaches, Pools is perfect for you.

Pools Beach is between Spanish Wall and Sandy Beach. 

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At Pool’s Beach, you can expect to see very few other people during your visit.

The name pools comes from a natural pool formed on the beach’s east corner.

You can get in the pool, walk on the sand, or sunbathe.

For the intermediate to advanced surfer, Pools offers challenging waves.

If your physical condition allows you, climb on the rock formation to get a better view of the coast.

Check out Pools Beach in the following video:


8. Almendros Beach

Playa Los Almendros got its name from the almond trees that cover it and provide natural shade. 

A spacious coastline with fine golden sand and clear turquoise water makes Almendros Beach ideal for beach lovers.

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Almendros Beach is named after the many almond trees that provide shade to beachgoers.

Be aware that Almendros can get crowded during the high season.

There are no restrooms on Almendros Beach, but it’s close to an urban area — you can find bathrooms in shops and restaurants nearby.

Check out Almendros Beach in the following video:


9. Sandy Beach

They call it Sandy Beach because it’s Rincón’s only sand break.

It is very popular with surfers and beach lovers alike.

image of Sandy Beach
Sandy Beach is beautiful but can have strong undercurrents. Use caution while swimming.

This beach is ideal for long romantic walks or taking the kids treasure-hunting for sea glass. 

There are no lifeguards at Sandy Beach, so we advise you to exercise caution if you are going to swim on Sandy Beach.

The undertow can be strong, making Sandy Beach dangerous for some swimmers.

Check out Sandy Beach in the following video:

For more information about surfing in Puerto Rico, check our Best Surf Spots In Puerto Rico guide.


10. The Marina Black Eagle Beach

Part of The Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, Black Eagle Beach Marina is one of Rincón’s most beautiful beaches. 

There are disembarkation facilities for small boats in Black Eagle Beach Marina.

The beach has a parking lot, and snorkeling, scuba diving, and whale-watching tours depart from Black Eagle Marina.

The small boat transiting Black Eagle makes this beach not the safest for swimming. 

Try Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Black Eagle Marina Beach’s reef.

Check out Black Eagle Marina Beach in the following video:


11. Doña Lala’s Beach 

Playa Doña Lala is just a quick walk from Rincón’s Town Square.

image of Doña Lala’s Beach
Doña Lala’s Beach is the perfect beach for camping and water sports, but try to get there early as it gets crowded.

Swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, sunbathing, and walking are some activities you can enjoy at this beach.

Puerto Ricans come from around the island to camp at Doña Lala’s Beach.

Be aware that Dona Lala’s Beach gets crowded during the summer.

You can park right in front of the beach. There are restaurants and shops near Doña Lala’s Beach.

Check out Doña Lala’s Beach in the following video:


FAQ section 

Does Rincón have nice beaches?

Rincón has excellent beaches for surfing, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, walking, and watching the sunset.

Which Beach in Rincón is best for swimming?

Rincón's Public Beach is the best for swimming. Its waves are not challenging, it has no undertow, and the bottom is safe for swimming.


Final thoughts

Rincón is the surfing capital of Puerto Rico and has some of the nicest beaches on the island.

My favorite beaches in Rincón are Steps Beach and Maria’s Beach

But Rincón’s beaches offer more than just surfing – there are beach activities for everyone in Rincón, such as snorkeling and hiking.

If you are still looking for more beaches to visit, then check out our article 30 Best Beaches In Puerto Rico

Also, check out our article Is Rincon Safe? 

11 Best Beaches In Rincón (2024) – All You Need To Know
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Carlos Cubero

Writer at PuertoRico.com. I was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. I’m passionate about Puerto Rican history and culture. I live on the west coast of Puerto Rico, and host an Airbnb for tourists. I also coordinate tours and concierge services for tourists. I authored “Eat Like A Local, Puerto Rico”, and have contributed to blogs and magazines with articles about discovering and enjoying what Puerto Rico has to offer.

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