NOTE: WHILE THINGS ARE DEFINITELY ON THE MEND, VIEQUES BEACH OPENINGS ARE UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO, PEDRO PIERLUISI, BY EXECUTIVE ORDER. PLEASE LOOK FOR OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS WHILE PLANNING YOUR VIEQUES VACATION.
Welcome to the beaches of Vieques, Puerto Rico! This is an island you can only get to from another island, but it is worth the extra effort for the beaches alone! The weather isn't bad either, as you can see from our weather widget. 🙂
All the info we provide is post-hurricane-María - the pictures & descriptions are real, all taken from 2018 to now, so nobody gets deceived by old pictures. Vieques beaches are all-natural and they literally change with the winds & the tides, so we update the individual beach pages as we re-visit them. We also add more beaches once they are opened to the public.
The map below is clickable and zoomable, and below that you can filter by various beach attributes. If you prefer the simplicity of all of them in one place, click here for the Beach List page. Enjoy!
Notes about Vieques Beaches
Please Help Out!
When you hit the beach, please do your part to keep the beaches & island clean. The beaches don’t clean themselves, nor does the government clean them - real people like us clean them, sometimes in organized groups and sometimes we just do it when we visit the beach. If all you do is pick up your own trash we love it, but if you want to be a hero, pick up an extra bit as you leave, even if it is just a single plastic bag or a beer can. Thank you so much for your help! (PS. You can do this on any beach you visit, worldwide!)
If you need another reason to pick up trash, here's one: it harms our friendly & beautiful sea turtles! In Vieques, there are three major turtle species: Tinglar (Leatherback), Carey (Hawksbill), & Verde (Green), all wonderful in their own right. Nesting seasons run from March through September. So in addition to trash pickup, please stay clear of the nests, hatchlings, and nesting females, and fill in holes and sandcastles on the sand. The turtles thank you! For more information, you can visit one of our favorite groups in Vieques, Ticatove (say tee-kah-toe-vay).
Some of the northside beaches we have listed are "short". By that I mean there isn't a lot of sand between the water and the jungle. And that means that a high tide can cover much or all of the sandy part with water! So for those beaches, we use this tide-forecast site and if it's a high tide, or on its way to high tide, we simply choose another beach. A few examples of these "short" beaches are Starfish Beach, Airport Beach, Cemetery Beach, and Sea Glass Beach.