Blue Beach (Navy name)
Swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, sunbathing, fishing
Bathrooms at #3 & #12, and another one out on the main road before it turns to gravel
White sand, very natural with fan corals and other natural debris from time to time.
Cleanliness is usually quite good but sometimes the winds and waves can bring ocean trash this way
The water is usually crystal clear, but sargassum weed can completely overwhelm this beach at times
La Chiva is a very long southside beach accessed off Route 997. Enter the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge at Garcia Gate and drive straight until the road changes to gravel, then drive some more. Eventually, the road will fork to the right and come up over a rise where you will see the water and eventually the numbered signs on the right, starting with #1. These are entrance points for parking and access to the beaches.
To get to 18-20, drive all the way toward the end until you see a left turn (almost a u-turn). #16 is on the right just across from this turn. Take the turn, find a spot and enjoy.
Note: Before July ’19, these entrances were labeled #20-#22.
La Chiva #’s 18 thru 20 are at the farthest part of La Chiva on the other side of the point (Punta Conejo).
There is a sandy beach which faces east toward the trade winds, which sometimes causes large amounts of sargassum seaweed to wash ashore, making this beach pretty unpleasant. But on the clear days, it’s a great place to spend a day. Because it’s at the far end, there are fewer people here. This beach is a good place to explore the point, snorkel, paddleboard, or maybe fish from the shore.
There is some shade up away from the water near the parking area.