Vieques beaches are some of the most beautiful in all of Puerto Rico and probably in all of the Caribbean. Most are easily accessible and never crowded.
Sun Bay in Esperanza is Vieques' only 'Balneario Público' (Public Bathing Beach). It is over a mile of turquoise water and white sand. You can follow the road through Sun Bay to Media Luna Beach and further on to Navio Beach. On the far south west side is Playa Grande Beach which is not a swimming beach but wonderful for walks.
East of the airport on the north coast is Gringo Beach (good
snorkeling-next to W Retreat & Spa), and there are beaches in Bravos de Boston (very little parking) with good snorkeling, but a difficult water entry in some areas (coral and sea urchins).
Fish and Wildlife Area Beaches
On the western tip of Vieques is Green Beach, At its southern end you'll find excellent snorkeling. The view of the main
island of Puerto Rico is also spectacular from Green Beach. There are
also beaches along either side of Mosquito Pier.
the eastern end of the island, the beaches are only accessible during daylight
hours, but you don't want to be on the beaches in the late afternoon when the
no-see-ums start biting anyway. The better known beaches in this area are known locally by their very original military names like Red Playa Caracas , Blue Playa Chiva, Purple Playa Plata, and Garcia Beach, but
there is also Secret Beach Pata Prieta, which was so named by the few people who knew how to
get there. Needless to say, it's not a secret anymore.
To find out more about the beaches, view maps and learn insider tips go to www.vieques.travel. To book an excursion to the beach with transportation and beach supplies see listings below.