Domes Beach

Domes Beach, Rincon: Hours, Address, Domes Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Domes Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Domes Beach is commonly known by its waves. Located next to the Boiling Nuclear Superheater Reactor Facility and Punta Higuero Lighthouse built in 1892. International surfing competitions take place here.
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May_EXL
Winnipeg, Canada523 contributions
A small bay and a fine sand beach. Domes Beach is a public beach and popular place for surfers. Great place to catch some rays, have a picnic or to watch sunset surfing. Beach is swimmable in the shallow area but watch for a strong current. Beside the beach was a huge white dome shape that actually used to be a re-fueling station for nuclear warships.
Written May 27, 2020
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Christina R
3 contributions
Friends
Domes Beach is one of my favorite beaches in western PR to visit. I’m not a surfer, but it’s a beautiful beach to watch the surf, grab a drink and an empanada at the snack shack and sit in the sun beneath a palm tree. This is not a beach to swim at-you risk cutting up your feet on jagged, slippery rock and rip tides. Surfers ONLY! But it’s a nice beach to collect small shells and sea glass which are hard to come by on most PR beaches it seems!
Restrooms are available. This time visiting we did notice a few homeless tents set up along the edge of the beach which hadn’t been there last time.
Walking path and lookout well maintained and clean.
Written April 24, 2022
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Viatgesrjr
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico1,134 contributions
This beach is great for surfers and non-surfers. There are areas with shade for non-surfers, and you can also stay safe near the shore. A beautiful beach, and great opportunity to enjoy nature. Bring you camera.
Written November 26, 2020
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Houston_Surfer
Houston, TX1 contribution
We were just in Rincon and my husband is an avid surfer who wanted to go to DOMES surf beach. It is a bit difficult to find unless you're looking for a big green dome (former Nuclear plant which was never activated.) Go early if you want a good spot underneath shady trees...this is a very popular and crowded beach on a good surf day. This is not a beach for swimmers. Lots of rocks and sea urchins. You must go down a steep driveway to park and exiting back up the driveway can be a bit treacherous. No bathrooms or facilties...bring bug spray and water/snacks. Overall, the view was fantastic...I'd recommed it for a young crowd.
Written December 28, 2007
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chichendy
Dublin, OH2 contributions
Family
Went on a windy day and we walked around and enjoyed the gorgeous views. We decided to dip our feet but that’s about it. However a friend of ours decided to swim some and he was pulled towards rocks within minutes. It was scary. He managed to hold and climb up the rocks until some locals helped him get up and out of that. He got a few scratches and bruising but luckily didn’t hurt his head or require stitches. Do not try to swim. This is not the place for that. We were so shook up.
Written April 3, 2018
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Elvin S
17 contributions
Went during the week which was nice not crowded. Beach was very nice water was perfect temp you can just go right in. A little rocky in parts so try to be careful especially with the waves. But well worth the drive from San Juan I will definitely go back next time im in PR.
Written July 25, 2014
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OurDenverFamily
Centennial, CO224 contributions
Couples
At least in winter this is a better surfing than swimming beach. Depending on surf there can be some shade along the shore.
Written January 26, 2020
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Rincoeno
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico460 contributions
Solo
Dome's beach has been a famous surfing spot for years.
Those who remember the 70's still remember that famous festival Mar y Sol (almost a Puerto Rican Woodstock!).

Free parking.

Great to watch sunset, take pictures of surfers.

But the great story is not the beach but the urban legends about the Dome. The Bonus nuclear plant was forced to the Puerto Rico people during the 60's because no other state would allow it. To this date, nobody really know what really was tested there. Local divers have a lot of strange stories..
Written July 10, 2019
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LightPacker770998
14 contributions
Friends
Beautiful beach and probably the best for surfer watching in Rincon. Great if you are an intermediate to advanced surfer. Lovely sunsets too.
Written January 11, 2019
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Misty P
China Grove, NC53 contributions
Friends
Nice relaxing beach. Great to watch surfers. Bring your own snacks and drinks.
Restrooms are available.
Written May 1, 2018
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