Survival Beach

Survival Beach, Aguadilla: Hours, Address, Survival Beach Reviews: 5/5

Survival Beach
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Julian Millan Perez
Roselle, NJ35 contributions
Couples
In my opinion this beach is more beautiful than Flamenco Beach (and Flamenco Beach is beautiful!) It has a very good 30 minute hike to the cave where you can enjoy nature and other eye catching rock formations. At the end of the hike you have the cave that is awesome for photos and to swim in. The waves tend to be a little strong, I would recommend knowing how to swim before going in. Check the forecast as the Cave will not be accessible during high tide or bad weather.
Written March 25, 2022
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Amy B
Suffield, CT49 contributions
I would highly recommend this hike. It was about 20 minutes through the woods. Lots of exposed roots and some climbing on rocks. I would recommend sneakers, hiking shoes or water shoes. I am a novice hiker and I didn't find it difficult, just a little tricky. You really need to pay attention to the ground so you don't trip or hit your head on a branch.
After you get through the woods and hit the beach you can continue quite a ways down the beach. You have to head back towards the woods a bit to go further, but you head right back down towards the beach.
Once you hit the beach it's really beautiful. Lots of rock formations to explore. I wouldn't say you should swim, the waves looked rough and there could be powerful under currents. However, there are plenty of places to wade in shallow calm water. We saw lots of people just sitting in the water enjoying the sun and peace.
We didn't wear our suits and wish we did. Also, bring plenty of water.
We were there in the afternoon. We passed plenty of hikers, but it did not feel crowded. I would highly recommend. Definitely not for children under maybe 9 or 10? Enjoy!
Written April 20, 2022
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Living Our Dream Destinations
Fort Worth, TX119 contributions
My trip to Survival Beach reminds me of the adage, “there are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” This adventure is well worth the effort getting there. The narrow pathway from the parking area to the beach may be physically challenging for many visitors to navigate the natural obstacles along the way. It’s filled with deep tree roots, eroded areas, overgrowth, rocky outcrops and slippery slopes. At the end of the trail, however, rests a picturesque and an expansive beach with breathtaking views dotted with large boulders and cavernous rock overhangs. Though the surf is rough, there are several nearshore areas that are placid, shallow and safe for playing and sunbathing. Based on my experience, which included several senior citizens in my group, the hike took approximately 30-40 minutes. Actual times will be dependent on the physical ability of each individual. Keep in mind, access to the beach is a hike. It’s more demanding than a walk or stroll. My comments are not intended to discourage visitors, but to prepare them for the rigors they will encounter and to dress appropriately, including most importantly footwear. The natural beauty of the area offers many photo opportunities. If you enjoy adventure and don’t mind hiking, this destination will likely resonate with you. Remember, plan accordingly.
Written March 15, 2020
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Deus32
San Juan, Puerto Rico32 contributions
Solo
Drive to Surfers beach parking lot then follow trail. I wore flip-flops and was fine but you have to be careful. I would advise running shoes as rocks are sharp on some parts of the trail which half hour hike. There is shaded areas from the steep hillside. I didn’t bring my chair as you need both hands to maneuver in some spots so backpack is recommended. The beach is nice but the waves were strong and high water so couldn’t go into cave so I’ll probably come back in summer. Some people were swimming however there are always people drowning from undertows or rip currents so I don’t take that chance. You can watch the surfers at surfers beach too.
Written March 27, 2022
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Julia R
122 contributions
Friends
I had been looking for this little gem for some time but could never find the entrance. Reviews were also a bit confusing. So here it is.

Drive and park at Surfer’s Beach, from there you start the trail to survival beach. The beach is not your average beach. There are boulders all along the trail that you must climb on an off. You’re hiking along the ocean, sometimes on water, sometimes on the boulders and sometimes on land. When you’re walking on water, along the coast, there’s an end to the trail so there’s no way to get lost. There are no signs telling you that you have arrived but you will know once you start seeing the beautiful landscape. Make sure you’re wearing good shoes, especially if walking in the water because there are places covered with sea urchins. Bring water, sun block lotion, a snack...and make sure you carry your trash out.
Written February 9, 2020
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May_EXL
Winnipeg, Canada523 contributions
We took the trail up to Cueva Survival Beach from the end of Surfer’s Beach. Moderate hiking level. We were hiking for half an hour and still didn’t make it to the end. It was getting late and we were getting tired... so we headed back to Surfer’s Beach. Needless to say we didn’t survive the Cueva Survival Beach hike lol. If you’re thinking of checking it out, here are some tips; start early before it gets too hot, wear good shoes, have enough water and snacks. All in all we had a great time and would do it again. It’s a pretty good hike if you’re looking for some exercise and rugged scenery
Written July 13, 2020
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kerenlorainee
San Juan, Puerto Rico211 contributions
Couples
Survival Beach it’s a tricky beach to get to. It’s extremely hard to get there by car, most people get there by walking, but it’s extremely worth it! I recommend not going alone and being prepared to walk and snacks. Visit wisely and do not leave rubbish!
Written February 1, 2021
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Jen x
Lorain, OH10 contributions
Put your hiking shoes on ! This place is hard to find only locals know where it’s located put it in the gps as “surf zone” the store it’s down the street from here then you will see a gate picture is provided enter the gate and follow the road once you do that follow all the way down on the sandy parking lot and park there, there is a trail on the far right after you park and then it takes 10-15 min to get to it ! So worth it and beautiful ! We did many u turns trying to figure out where the heck this place was and I did everyone a favor and provided pictures , Your welcome !!
Written April 7, 2018
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pinchetravels
San Juan, Puerto Rico588 contributions
Couples
We visited on July 7, 2018. To get there, look for "surf zone" in Google Maps. Once you get there, pass it on the road until you get to a second green building (about 50 meters away). Go through the gate and go down the car path (about out 400 meters). You will get to a car park and try to get a spot under the shade.

Then, look for the garbage cans and you will see a trail there.

Zone 1: Sandy beach takes around 3 minutes to get there.

Zone 2: Rocks and a little bit of Sandy beach takes around 15 min from car park.

Around zone 2, there are several little water pools. You can hang out here for the day.

Zone 3: it takes another 15 minutes to get there. Walk up around the caves and keep going up and around the cliff.

You will find a beautiful deserted beach.

Enjoy!

Tips:
1. Do not take a cooler. Just take a few bottles of water.

2. Take a backpack.

3. Best to wear sneakers but totally possible with sandals.

4. Kids under 10. Make sure they wear sneakers.

5. It can get very windy.

*go during low tide if possible

If you want to read more reviews, check out pinchetravels.com
Written July 8, 2018
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Rincoeno
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico460 contributions
Friends
You have to walk a bit to find this beach. Either you go down using the Acuatica road or you park on surfer's beach and hike the mountain (not very hard). The problem with this place is that water is very strong and is deep right at the start. Many people have drowned in this are. DO NOT GO THERE ALONE or at least don't go in the water alone. I have access to this beach because I patol this are as a law enforcement officer.
Written January 22, 2018
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