Playa Crashboat
Playa Crashboat
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Jump off the pier into the turquoise waters at Playa Crashboat—the calm waters are home to an array of marine life, perfect for snorkeling and diving. Hop on a banana boat for a thrilling ride around the beach, then hit the food trucks around the pier for a pina colada and casual Puerto Rican fare. Later in the day, walk to the lookout to watch the sunset. You'll find picnic tables but no showers or toilet facilities. Both paid and free parking is limited, so be sure to arrive early. Or consider visiting along a tour of west Puerto Rico. – Tripadvisor
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  • Loyda Elena
    San Antonio, Texas32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best beach on island!
    The BEST beach on the island! Vibe is amazing, water is clear like a swimming pool and so much to do in just one location. From the jet skis, banana boat rides and ice cream guy who walks up and down the beach, this place is amazing. Word to wise, you will want to get there early to get good parking and beach real estate. It can get crowded, especially on weekends.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 3, 2023
  • Angela S
    Lamar, Missouri30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Popular for a Reason
    It's an absolutely gorgeous beach, but very popular. There will be people. Lots of people. The water was pristine and clear. Do yourself a favor and take a snorkel mask so you can look at all the fish that hang out under the pier. There are food vendors, chair and umbrella rentals, and jet ski rentals. We arrived around 10am and it was already starting to fill up. Get there early to scope out your space for the day.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 12, 2023
  • AtotheRuiz1984
    88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful time at the beach
    We arrived early - about 10 am. There was still parking in the not paid lot. But when we left there were cars all along the roads- so get there early! (Recommended). You can rent a sun unmbrella for $20 ish and a chair for $5/ each. For $30 we had shade all day til 4pm. The water is amazing and there are no little rocks when you try to get it so it is very nice shoreline. There are things r buy to eat and drink and there are things to rent like canoes,kayaks, banana boat rides, and jet skis. We did none of this— we just sat on the beach and went in the water and it was an amazing time. Plus a big iguana we named Fred came to see us.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Episkunov
    Garfield, New Jersey160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    LOVE THIS PLACE!!
    Awesome! Must visit BUT go early so you can find parking. We got there at 10am on a Tuesday (it was a holiday) and parking was completely full. Had to park up the road. So if you don’t get there early you will have to park up the road and it can be a bit steep. Note: stay away from the areas with yellow lines. You will get a parking ticket. This place was lots of fun. Kids will have a blast too. Water is so clean and clear, the beach too is clean. Everyone did a great job keeping track of their trash. So being garbage bags. If you don’t have an umbrella or chairs they have rentals there, chairs are $10 each and umbrella $20. They do require your government ID (ie: drivers license) and will hold it until you return to get it. Locals brought grills but there are food trucks there with great skewers, empanadas, and drinks (alcohol and no -alcoholic). Cash only and reasonable prices. (ie: one vendor had chicken or pork $4 / shrimp $5. The beverage vendor had piña colada without alcohol $6 (red cup) and lemonade large for $8 bother we’re delicious). NOTE: umbrella/chair rentals and food trucks are on the far right of the beach. Bathroom - there weren’t any or they were closed. The restaurant behind the food trucks can be used but they require you to buy two drinks. Not sure if it’s each time but I would assume so. How this helps.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Cheritza M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clear water and safe to swim
    Beautiful 😍 beach with clear water and amazing scenery. The water looks gorgeous with different shades of blues and very clean. You can see your body inside the water, little fishes, and the sand you're standing on. You just have to be careful if you want to cross or climb your way to the secluded patches by the rocks because the waves are stronger there. Otherwise, the waves are mild and safe to swim or just chill in the water. The place has a few kiosks with finger food like chicken, steak, fish and pork kabobs, natural fruit juices, and other drinks.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 3, 2024
  • beagle33
    Sarasota, Florida9,512 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty beach
    This was a very nice beach. The water was warm, clear and calm. It was beautiful. There are lots of food vendors there (though they are all selling the same thing). The only thing we never found was the bathroom if they had one. We went on a Monday so I'm not sure if they were locked or what.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 28, 2024
  • Tracy F
    660 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Day at the beach.
    If your ever on the West Coast of Puerto Rico? You must visit the beach called Crash boat. A very quiet beach with beautiful sand and a long dock. There is clear beautiful water to swim in and the people respect your privacy. The only real challenge is parking (which is available) but first come first serve.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 20, 2024
  • Stephanie H
    York, Pennsylvania8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful beach to make family memories
    This beach is beautiful! We jumped off the pier into a school of tropical fish. The sand is soft and the water was calm and clear on the 2 days we were there. We rented umbrellas and they do a great job securely placing those. The food trucks did not disappoint. There was a DJ one day.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 23, 2024
  • Tim B
    Newtown Square, Pennsylvania50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Beach & More!
    Crashboat Beach is one of our favorite beaches to visit and a great place to spend a full beach day in NW Puerto Rico because it offers so much. First, the beach itself is large and very scenic. Second, the swimming areas are relatively safe for this part of Puerto Rico. Third, there are many local vendors selling island food, drinks, and other items. Because it is such a popular spot for locals and tourists, it is best to arrive early (by 9:30am) if you hope to find a close parking spot. You may even find a shady place under the palm trees. After that, you will likely end up parking on the street and walking a considerable distance. As a final comment, we have always found the beach to be welcoming to all visitors and very kid friendly.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 30, 2024
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Molly
Minneapolis, MN14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Beautiful beach with lots of space and many food/drink vendors. We visited on a weekday, when the crowds are much smaller. Parking was easy (because it wasn’t very busy) and the walk to the beach is accessible. There are wheelchair-accessible ramps over the sand for those who need them. You’ll find that on the “furthest” beach on the access road, near all the vendor trucks.

There was a stand for renting umbrellas and chairs, but I’m not sure how expensive it is. There are a few shady spots and picnic tables under the trees to give yourself a break from the sun.

Watch the reports for riptides and be careful if you’re swimming near the dock. The current can be extra dangerous around the concrete pylons.
Written March 10, 2023
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Barbara R
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Beautiful beach, clean, neatly maintained areas, picnic tables, crowded after :10/00 am, cristal clear blue waters, you can watch fish schools under the pier looking down or jump into the waters and do some snorkeling, stingrays and lots of tropical fish . My grandkids loved it, bring food and water kiosks are pretty expensive and get long lines for ordering. O really, great relaxing place❤️
Written July 13, 2022
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strukie
122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Beautiful beach. Great for kids too. Really nice with the multiple food and drink vendors. Made it convenient so we didn’t have to lug food with us. We brought floaties with us so we enjoyed using them. It gets really packed but there are multiple parking lots. Whatever you do, DO NOT park on the bridge. There are no signs and if you park after the wooden observation deck that is considered the bridge. They love to give out parking tickets here at $100 a pop. To pay parking tickets you can go to any Banco Popular (once the ticket is in the system - give it 2 days). Otherwise you have to go to Aguadilla municipal city hall and can pay on the 4th floor. Trust me. This is valuable information here and it took a while to find this out. Still worth the visit. If you want a quieter beach go to Pena Blanca.
Written July 3, 2022
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Elizabeth M
Waterbury, CT70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Crashboat has always been one of my favorite beaches in Puerto Rico. The water is calm & clear. Plenty of space to lay out in the sand. There are various options for food (fritters, shish kabobs, piña colada, smoothies, etc). You can also enjoy banana boat rides (for a fee).
Note: It gets very busy on weekends and during June/July so arriving early is recommended in order to find parking.
Written June 21, 2022
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John S
Blairstown, NJ19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Great beach get early like 930-10 free parking don't let locals try and charge you!! There is no bathroom except in the bar that charged $25 for 2 pina coladas... water super clean rough waves occasionally sand clean!!
Written March 20, 2023
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B90x
Columbus, OH94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
The parking situation is strange. There is an easily missed entrance to the pay parking. If you miss it, you continue on to “free” parking. I say “free” but it really isn’t as there are a ton of locals sweeping sand off the asphalt that will help you park for a tip. There are zero “unmonitored” spots. This side is near the food vendors.

For snorkeling, the “pay parking side” (left of the docks if facing the ocean) seemed to have the best snorkeling. The most active areas were right at the corner of the last dock and a bit past it where the “boat” is (at least that’s what I think we saw….looked to be some sunken concrete slabs but a bunch of scuba divers where putting their flags there).

The food is…meh. Empanadas were literally from the frozen food aisle. Chicken on a stick was undercooked and fatty. The freshly cored pineapple with pina colada should have been delicious but used cheap alcohol and tasted not great.
Written April 10, 2022
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E Araceli A
Sturtevant, WI20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Most Beautiful beach I think I’ve ever been to. The water was clean, warm, aqua blue, and there were plenty of food and drink spots on the beach. Also DJ and of course everyone else’s music playing. Just made this place even better. However, I did get a parking ticket because I parked on a “yellow line” I’m not from there and didn’t see the no parking sign anywhere, guess I didn’t try hard enough cause it was there. But when I parked, there were 6 other cars parked there and I even asked someone if this was ok parking and they said yes of course. They got tickets too lol but I noticed on the opposite side of the street there was no yellow on the sidewalk meaning they could park there. My ticket was $50 so just make sure you park in the right area. Hard to find parking when it’s busy. I got there on Thursday at 3pm.
Written April 21, 2022
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Vera
Austin, TX474 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
To my surprise, this beach was "hopping" at the end of December 2020 considering the fact that by executive order, only individual exercise was allowed. People on towels, blankets, with coolers.... and nobody were masks, which at the time of the visit was required. Overall, the beach seems nothing special--PR has nicer beaches than this one.
Written January 4, 2021
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Dana S
Orlando, FL499 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This beach was amazing! Got there before 10 am for prime parking spot, beach was crowded by early afternoon. Crystal clear water, you can see both big and little fish swimming near you on the shore. Great snorkeling spot near the pier. Fresh Pina Coladas, all kinds of daiquiri's (banana, mango, strawberry, etc.) available for sale. Also, BBQ chicken, shrimp skewers, octopus ceviche. People selling hats, towels. Lots of great photo ops here. We stayed ALL DAY.
Written May 26, 2021
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AtotheRuiz1984
88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We arrived early - about 10 am. There was still parking in the not paid lot. But when we left there were cars all along the roads- so get there early! (Recommended). You can rent a sun unmbrella for $20 ish and a chair for $5/ each. For $30 we had shade all day til 4pm. The water is amazing and there are no little rocks when you try to get it so it is very nice shoreline. There are things r buy to eat and drink and there are things to rent like canoes,kayaks, banana boat rides, and jet skis. We did none of this— we just sat on the beach and went in the water and it was an amazing time. Plus a big iguana we named Fred came to see us.
Written June 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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