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“How to drive to Ritidian Beach”
Review of Ritidian Point

Ritidian Point
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Agana
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Owner description: This gorgeous, white sand beach offers great swimming, but watch out for the strong current.
Reviewed April 30, 2012

Ritidian beach is so beautiful and looks even better than Tumon beach in my opinion. We decided to drive there in the rental car even though some people on this website had warned against it due to the amount of potholes in the road on route 3A.

To get this far, from Tumon, get on route 1 going north. Look out for the route 3 turning. It is not well sign posted unlike most junctions on the island. To get onto route 3, keep driving on route 1 and drive through the junction for Micronesia Mall. So you are still on route 1. But soon, on the left there is a turning for another route. This is route 3.

On Route 3 you should pass a McDonalds on your left. The road will get gradually narrower and narrower. Finally, the road splits and you wanna take the left fork for route 3A. Again, this is not well signposted and both times I went I realized 10 seconds too late that we'd passed it. If you fell like the road is bending a lot to the right, and there was a junction that you just passed, chances are, you've just missed the turning for route 3A.

Route 3A is pot hole nightmare. A lot of the way, there are pot holes all over the place. However, the road is exceptionally quiet to it is fine to slow down if you need to, and even dodge them by driving on the wrong side of the road for a moment. This will last for about 15 minutes.

After you go down a steepish hill with a great view of the sea, you will see a sign for 'Ritidian Unit'. This may look like it is telling you to take a turning off left onto an untarmaced piece of road. IT ISN'T! Don't turn left. We did, and we weren't the only ones as we passed another rental car after we'd turned back. Stay on the tarmac and you will soon come to a building with some parking spaces. Drive past the building and park up next to the trees on the right - there will probably be other cars parked around there too. Park up and walk for 30 seconds through the trees and you'll emerge onto the beach.

It's extremely beautiful, but, we were told too dangerous to go far into the water. Probably best to go at the weekend when there are more people there as, during the quieter weekdays, you could well be leaving your car at risk of vandalism in such a quiet place.

7  Thank Mr.Ashwell
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

uncrowded & Beautiful. Trash free, thanks to the military. Rare on Guam

2  Thank ValorieJRH
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

At Ritidian point you feel like you are on a deserted island! You are frequently there on your own. The beach is beautiful. The water a little rough for swimming and certainly for snorkeling. However if you just want to picnic, sit in the ocean and walk down the beach looking for shells, this is the place. One of the prettiest places on the north side of Guam for sure.

1  Thank juabbebu
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

I love going here. The currents are a little strong, but other than that, this is the perfect beach. The little museum-ish display place is pretty cool too. The people are friendly.

1  Thank kinseyshroom
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

Yes the road to this beach is remote and full of potholes... so what? It keeps the
more casual tourists at bay and provides for a more remote, deserted, and natural place. The beach itself is stunning! I walked in solitude for many glorious miles and only saw 4 other people the entire 4 hours I was there. Is that not what "getting away from it all" is about?

Thank Denis G
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