Seven Seas Beach in Fajardo: Best Beaches in Puerto Rico
Seven Seas Beach is in northeastern Puerto Rico on Bahia las Cabezas in Fajardo. It's adjacent to Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, a popular sightseeing spot. Seven Seas Beach is a best beach for singles, couples, families, and retirees.
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Seven Seas Beach in Fajardo
The water at Seven Seas Beach is generally very calm – due to an offshore reef – making it a good swimming beach. One of the interesting things about Seven Seas’ offshore reef is that you can see it from shore. Take a look at the photo (the one with the buoy in the center) looking straight out towards the ocean. Where are the waves breaking? Not on the beach.
One way to determine if a beach has an offshore reef or sandbar is to look out to the ocean from the beach. If you see waves breaking in the distance while between the breaking waves and the sand the water is calm, that indicates an offshore reef or sandbar exists like at Seven Seas Beach. The islands of Tahiti provide an exceptionally dramatic example of this natural phenomenon.
While all beaches in Puerto Rico are technically public, very few offer public amenities like bathrooms, lifeguards, and parking lots. The ones that do have these things are run by Puerto Rico’s Parques Nationales and are designated Balnearios. In addition to the typical public amenities provided at Puerto Rico’s Balnearios, Seven Seas Beach has camping facilities. If you want to save some money and stay on a beach too, you can do it here. Call 787-622-5200 for a camping permit.
- Public bathrooms – Yes, but not cleaned regularly.
- Showers – Yes, but often broken.
- Parking – Yes, for a fee when the gatehouses are manned. Free, when they aren’t.
- Food – No.
- Lifeguard – Sometimes.
- Dogs allowed on the beach – No.
Additional amenities – camping (fee), covered pavilions, picnic tables.
If you’re driving to Seven Seas Beach from San Juan, take PR 26 East to PR 66 East, Roberto Sanchez Vilella Expy. Continue on PR 66 to PR 3. Take a right onto PR 3. Continue on PR 3 for approximately 25 km until you reach PR 194, Ave Valero. Turn left onto PR 194 and continue to Ave El Conquistador. Turn left at Ave El Conquistador. Continue on Ave El Conquistador to PR 987, Carr Cabezas. Turn left on Carr Cabezas and continue to Seven Seas Beach.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin
Photos courtesy of Alan Dworkin. More Seven Seas Beach photos on Flickr.