About 30 miles east of San Juan, in a little town called Fajardo, there’s a beautiful beach called “Seven Seas”. And it’s not just any beach. It’s actually a “blue flag” beach (see our first post about Puerto Rico’s Blue Flag Beaches) and it’s one of the nicest beaches in the eastern part of the Island.
Puerto Rico is a tropical island and an archipelago. So the fact is that it’s surrounded by water. But that doesn’t mean that every beach in Puerto Rico has been created equal. Actually, Puerto Rico’s most wonderful beaches are on its north and western coasts, as well as in the island municipalities of Vieques and Culebra.
Seven Seas is a wonderful beach. The water is crystal clear, the sand is a light tan color and the surf is almost inexistent. This makes it one of the best beaches in the Caribbean —and in the world— for snorkeling or just kicking back and relaxing.
It also has all the amenities that come with a blue flag beach, like: ample parking, showers, restrooms, lifeguards, safety buoys, concession stands, gazebos recycling bins, blue flag signage and written material.
Right next to Seven Seas there’s a camping area where you can park your Winnebago and spend as long as you like in this island paradise.
Now, here’s a words of advise. On the easternmost end of the beach the bottom can get a little rocky. And where there are rocks there are sea urchins. So watch your step.
And speaking of “to the east of Seven Seas”, about a quarter mile down road 987, on your left hand side, is the Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve, a 438 acre park dedicated to the care and preservation of many of Puerto Rico’s natural treasures (see our separate article about Las Cabezas de San Juan).
If you planning a day trip to the Fajardo area the perfect combination might be a morning at Las Cabezas de San Juan and an afternoon at Seven Seas Beach. If you like this idea call ahead for reservations at Las Cabezas de San Juan.
Like all beaches in Puerto Rico admission to Seven Seas is free, but you will need to pay for parking, lockers and showers.