Beaches in Dominica

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When vacationing in the Dominican Republic, something every visitor must experience are the Dominican Republic Beaches. They're one of the unspoiled riches found in the Caribbean, with clear waters and an 800 mile coastline of powdery white sands. The Dominican Republic Beaches have something to offer everyone, whether it's basking in the sun, fun watersports, or just kicking back relaxing and having a picnic. Listed are some of the more popular beach areas that come highly recommended.

Santo Domingo

The capital city of the Dominican Republic offers beaches with calm, shallower waters, perfect for adults and kids to play or swim. Boca Chica is one such beach and probably one of the most popular in all of the country for families.

Northern Shores

One of the northern beaches called Cabarete is a prime windsurfing spot and holds the annual windsurfing competition in June. You'll find steady winds here, perfect the seasoned windsurfer or those just learning.

Punta Cana

Tourists flock to this beach more than any other, probably because it's very close to many of the resorts of the area. You'll find several restaurants along the beachfront too, along with shops, nightclubs and bars. Punta Cana features some of the best scenery and the picturesque views sometimes look like they were taken right off of a postcard.


Called the "Pearl of the South", the region of Barahona is virtually undeveloped making the beaches along this particular coastline even more amazing. You won't find the massive crowds here either since there are not many businesses in the area. There are a couple of beach resorts, but they are more exclusive and this too helps cut down on the touristy type traffic.

Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata is a quaint colonial town located along one of the Dominican Republic's coastlines. It's also one of the island's most attractive beach destinations. Sands here like around most of the island are very soft and white, almost like sugar. The clear blue waters feature a beautiful coral reef abundant with marine life and perfect for snorkeling or diving. There are a few beachfront accommodations here as well and most are reasonably priced to fit any type of budget.

Guarapito and Sosúa

East of Puerto Plata are some secluded beach areas that are more defined as fishing villages with beautiful beachfronts. Guarapito is a relaxing area away from the hustle and bustle of tourists where you can really enjoy the sunshine and serenity. Sosúa is a tiny fishing village on the island and although there is really not much here by way of activities, dining or accommodations, they do have some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

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