Black Sand Beach “Playa Negra (Negrita)”

Vieques, Puerto Rico

Playa Negra (Negrita)
Black Sand Beach / Playa Negra (Negrita)

Black Sand Beach “negrita beach” located in the northern part of Vieques, is a black sand beach that contains tiny particles of lava, a reminder of the volcanic origins of the island millions of years ago. It is one of the most beautiful and hidden beaches on the island.

Due to rough seas, this is considered more of a hiking expedition than a swimming expedition. It is necessary to bring repellent, water and all the necessary items since to get there, you need at least two hours of walking.

You will find beautifully shaped driftwood, rocky cliffs, desert bushes that cover the cliff face. All contrasting with the deep black, its golden sand, turquoise waters and foamy white waves.

Visitors are delighted with this beach, which is undoubtedly one of the three best beaches to visit.

To get to the beach from the Malecón in Esperanza, go west on Highway 996 and turn left onto Highway 201. When you reach the Galleon Gallery sign, pull off the highway and park. Find the bridge on the trail and walk to the dry creek bed below it. Follow the creek bed through thickly wooded forest to the ocean. The beach has no facilities.


Attractions and Services:

  • Beach
  • Diving area
  • Jet ski
  • Walk / hiking
  • Green areas
  • Camping area
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing
  • Kite boarding
  • Paddle surfing
  • Boat ride
  • Watersports

Address and Map:

Physical address:
Black Sand Beach
Vieques, Puerto Rico 00765

High Season (May to August)
Low Season (September to April)


  • The entrance to the beach is free
  • There is enough parking space

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