La Plata Beach
Vieques, Puerto Rico
La Plata Beach is located in the eastern area of the island and belongs to the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. The sand on this beach is white and the water is turquoise blue, perfect for snorkeling, swimming, spending a day with the family or catching some sun.
Despite its beauty, it is rarely visited. This is a beach that you can be the first to arrive and claim the entire beach as your own!
This beach is one of the few beaches on Vieques with soft, white sand and clear blue water, surrounded by rocks and green hills. Seagrass tends to wash up at the western end of the beach. When the water hits the shore, the sand glows.
At either end of the beach you will get the best snorkeling “scuba” along the rocks, so be sure to bring your snorkeling gear.
La Plata Beach is truly a hidden gem. Around some rocks to the east is Platita Beach, another small beach.
To get to this beach it is advisable to drive a 4 × 4 vehicle. The beach has no sanitary facilities, no food kiosks.