Playa Crashboat
Playa Crashboat
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Jump off the pier into the turquoise waters at Playa Crashboat—the calm waters are home to an array of marine life, perfect for snorkeling and diving. Hop on a banana boat for a thrilling ride around the beach, then hit the food trucks around the pier for a pina colada and casual Puerto Rican fare. Later in the day, walk to the lookout to watch the sunset. You'll find picnic tables but no showers or toilet facilities. Both paid and free parking is limited, so be sure to arrive early. Or consider visiting along a tour of west Puerto Rico. – Tripadvisor
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  • Molly
    Minneapolis, Minnesota14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views and a sandy beach
    Beautiful beach with lots of space and many food/drink vendors. We visited on a weekday, when the crowds are much smaller. Parking was easy (because it wasn’t very busy) and the walk to the beach is accessible. There are wheelchair-accessible ramps over the sand for those who need them. You’ll find that on the “furthest” beach on the access road, near all the vendor trucks. There was a stand for renting umbrellas and chairs, but I’m not sure how expensive it is. There are a few shady spots and picnic tables under the trees to give yourself a break from the sun. Watch the reports for riptides and be careful if you’re swimming near the dock. The current can be extra dangerous around the concrete pylons.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 10, 2023
  • Dos123456
    64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun beach!
    Amazing beach! Great sand, beautiful surrounding hills, and water that is calm enough to swim in (a few waves but not large ones). We arrived at 8am when the beach was calm and quiet, and later on it becomes a fun atmosphere full of locals with music and food stands. The food stands opened at around 11am and the car parks (3 different ones right near the sand) were easy to access (didn't become full until around 11am-12pm on a Saturday). The drive down is a little windy but a well maintained road. There are no public restrooms, but one restaurant has restrooms you can use and buying a drink there was $1.50 so definitely worth doing that. The pina coladas at the end kiosk were great - $5 without rum, $10 with, the pinchos stand is really yummy ($4 for chicken, $10 for fish), and coconut water for $4. You can get a shaded spot if you arrive early, otherwise can rent umbrellas. One of the best beaches we visited in terms of food, parking, atmosphere, water, surrounding beauty.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 19, 2023
  • John S
    Blairstown, New Jersey19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beach
    Great beach get early like 930-10 free parking don't let locals try and charge you!! There is no bathroom except in the bar that charged $25 for 2 pina coladas... water super clean rough waves occasionally sand clean!!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 20, 2023
  • Green-eyed-mama
    Dickson, Tennessee73 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for snorkeling
    Awesome beach for snorkeling. We saw fish, crabs, and corals. Water was gorgeous. There is a wheelchair path. Food kiosks and drinks lined the parking area/beach. There were caves in the rock cliffs. There are no bathrooms or showers; those buildings were either locked or broken/missing. Get there early to get a parking spot.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 21, 2023
  • Ingatnyc
    8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing, Beautiful and Clean Beach!
    Beautiful, Amazing Beach! There is a lot of space to be alone or in the center of it all—great vendors are selling food, hats, and drinks. You can also rent a jet ski and there's a restaurant on site. The on-site DJ mentioned showers and a bathroom but I didn't see them. Parking fills up quickly.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 14, 2023
  • Loyda Elena
    San Antonio, Texas32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best beach on island!
    The BEST beach on the island! Vibe is amazing, water is clear like a swimming pool and so much to do in just one location. From the jet skis, banana boat rides and ice cream guy who walks up and down the beach, this place is amazing. Word to wise, you will want to get there early to get good parking and beach real estate. It can get crowded, especially on weekends.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 3, 2023
  • Angela S
    Lamar, Missouri30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Popular for a Reason
    It's an absolutely gorgeous beach, but very popular. There will be people. Lots of people. The water was pristine and clear. Do yourself a favor and take a snorkel mask so you can look at all the fish that hang out under the pier. There are food vendors, chair and umbrella rentals, and jet ski rentals. We arrived around 10am and it was already starting to fill up. Get there early to scope out your space for the day.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 12, 2023
  • AtotheRuiz1984
    88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful time at the beach
    We arrived early - about 10 am. There was still parking in the not paid lot. But when we left there were cars all along the roads- so get there early! (Recommended). You can rent a sun unmbrella for $20 ish and a chair for $5/ each. For $30 we had shade all day til 4pm. The water is amazing and there are no little rocks when you try to get it so it is very nice shoreline. There are things r buy to eat and drink and there are things to rent like canoes,kayaks, banana boat rides, and jet skis. We did none of this— we just sat on the beach and went in the water and it was an amazing time. Plus a big iguana we named Fred came to see us.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Episkunov
    Garfield, New Jersey160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    LOVE THIS PLACE!!
    Awesome! Must visit BUT go early so you can find parking. We got there at 10am on a Tuesday (it was a holiday) and parking was completely full. Had to park up the road. So if you don’t get there early you will have to park up the road and it can be a bit steep. Note: stay away from the areas with yellow lines. You will get a parking ticket. This place was lots of fun. Kids will have a blast too. Water is so clean and clear, the beach too is clean. Everyone did a great job keeping track of their trash. So being garbage bags. If you don’t have an umbrella or chairs they have rentals there, chairs are $10 each and umbrella $20. They do require your government ID (ie: drivers license) and will hold it until you return to get it. Locals brought grills but there are food trucks there with great skewers, empanadas, and drinks (alcohol and no -alcoholic). Cash only and reasonable prices. (ie: one vendor had chicken or pork $4 / shrimp $5. The beverage vendor had piña colada without alcohol $6 (red cup) and lemonade large for $8 bother we’re delicious). NOTE: umbrella/chair rentals and food trucks are on the far right of the beach. Bathroom - there weren’t any or they were closed. The restaurant behind the food trucks can be used but they require you to buy two drinks. Not sure if it’s each time but I would assume so. How this helps.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Cheritza M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clear water and safe to swim
    Beautiful 😍 beach with clear water and amazing scenery. The water looks gorgeous with different shades of blues and very clean. You can see your body inside the water, little fishes, and the sand you're standing on. You just have to be careful if you want to cross or climb your way to the secluded patches by the rocks because the waves are stronger there. Otherwise, the waves are mild and safe to swim or just chill in the water. The place has a few kiosks with finger food like chicken, steak, fish and pork kabobs, natural fruit juices, and other drinks.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 3, 2024
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Stephanie H
York, PA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This beach is beautiful! We jumped off the pier into a school of tropical fish. The sand is soft and the water was calm and clear on the 2 days we were there. We rented umbrellas and they do a great job securely placing those. The food trucks did not disappoint. There was a DJ one day.
Written February 23, 2024
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Tracy F
660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
If your ever on the West Coast of Puerto Rico? You must visit the beach called Crash boat. A very quiet beach with beautiful sand and a long dock. There is clear beautiful water to swim in and the people respect your privacy. The only real challenge is parking (which is available) but first come first serve.
Written February 20, 2024
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Cindy B
Victoria, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Beautiful calm and protected cove to spend the day. Snack a d knick knack vendors on beach but not busy. Parking is very busy, arrive early.
Written February 11, 2024
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Tina H
36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Of all the beautiful beaches we stopped at on our tour of Puerto Rico, this was nowhere near the top. It was a busy weekend and parking was challenging. The beach was young and happening, but didn't offer the surrounding beauty of other beaches. It's also very short, so doesn't offer walking. Does have food kioskos, porta potties, chair/umbrella rentals.
Written February 5, 2024
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beagle33
Sarasota, FL9,485 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was a very nice beach. The water was warm, clear and calm. It was beautiful. There are lots of food vendors there (though they are all selling the same thing). The only thing we never found was the bathroom if they had one. We went on a Monday so I'm not sure if they were locked or what.
Written January 28, 2024
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Cheritza M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Beautiful 😍 beach with clear water and amazing scenery. The water looks gorgeous with different shades of blues and very clean. You can see your body inside the water, little fishes, and the sand you're standing on. You just have to be careful if you want to cross or climb your way to the secluded patches by the rocks because the waves are stronger there. Otherwise, the waves are mild and safe to swim or just chill in the water. The place has a few kiosks with finger food like chicken, steak, fish and pork kabobs, natural fruit juices, and other drinks.
Written January 3, 2024
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happydiver5
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We went to Crash Boat Beach. It was beautiful! We rented snorkeling equipment, but the snorkels leaked. When I turned them in, he explained they have a filter and sand gets in it and it leaks. We went on the banana boat ride and when they took us out away from the beach, they sped up and made a sharp turn, flipping us over the wake. It was too fast and I hit hard. I ended up with dizziness and vomiting. I went to the doctor when I got home and he said I had a concussion.

I still enjoyed the beach. The snorkeling was great.
Written August 7, 2023
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Episkunov
Garfield, NJ160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Awesome! Must visit BUT go early so you can find parking. We got there at 10am on a Tuesday (it was a holiday) and parking was completely full. Had to park up the road. So if you don’t get there early you will have to park up the road and it can be a bit steep. Note: stay away from the areas with yellow lines. You will get a parking ticket.

This place was lots of fun. Kids will have a blast too. Water is so clean and clear, the beach too is clean. Everyone did a great job keeping track of their trash. So being garbage bags.

If you don’t have an umbrella or chairs they have rentals there, chairs are $10 each and umbrella $20. They do require your government ID (ie: drivers license) and will hold it until you return to get it.

Locals brought grills but there are food trucks there with great skewers, empanadas, and drinks (alcohol and no -alcoholic). Cash only and reasonable prices. (ie: one vendor had chicken or pork $4 / shrimp $5. The beverage vendor had piña colada without alcohol $6 (red cup) and lemonade large for $8 bother we’re delicious).

NOTE: umbrella/chair rentals and food trucks are on the far right of the beach.

Bathroom - there weren’t any or they were closed. The restaurant behind the food trucks can be used but they require you to buy two drinks. Not sure if it’s each time but I would assume so.

How this helps.
Written July 25, 2023
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AtotheRuiz1984
88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We arrived early - about 10 am. There was still parking in the not paid lot. But when we left there were cars all along the roads- so get there early! (Recommended). You can rent a sun unmbrella for $20 ish and a chair for $5/ each. For $30 we had shade all day til 4pm. The water is amazing and there are no little rocks when you try to get it so it is very nice shoreline. There are things r buy to eat and drink and there are things to rent like canoes,kayaks, banana boat rides, and jet skis. We did none of this— we just sat on the beach and went in the water and it was an amazing time. Plus a big iguana we named Fred came to see us.
Written June 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Stormchaser69
Fresh Meadows, NY75 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We went with a family of 8 on a Tuesday. The beach is beautiful and they conveniently rent chairs and umbrellas ($5 a chair, $20 umbrella, cash or venmo only).
They have food and drink vendors .
Those are the positives.

THEY DO NOT HAVE WORKING PUBLIC BATHROOMS!
Even the restaurant claims their toilets are clogged .

The beach was very crowded, so assume we were swimming in an ocean of pee.
Would not go back for that reason.
Find a quieter beach with bathroom facilities
Written June 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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