Playa Ocean Park

Top choice beach in San Juan & Around

Image by Bailey Freeman Lonely Planet

Ocean Park’s lesser fame is its hidden blessing. Fronted by leafy residential streets and embellished by B&Bs, its wide sweep of fine, diamond-dust sand is protected by offshore reefs and caressed by cooling seasonal trade winds. The neighborhood's namesake beach is perfectly tranquil, yet open to all: just pick a road through the low-rise gated community and follow it toward the water.