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Seven Seas Beach in Fajardo – Fun in the Sun!

Posted on May 17th, 2007 by • Updated on Jan 3rd, 2013

Seven Seas BeachUpdate 1/13 (from a comment below)- Again- here is a case where a beautiful nature resource has gone to waste. It used to be that Seven Seas Beach, located in Fajardo on the northeast corner of the island, was a gem of a beach. But it now again lacks the care it needs to be a real beauty. Don’t get me wrong, it is still a beautiful vista, but it just isn’t a great clean, sandy beach experience. It is a Balneario, so it has gated parking, facilities, and lifeguards and since 2007, it has been awarded the Blue Flag label. I am not sure how it keeps getting this award because this beach is not maintained, the showers and bathrooms need cleaning and repair. It is a shame.

Seven Seas is a lovely, small, crescent-shaped beach, with soft sand and almond and palm trees that provide some protection from the sun. The views are fantastic, just beautiful to look out at the water and see the lighthouse in the distance. Water is blue and beautiful. There is a coral reef some distance from the beach, making a natural wave break. This makes for a nice protected beach, with calm waters that the whole family can enjoy. When the balneario is “open”, there should be lifeguards on duty, usually from 9:00am to 5:00pm , to help you have a safe, fun day at this beach. On big problem lately is that the sand is not raked clean of natural debris that falls from the trees and washes up from the ocean, so it is now covered with seaweed and leaves. You need to clear it away to have a nice sandy area to set your towel out.

Seven Seas is a nice beach, and in the winter you may be one of the few people there. This is a real plus! It can get more crowded in the summer months, as it is very popular with the locals. Currently, there is no food kiosks available.


Because the the water is usually calm here, I think this is a good spot to learn to snorkel. There’s a tiny reef to the far right (facing the water) that supports a number of fishes to watch while snorkeling. Before the reef is a sea-grass area that you can see all sorts of creatures- like sea cucumbers and conch. Another good spot to snorkel is to go to the far left (facing the water), near the "end of beach" sign. Look for the rocks. It’s shallow there and there are some coral formations. It is not great snorkeling, but it is something to look at while you are learning your technique. These areas are not in the lifeguarded area, so do so at your own risk.

This beach has restrooms and shower facilities, (note: on a number of recent trips (11/08,1/09,11/10,2/11, 8/12), most of the bathrooms and showers were not operational). A couple sinks had water, only a few toilets flushed. None of the showers at the bathroom area were operational, but some by the picnic shelters work.

Friendly mounted police at Seven SeasThis beach has picnic shelters, and camping is allowed (with a permit). Both of these need to be arranged prior to arrival. There is a small fee for both. But one nice benefit of having these facilities is that the beach is also guarded by the local police force, usually mounted or on ATV. These Policemen are very friendly and will sometimes talk to the kids and let them on the horses. My niece loved it and learned the that the Spanish word for horse is “caballo”. We have not seen police patrols on recent trips, but the lifeguards and other beach workers were around.

The balneario is open certain days and times, but since all beaches in PR are public, you can use the beach (without facilities) any day by just parking along the road and walking in. Just park along the road and walk in through the opening in the fence.

Parking is $5.00 plus 7% tax. Campsites are about $10.00 per night, minimum 2 nights.

The balneario is officially open Wed- Sun, from 8:30am to 5:00pm (Sept- Mar). In Summer (April-Aug) they are open 7 days a week and are open 8:30am to 6pm .

Call 787.863.8180 for information. Call the Parques Nationales at 787.622.5200 to get a campsite permit.

From Route 3 in Fajardo, take Route 194. After you pass El Conquistidor Resort, 194 becomes Route 987. Continue on 987 until you see Seven Seas Beach on your left.

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  1. I visited this beach on 3-26-08. The beach itself was very nice and clean. I had a great time…until it was time to leave. As I opened my car door, the entrance ticket I received when I paid the $4 fee blew out of my window and into the parking lot. I could not find it anywhere. Not thinking it was a big deal, I went to the exit. The person working at the entrance and exit almost had a melt down over me losing this ticket. I would have to fill out some forms, give my driver license, and pay ANOTHER $4 just to get out. I was basically being held hostage. I reversed the car and drove through the parking lot for 30 minutes looking for that ticket. Could not find it ANYWHERE… so I went back and paid ANOTHER $4 and she copied my driver license. I am still not sure why it was such a big deal and why I had to pay another $4 to get out when the same person was working and remembered me… I am now afraid I might end up on some “MOST WANTED” list somewhere.

  2. I think the reason they ask for your ticket upon exit is a security measure. It’s conceivable that someone could walk into the parking lot and steal your car (not that I’m implying that there are car-theft problems at that beach).

    If you have the ticket with you on the beach then the thief obviously wouldn’t have your ticket. That could be why they took down all of your information.

    Now, why they made you pay an additional $4 to get out makes no sense … you couldn’t have gotten in without paying initially!

  3. This is my little secret, please keep it that way! I lived in Puerto Rico all my life, unfortunately had to move at the age of 13 to the US. The one beach that left an impression on me at a young age and STILL to this day is ‘Seven Seas’! It is beautiful and clean and peaceful. One day I will return and the first beach out all my old friends I will say Hello to Again will most definitely be my Secret ‘Seven Seas in Fajardo’!

  4. Thank you so much for all of the information. It’s great to get some inside scoop on where to go and where to eat and what to do – I am always trying to find something that not everyone with a Fodor’s guide is doing!
    Thanks…

  5. Seven Seas is a great place and please, don’t tell anyone about it. During the “winter months” no one ever goes there. But, if you are in San Juan without a car, take the bus East on Ashford Ave. headed to Luiza and Pinones. Get off at the Baleanerio (public beach) just past the Courtyard by Marriott. It is the most deserted beach in the metro area.

  6. Just visited 5/27/11. This beach is in horrible condition now, trash and litter everywhere. The beach is also full of huge rocks buried halfway in the sand. I do not recommend going.

  7. We visited today and agree that while the water is a beautiful color, the beach is not pleasant. There is debris/litter on the sand and hidden rocks under the shallow twater. The bathrooms were open but in poor shape. The showers outside the bathroom block did not work. There was an attendant in the car park to collect our $5.35, but no other staff or facilities.

  8. Be careful if you visit the beach when it is “closed”. This January, my husband and I were walking on the path in the mangrove swamp between Seven Seas Beach and Playa Colora when we were robbed at gunpoint by a masked gunman. He took our backpacks (money, credit cards, cell phones, room key, car key). He didn’t harm us but it was still a very upsetting experience as you might imagine. Partly our fault for visiting when the beach was closed but we had been there 2 years before and never thought anything about it. Also our fault for having all that “stuff” with us. Anyway, beware!

  9. That is very sad/troubling news. Though going on a day the beach was closed may have been a factor, I assume this masked gunman was probably watching for unsuspecting visitors to go into a secluded place, so he could meet up with them and rob them. The trail is not used so often, so even on a regular beach day, it is generally secluded. Thanks for the heads up.

  10. You’re welcome. I wanted everyone to be aware and to be careful!

  11. Is it possible to so a self tour/visit of the Bio Bay from this beach?

  12. Not from this beach. If you have your own kayak, you can launch it from Las Croabas and enter the lagoon from there. But you need to know the route (or follow a tour, which will make them very annoyed). They don’t like flashlights, so glow sticks would help a bit. There is no way to walk to the bay without a tour.

  13. Does anyone know if there have been any more robberies on this beach since we were robbed in January 2013?

  14. Alice, we have not heard of any, but I don’t assume that means none have happened. As you know it is a pretty remote trail. But if it happened a lot, I think we would hear about it.

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