Sandy Beach
Sandy Beach
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Margarita B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
This eco tour was amazing! Beautiful sights all the way through. The tour guides Jose & Omar were very friendly and helpful and very well educated about the waters and caves. I 100% recommend this tour for anyone who is wanting to try it.
Written 6 August 2021
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Lisa O
Poway, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
We enjoyed this beach very much. The waves were great and not too strong. My husband and 11 year old son body surfed most of the day. The beach sand was nice and no rocks. Our belongings felt safe on the beach when we were swimming. After swimming we walked to Tamboo and had drinks and a nice meal.
Written 28 March 2022
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May_EXL
Winnipeg, Canada1,028 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Another beautiful beach in Rincon. No resorts or manicured beach here. No entrance fee & not a crowded beach. Good for swimming on shallow end, surfing, boogie boarding, beach walking, picnics and more. If you like sea glass, you can find it on Sandy Beach. No bathrooms and shower areas. Although there’s no restaurants on the beach, we had seen coffee shops, gift shops and restaurants along the road. There’s a store to rent non-motorized water equipment like boogie boards by the entrance in the parking lot.
Written 31 July 2020
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Jessica F
St. Pete Beach, FL15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
Visited this beach twice during our visit to Rincon. Beautiful setting, supposed to be good for sea glass hunting. The waves were too large for this, but was still a beautiful beach which I plan to visit again. Homes/condos on this beach are beautiful.
Written 23 March 2021
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Brian B
Minnetonka, MN45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
Family of five (20, 18, 14) loved this beach! We went to Marina, Domes and Steps and Sandy was the best by far. Great food and bar on the beach. Chair, board and umbrella rental shop, very reasonably priced. Strong current with great waves. We will be coming back to Rincon because of Sandy Beach. Plenty of room to spread out, no vendors, and great sun all day long in late December. A must if you are in the area.
Written 3 January 2015
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Shelby W
selah, wa562 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
We stayed in Rincon for 4 days and visited this beach each day and we were often the only ones! The surf was too strong for basic swimming but it was fun to just play in the waves which were often over 6ft. We collected lots of shells and sea glass on this beach. There is an excellent bar/restaurant called Tamboo at the west end of the beach which was just voted #1 bar in the Caribbean! Amazing food and very reasonably priced. Parking is off street but very safe.
Written 20 February 2018
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Jacob4
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Family
Sandy Beach is an exciting place (rated one of the world's sexiest beaches this year). Early mornings the surf is often calm and great for snorkeling and swimming. It's also good for surfing and body-boarding. Or take a long walk north to collect shells along the beach toward River mouth or south toward Domes and Maria's. Breakfast is served at nearby restaurants. Later in the day, more visitors come for the sun and waves -- when surf is up. Tamboo has great food, especially the fish sandwiches. After a frequent afternoon rain (summer) it cools down and is a beautiful place to watch the sun set near Desecheo Island. There are rental villas, apartments, and rooms available within walking distance of Sandy Beach. With a dozen places to eat, a few shops for beachwear, and even rent surfboards and diving gear, you won't really need to leave the beach!
Written 20 July 2013
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Will C
Portland, OR25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Couples
Sandy Beach is the best beach to hang out at if you're just looking to relax in Rincon. It has the most sand real estate to lie out/walk on, which seems obvious, but many of the beaches don't have a lot of sandy space. At the south end of the beach is Tamboo, a great beach bar with a brand new shaded deck and increasingly good and affordable food (Very good the last time I went in Dec 2012 - the fish wrap was a favorite). It is also great for walking as you can walk miles up and down the sandy shore.

The beach offers a variety of vendors renting surf boards, chaise lounges and umbrellas, boogie boards and other items. The prices are fair, but you can definitely strike a deal if you haggle a bit. My girlfriend and I rented two chaise and an umbrella for the entire day for $15, down from $25.

The one caution about Sandy Beach is the rip current. All Rincon beaches have varying degrees of undertow that should be taken seriously, but Sandy Beach seems to have one of the stronger and more consistent ones. Do not take this lightly especially if you have children - there is no lifeguard at this beach.

As long as you're safe and smart and don't get too far from shore, Sandy Beach is a great spot to lay out, swim, body surf and generally let the stress of life melt away. A couple world famous Tamboo Mojitos never hurt either.
Written 1 January 2013
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NHTraveler03885
Portsmouth, NH98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011
Sandy Beach faces north and can get the full brunt of the surf at times. The beach is rather narrow, but is wide enough that you can spread out and find a spot of your own. On a calm day, there is good body surfing and a sand bar that you can swim (emphasis on the swim) out to, but this is a beach for good swimmers on the best of days. I have seen Sandy when experienced surfers with good equipment were exhausted just getting out to the break, or couldn't get out to it.

SO, be very aware of the conditions and do not go swimming until you check it out. The sand bar moves and there are rip tides, so it's easy to get in trouble; I did, but I'm a strong swimmer and got back to shore. THERE IS NO LIFE GUARD AND HELP IS A LONG TIME COMING! This is true of all Rincon beaches, you are on your own and conditions change from day to day. People do drown here, so be careful!
Written 17 January 2012
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KathyC1
Roselle, IL42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2011
We had a blast on this beach! It is true you have to respect the current here - do not take warnings lightly. We had all been beat up by the waves rolling in and out. In knowing this beforehand, we did take caution and had a fabulous time surfing, swimming and became total addicts in searching for sea glass.
Written 5 April 2011
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