Crash Boat is widely regarded as one of the most popular surfing beaches in Aguadilla, as well as the most photographed owing to the stunning landscape that surrounds it. The beach is not only home to sea shells and a few pieces of driftwood; tourists will also be able to set their sights on fishermen and their old fishing nets.
The name of the beach is said to originate from it being used earlier by the United States Air Force. It served as a small port with a pier where boats would dock to rescue downed airplanes.
There are a few limestone caves located proximate to the beach, and should be visited. Also, the beach’s claim to fame is the fact that it is a popular place for surfing. In fact, it has won two International Surfing Association championships – in 1968 and 1988.
Crash Boat Beach is actually divided into sections - the south section of the beach provides sheltered swimming while the north section offers tourists the chance to indulge in snorkelling. You can also spot a few kayakers in the vicinity.
- Be sure to equip yourself with the appropriate gear before engaging in water sport activities like snorkelling and kayaking.
- Follow the instructions of the guides before embarking on adventure sports.
- Do carry your camera to capture some beautiful shots.
- The beach provides bathrooms for bathing and personal use.
- It also provides parking facilities for visitors.
- You could hire a car from a local transport hiring agency.
- There are buses which can transport you to the beach.
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95% of people who visit Aguadilla include Crash Boat Beach in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
56.18% of people start their Crash Boat Beach visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Crash Boat Beach
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Crash Boat Beach
In the past I would have rated this better but it really took a beating from Hurricane Maria. As of May of 2018, there still hadn’t been any work done to remove the damaged structures. The waters are still very placid and serene and generally a nice beach to hang out at.
Always like to go there. Beautiful beach, clear water but very deep. It is use as a practice site for diving.
Absolutely gorgeous and fantastic views. The ride in is scenic and enjoyable. The beach and water is clean and beautiful. Great place to go if you have some time to hangout before catching your flight as the airport is literally right down the street. Careful though, this place is so beautiful that it's very easy to lose track of time!
A nice far off area. A little piece of paradise with a lovely view. Calm waters and a small pier to jump off Into the water for those adventurous enough.
Beautiful and large beach. It's fun for family and friends' gatherings. And you will find good spots for pictures.