“Middle” seems like such a mundane, humdrum description. Middles Beach on the northwest corner of Puerto Rico, couldn’t be further from that impression. Strength. Power. Vitality. These are much more accurate in portraying this coastal landscape that is a favorite of surfers. Surfing competitions such as The Corona Pro Surf Circuit have taken place at Middles Beach. If you don’t surf, head to Middles for the thrills of watching surfers ride atop walls of liquid glass. Of course, Middles has all the hallmarks of a Puerto Rican beach, soft sand, leaning palms, sparkling waters.
At the east end of Playa Middles, you can sit on a lounge chair and marvel at the scene of ocean waves bursting into foam and spray as they hit rocky outcrops from walls before settling into crags…
becoming waterfalls and small puddles, or moving farther inland to kiss the sand.
Picturesque Pozo Teodoro, just a short walk from Middles, is one of these tidal pools where the rock and water marry into a work of kinetic art.
Although there are no facilities, or piña coladas served on the beach, just down the road at Villa Pesquera or near Jobos you can find refreshment before heading here, or stock up with drinks and snacks at a local gas station. Remember to bring everything you’ll need for the beach, especially sunblock, water bottles, snacks, and to keep your valuables safe from the water and salt spray, have a waterproof bag.
Parking is free though please park at designated areas of the reserve and away from the sand dunes.