BAYAHIBE PUBLIC BEACH
The public beach of Bayahibe is about 10 minute walking from Altea hotel and borders the beach of the Dreams La Romana resort (don't be fooled by the name, it is located in Bayahibe). Walking to reach this beach, you will see practically the entire town, including the many and varied restaurants where you can find local and international food, shops and excursion companies. On this beach you will find sun loungers, hammocks and umbrellas available for rent, as well as several restaurants serving typical Dominican food, very convenient to have drinks and food during the day on the beach. We recommend trying the fried fish: it is delicious and very characteristic of the place.
On Sundays this beach is very crowded, as Dominican families (which tend to be very large) love to go out to relax and cook their food with their feet in the sand.
This beach is near the port of Bayahibe, but the swimming area is safe and the boats are kept at a safe distance. The seabed is sandy, with few rocks here and there. Some prefer to wear rubber shoes, but it is not necessary. On the best days the water is crystal clear and calm, but depending on the weather, wind, rain, and currents, it can turn cloudy. Like the entire Bayahibe bay, wave formation is very rare. From here you will have a total view of the bay and the port, with all the catamarans and boats moored.
With a bit of luck, you might even find a few starfish on the sandy bottom. We kindly ask you not to take them out of the water because, like all fishes, they cannot breathe. However, if you are lucky enough to find them, come and look at them. They are wonderful. There is a small reef where you may see some fish, but we do not recommend it as a dive site.
There are no lifeguards on this beach. There are many trees that provide their shade, ideal for resting when the heat of the sun rises in the middle of the day.
The beach is also accessible by car; parking is just behind the restaurants. If you decide to reach it on foot, it is best to simply follow the coast.