Playa Mar Chiquita
Playa Mar Chiquita
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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jwagnerljl
Goodrich, MI18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Beautiful beach but very dangerous for swimming with small children as there are large waves and a big under tow. If you are a strong swimmer, there is beautiful fish to see snorkeling as the water is crystal clear. There are a few food and drink trucks on the beach.
Written 30 March 2024
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Travis R
Hollywood, FL69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful locals beach. I’d actually say this was almost a mixture of a beach and tide pool. We sat up on the rocks and watched the sunset. We got there about 2pm on a Saturday and it wasn’t very busy. I read reviews about a trash littered parking area but I didn’t notice any trash. I also read reviews about getting in the water and it being to rough to get in and out. I did notice that when getting in closer to the rocks it was allot steeper of a drop off. That made dealing with waves difficult. Entering from the center of the beach area it wasn’t difficult at all. Lastly if you go to the right of the rock formation there is actually a whole beach that was not utilized by anyone so we spent some time there too. I’d recommend anyone to come check it out. The locals I met were very nice as well. I didn’t see any dogs out there either.
Written 10 March 2024
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ilovejewels
Fair Haven, Michigan5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful! A great place to enjoy an afternoon. The rocks around the ocean can be sharp so wear shoes if you wish to explore them.
Written 23 January 2024
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JeanCarlo S
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Great beach water is nice and clear. The only down side is that there is rocks in the entrance of the beach and very big waves.
Written 4 January 2024
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Flyer36082451014
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
I was bitten by one of the stray dogs living at this beach on May 23, 2023. Be careful if you walk in from the road. The dog pack ran toward me barking before I even entered the parking lot.

It is hard to believe after reading all the reviews that no one mentions the pack of stray dogs (approx 8 adult, 4 pups) that were (still are?) living at Mar Chiquita Beach when I visited it. When I went to the local hospital to be treated for the severe wound the doctor said he had treated someone from a dog bite at this beach 2 weeks prior to mine. So carry a big stick. Stay calm and enjoy your time in this beautiful spot.
Written 14 July 2023
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CHTD
Satellite Beach, FL9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
We made a quick day trip from Aguadilla. The swim area was very cool. There was a big swell going on, so it made a big surge of water come through the opening. It was like a full on wave pool. Very fun to swim in. It would also be awesome to swim in when very calm, and the visibility would be better also.
Written 24 March 2023
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Dayna
244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Such a fun little adventure oasis! The enclosed natural wave pool is sizeable with great visibility for snorkeling due to mostly rocky bottom. Entering the water can be tricky as much of the shoreline is rocky cliff/edge-like and slippery, but it is manageable if carefully timed with waves and much easier in my opinion to get out (though I am an active person). There are a couple more mild/gradual entry spots and you can find them usually where people are standing and hanging out. The water is extremely rough and wavy - an adventurist’s delight! Bold swimmers go out to the mouth where it opens and you have front row seats to open waters. Take extreme caution if uncomfortable in water, especially when you can’t stand or if you momentarily get water in your eyes/up your nose, or if you’re a water-timid beginner swimmer. Best part - not only is this a fun beach to sunbathe and snorkel, but the rocky cliffs are fun to explore and hike on to get closer to the open ocean. Take caution here as well in areas where swells suddenly appear, if unprepared and an unexpected big one comes crashing, it could throw you off balance. Definitely need secure shoes - best sneakers, second best water shoes and sandals at your own risk. Walking farther away will get you to caves and other areas to explore. There is another beach at Mar Chiquita to the east of the natural pool that is more open to ocean and just as choppy. I saw some snorkelers with floaties/flags to locate them in the water. I will continue to come back to this paradise!
Written 28 January 2023
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Juan B
Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Great day, great weather, beautiful beach. Wave motion tough at the edge but not bad further in. Find the entry spots without rocks for easiest wading into water. Kids had a great time @ the side tide pool. Beach was mostly clean. Some glass here and there.
Written 1 January 2023
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Rob B
397 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Great to look at but NOT swimmable. Trash everywhere in the lead up to the beach and in the smelly parking area. It's great to look at but even the waking is difficult as the sand is very steep and soft as you sink up to your shins.
Written 28 December 2022
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Andres72423
Bridgeport, CT4,768 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
A very nice beach off the beaten path. The beach has an unmarked parking area. We went during the week so parking was not an issue; I would imagine on the weekends it may be a bit more complicated. Once at the beach you should have your own snacks and beverages because I did not see anyone or anywhere where you could get something to eat or drink.
The beach itself is nice, you need to bring your own chairs and umbrellas because they are only a few shaded spots. The beach has rocks and coral all around it, there is a small opening which allows water into the inlet. The water is crystal clean, you can see your toes when in it. Unfortunately the beach has many rocks which makes it difficult to walk in and swim. They have a few areas where you can walk in without having to navigate the rocks. The rocks are quite slippery so be careful if you decided to walk over them to get to a swimming spot. Overall it was a nice beach but not one of my favorites.
Written 18 August 2022
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