Pools Beach: Located at the western end of the Puntas beach area – this is the first beach you find if you turn down the hill at the Puntas Bakery on Route #413. A favorite choice for families with children, Pools Beach offers a fairly calm protected area for swimming and plenty of space for playing in the sand. Snorkeling is very good at Pools Beach.
To get to the beach, you’ll have to climb down a small incline without any steps or pavement. Once you reach the beach, you’ll see a path to the left where you can hike to Spanish Steps and eventually ’round the corner’ to Domes Beach. To the right, there is a rocky point that separates Pools Beach from Sandy Beach. This is known as Siete Barrasos. According to local folklore, Cofresi the Pirate made seven marks on a rock outcropping that looks like the island of Puerto Rico. This is supposed to indicate the seven places around the island where he buried his pirate treasure. Pools Beach has no public facilities or shops.