This beach is right next to Punta del Este city centre, and is easily accessible via the coastline promenade, which reduced the dimensions of the beach when it was constructed. There isn’t a lot of sand, and the water is deep; despite this, it is still the busiest beach in the city, so be careful to watch out for swimmers. The beach is in a cove with rocks at each end, and there are the remnants of a shipwreck right in the middle. It can bring potent waves, left and right, up to seven feet (two meters) tall.
The optimum wind blows from the south, southwest, west, and west-northwest. The optimum swell direction is east and east-southeast. The beach has a sandy bottom except for the rocks on the right side, called La Virgen, where the bottom is rocky and the currents very strong, making it ideal only for experts.