Playa Cosón starts just beyond Punta Bonita and is a long, wonderful stretch of nearly white sand and probably the best beach close to the town of Las Terrenas. It’s also your beach walk path to a very nice and simple “feet in the sand” restaurant. It’s straight at the beach.
The place is called Luis Parrillada, a bit more than an hour of walking along the beach or 45 minutes* of stand-up-paddling to reach it. Luis is a simple restaurant on the beach. Wooden tables hastily put together, plastic tablecloth and as a bonus, the slowest service in town ;-). If you decide to sample this place, put aside a good four hours including the walk. It’s a great location. You’re sitting under palm trees, no cars, no motorbikes. You enjoy a drink. You stroll back to the “fish counter” to choose the fish and/or the lobster you would like to be grilled for you and you wait until it arrives with a couple of side dishes. We typically skip the salad… We find Luis charming, although not for everybody, and we also enjoy the digestif walk back home.
Another similar but much smaller and less touristy place is Donde Valerio. We very much like this option as well.
Both restaurants can also be reached by car. We use the car on lazy or rainy days and at night. Last time, two of us went by stand-up paddle, a small group on foot and the others by car.
Don’t miss that beach walk. It’s a fine exercise on a sandy stretch between palm trees and the ocean – beautiful.