Just be careful on big swells and at low tide.
you can park in a guarded area most of the time, then walk down the pathway, between mango trees and howler monkeys, to the white sand beach of Playa Negra.
Where to surf
Sandy Beach, where you can swim and also get rides on some swells, is south of the main reef break directly in front of Hotel Playa Negra. It breaks at all tides,