Jamaica’s Best Beaches


Jamaica is a big island with a natural beauty that is so stunning; it will take your breath away. The island is known for its music and many magnificent attractions. And one of the island’s top beauties is its pristine beaches. Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica boasts hundreds of miles of coastline, as such you will find a number of great beaches for you to explore on your trip. Some of Jamaica’s best beaches are located in the big resort areas of Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, and Negril. You will also find great sand, surf, and sea in more overlooked destinations like Portland, St. Mary, St. Catherine and St. Elizabeth.

Jamaica beach

When you visit the island, you will be able to choose from golden and white-sand beaches to those with exotic black sands. The island’s popular beaches also offer ample opportunities for fun in the sun. So, no matter, what kind of activities or pursuits you enjoy, you are certain to find a beach that will be delightful for adventure, romance or laid-back bliss.

Doctor’s Cave Beach

Located on Jamaica’s west coast, Doctor’s Cave Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Jamaica and has been that way for nearly a century. The beach is 200 m long and features near-white sand. Doctor’s Cave beach has gentle waves all year-round and the waters of the beach are fed by crystal clear mineral springs. The beach is fringed by trees and is an excellent spot to enjoy some fun in the sun. Doctor’s Cave Beach also boasts some wonderful facilities for you to take advantage of including a bar, restaurant, well-appointed changing rooms and showers.

Doctor's Cave Beach

Puerto Seco Beach

Puerto Seco Beach is one of the most popular beaches along the north coast. Located in the town of Discovery Bay near Ocho Rios, Puerto Seco is a real charmer and is one of the best spots to enjoy the Jamaican culture. Puerto Seco is one of the most appealing spots for visitors, as it is truly magnificent and beautiful. This beach is also a favorite for the locals as well. Puerto Seco has some of the best water without any trace of vegetation, and it is remarkable shallow, which makes it a very friendly spot for families with children. The beach is also a great place for snorkeling, swimming, and other water based activities.


Blue Lagoon Beach

As one of the most beautiful beaches in Jamaica, the Blue Lagoon is a secluded beach that is known for its striking mystical blue color. This gorgeous Jamaican beach is fed by fresh water from the underground streams and the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. When you spend a day at this hot spot, you will get to enjoy swimming and diving. As the angle of the sun changes on the day you visit, you will also get to see the hue of the lagoon change from turquoise to sapphire to deep blue, which is nothing short of magnificent.


Seven Mile Beach

Settled on the western coastline of Jamaica, Negril is home to one of the island’s finest beaches and a top hippie hang-out in the 1960s, the Seven Mile Beach. Seven Mile Beach is characterized by a free spirit atmosphere, golden sands and a secluded setting that is still as beautiful as ever. When you visit this beach, you will have the opportunity to enjoy snorkeling, parasailing, nude sunbathing along with a variety of water sports. You will also be able to enjoy cliff jumping in the turquoise sea as well as live reggae music in the night.


James Bond Beach

Located just 20 minutes outside the hustle and bustle of Ocho Rios, James Bond Beach is a spectacular beach in St. Mary. This beautiful beach is surrounded by crystal-clear water on three sides and the lush mountains which rolls straight into the sea. James Bond Beach is well-known for its fabulous views, heavenly tropical setting and vibrant beach concerts. The beach is also the perfect choice for anyone who wants to enjoy a bit of beach activity while avoiding the crowds. In addition to this, when you visit the beach, you will be able to enjoy the water sports centre, bar and restaurant, which serve delicious fish.


Dunn’s River Falls

Dunn’s River Falls is one of Jamaica’s most prized national treasures. This attraction is the perfect spot for fun and relaxation for the entire family. Located near the resort town of Ocho Rios, Dunn’s River is one of the few rivers in the Caribbean that flows directly into the Caribbean Sea. This remarkable beach boasts an astounding flowing falls that extends for 600 feet, and visitors love to climb. For those who love the sun and sea, Dunn’s River has a beach that is located at the base of the falls. This beach is perfect for swimming, diving and many other water activities.


Fort Clarence Beach

Fort Clarence beach is a well-maintained black sand beach in Portmore St. Catherine. This beach is a popular spot for anyone looking for the perfect mix of natural beauty, fun, sea and culture. Fort Clarence Beach is steeped in history, and its clean shores and pristine waters are its main attractions. The beach is a popular venue for entertainment on the weekends. It is also one of the top beaches for travelers to Kingston and the surrounding area.


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