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15 Best beaches in Jamaica

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Jamaica, Negril beach, Rick’s Cafe
Negril - the best beach in Jamaica. There are several stretches of beach, but the main one is Seven Mile Beach with white sand. / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (156 votes)

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Jamaica, Lime Cay island, beach
Lime Cay is a tiny "paradise" island near Kingston - the capital of Jamaica. The beach is very good - with white sand and good entry into the water. However, there are no palms, - just trees. The snorkelling around the island is great. On the weekends there are always a lot of locals. / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (25 votes)
Jamaica, Ocho Rios, Bamboo beach
Bamboo (Bamboo Beach Club) is a private beach on the north of Jamaica. It was a great place, when it was Reggae Beach. But as for now, it's dedicated to cruise ships passangers from Ocho Rios, - with a lot of sunbeds, dancers and crowds of elderly tourists. So this is just another soulless tourist attraction. The beach is beautiful, but entry into the water is mostly rocky with sharp corals. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (26 votes)
Jamaica, Montego Bay, Doctor's Cave beach
Montego Bay - the most famous beach in Jamaica. Doctor's Cave Beach is a popular public beach in region. Also, many hotels have their own beach. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (133 votes)
Jamaica, Frenchman's Cove beach
Frenchman's Cove is a tiny beach in Port Antonio district of Jamaica. Lost in the rocks, this piece of sand would hardly attracted much attention, if not the surrounding jungles. In fact, it is the quintessence of the Eden's Garden. However, the swimming is comfortable as well, as the water is usually calm due to the good location in an enclosed bay. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (24 votes)
Jamaica, Port Antonio, Winnifred beach
Winnifred is a public beach to the east of Port Antonio in Jamaica. There are mainly locals on the beach, though it is worth a five star hotel - with white sand, calm water and a lot of trees with great shadow. The beach is free with minimal amenities, - however, foreigners are charged a little fee without any reason. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (9 votes)
Jamaica, Runaway Bay beach, VIP resort
Runaway Bay is a beach area on the northern coast of Jamaica, mainly dominated by luxury hotels operating on "all inclusive" basis. However, in the east end of the settlement there is also public beach. It's pretty good, though hotels' beaches are much better. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (6 votes)
Jamaica, Port Antonio, San San beach
San San is a beach in Port Antonio district of Jamaica. This is rarely visited part of the coast, though it's beautiful with excellent snorkeling. Nobody ever clean up the beach, so sometimes there is a lot of garbage. And after that some strange person charges US$6 entrance fee. There is Pellows island off the coast, which has also its own beach. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (13 votes)
Jamaica, Kingston, Fort Clarence beach
Fort Clarence is the best beach in the surburbs of Kingston, Jamaica. There are a lot of trees with shadow, white sand, nice view to the mountains and a lot of locals - especially on the weekends. On the other hand, the beach is empty during the weekdays. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (30 votes)
Jamaica, Port Antonio, Boston Beach
Boston Beach is a notable surfer beach in the north-east of Jamaica. Despite its location in an enclosed bay, there are often good waves (in all respects). However, swimming conditions are usually quite Ok as well. The beach is popular among locals, thus being a great place unspoiled by the mass tourism. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (22 votes)
Jamaica, Hellshire beach
Hellshire is a popular beach near Kingston - the capital town of Jamaica. In better times it was a great white sand beach, but now it suffers from strong coastal erosion (a little to the north there is another beach without that problems). However, it is still positive place popular among locals. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (22 votes)
Jamaica, Treasure Beach
Treasure Beach is a low key beach area in the south-west of Jamaica. De-facto these are just a few fishing villages with Frenchman's Bay being the most interesting one (not to be confused with Frenchman's Cove). Other villages are Billy's Bay, Calabash Bay and Great Pedro Bay. The beaches are not the best by the standards of Jamaica. This place is good to escape from crowds of popular resorts, and to feel the real Jamaica. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (5 votes)
Jamaica, Alligator Pond, Little Ochie beach
Little Ochie is an iconic seafood restaurant in Alligator Pond town of Jamaica. There is also a nice beach with black sand, but everybody goes here for meals only. Boat-styled huts are original and very cozy. As for the food, it is always fresh and delicious, but you should wait a lot for your order. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (14 votes)
Jamaica, YS Falls
YS Falls is a popular waterfall in the south-west of Jamaica (entrance fee US$17). Of course, this is not quite a beach, but it is possible to swim, and the water is not extremely cold. Local guides will explain the best way to jump into the waterfall, but you'd better not to do it, as it's very dangerous. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (13 votes)
Jamaica, Ocho Rios beach, cruise ship
Ocho Rios - beach in the north of Jamaica island. This place is notable only due to cruise ships terminal. There are also few good beaches nearby: Crab Key beach, Mahogany beach and Bamboo beach. Also there are Dunns River Falls, flowing down directly to the Caribbean sea. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (100 votes)
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[2015-06-05] Ivan

Treasure Beach has dark sand. This is real Jamaica, but not so beautiful as Negril or Montego Bay.


[2015-06-05] User

Have anybody been to Treasure Beach? How is it?


[2015-03-07] Fedor

Glistering Waters is the only place in Jamaica with fluorescent plankton. It's not far from Montego Bay. Best time to visit is night without a moon.


[2015-03-07] olga

Fluorescent lagoon in Jamaica. How is it called?

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