10 Most Beautiful Beaches In Jamaica

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Found in the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica is a beautiful island nation with charming, eye-catching geography. It’s also the third largest island after Hispaniola and Cuba. Jamaica is a country that is mostly associated with reggae music and Rastafari religion. It also boasts to be the birthplace of some of the best world athletes like Usain Bolt. Due to its tropical climate and attractions such as the Blue Mountain, Dunn’s River Falls, and Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios, makes it a popular tourist destination. From Negril to Ocho Rios, you will encounter some of the world’s best beaches. If you had plans to spend your vacation here, read on to know more about the most beautiful beaches in Jamaica.

1. Ocho Rios Bay Beach

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Also referred to as Turtle Beach, Ocho Rios Bay Beach is by far the largest and most popular beach on the north coast. Ocho Rios serves as a port town and it has a cruise ship harbor. This means that when a ship docks, the area is usually flooding with tourist. Some of them would want to swim and cool off in the clear, blue water of the sea. You will also find several resorts in that area with many of the tourists living there attracted by the beach. Locals also visit the beach to collect seashells and interact with tourists. People come to participate in kayaking and snorkeling among other water sport activities.

Ocho Rios Bay Beach

Address: Jamaica

Website: Ocho Rios Bay Beach

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2. Treasure Beach

Are you looking for a charming quiet place to hide away from all activities of the city and enjoy a relaxing moment? Treasure Beach might be the place you are looking for. Located on Jamaica’s desert south coast, Treasure Beach is a 6-mile (9.66 km) stretch of sandy beaches, private coves, and rugged coastline. People always come here to have fun while swimming, body-surfing, or even snorkeling. You will get a chance to interact with the locals and learn about the vibrant culture. The communities living here are very welcoming and are actively engaged in the sustainable development of their community. The laid back nature and the idyllic scenery of the area make it popular with love birds or people searching for peace and tranquility.

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3. Bloody Bay

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Despite its unattractive name, Bloody Bay beach boasts tranquility and calmness that you’re unlikely to find on the Jamaican beaches. The name Bloody Bay came from the whalers who used to slaughter whales in the shore saturating it with blood. It’s warm, crystal clear, and calm waters are so inviting that you can’t resist the urge to have a swim. The sand on the beach is white and soft with some soothing effect. This beach also attracts people who like water sports like rafting, snorkeling, and kayaking to enjoy some thrilling moments. If you would love to view the sunset, you can catch a sunset cruise and enjoy the romantic experience.

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4. Negril Beach

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Also referred to as Seven Mile Beach, Negril Beach is one of the most exciting and popular beaches in Jamaica. Found on the west coast, the beach boasts a long stretch of white-sand and charming blue waters. The eye-catching scenery of the beach area and the atmosphere typifies a typical tropical climate. Both tourists and locals stream down here to come and experience the rustic and enchanting nature of Negril. With a lot of space to engage in different water sports, many water sports enthusiasts come here to swim, kayak, or just bask in the sun. You may also just relax on a lounge chair sipping coconut water while enjoying fantastic views.

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5. Hellshire Beach

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Situated near Portmore and not far away from Kingston City, Hellshire Beach is a beach that has always been in the hearts of both locals and tourists. Magnificently outlined by the Blue Mountains from a distance, the beach is popular for its delicious fried fish and calm waters which are safe for swimming. Although a large portion is covered with white sand, there are also traces of black. During the festive seasons like summer, these crystal clear waters are usually flooding with turning the beach into a beehive of activity. Also, people come down just to enjoy open-air concerts and interact with the locals.

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6. Winnifred Beach

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Located in Portland, Jamaica, is a very popular beach with the locals partly because it’s a free public beach. This is a small paradise for the locals who have food stall selling traditional Jamaican food. Tourists always enjoy the horseback rides or just relax under the shade from the trees nearby to hide from the scorching sun. The beach is usually clean and maintained by the locals for free. It has magnificent coral reefs which attract snorkeling enthusiasts from near and far. Experience the politeness and loving nature of the locals as explore this gorgeous scenery. During the weekends, there are large sound system playing music and spreading the good vibe.

Winnifred Beach

Address: Jamaica

Website: Winnifred Beach

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7. Doctor's Cave Beach

Located in Montego Bay, this is one of the most pristine and safest beaches in Jamaica. Although its name might sound ancient and like a cave inhabited by Homo Habilis, Doctor’s Cave Beach, also known as Doctor’s Cave Bathing Club, is unique for its crystal-clear turquoise waters. Its near-white sand makes it a comfy and calm place to come and hang out. The tranquil waters ensure it is a safe place for people to come and enjoy sports like swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. There are several eateries with locals selling some delicious Jamaican treats. The quiet nature of the beach provides a wonderful atmosphere to come to meditate or just enjoy a nap on one of the chairs.

Doctor's Cave Beach

Address: Montego Bay, Jamaica

Website: Doctor’s Cave Beach

Opening hours: 8:30am - 5:30pm (daily)

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8. Fort Clarence Beach

Located near the capital of Jamaica, Kingston, Fort Clarence Beach is not very popular like other beaches in the area. Most of the time is quiet and attracts few tourists. That quietness and tranquil nature of the beach makes it an ideal spot to enjoy a romantic getaway. It is packed with large tropical trees that provide nice shade. The magnificent blue water makes it a great place to come to enjoy water sports. The charming white sand provides a wonderful platform to play beach volleyball or soccer and building sandcastles. If you came to relax, there are lounge chairs on the beach where you can enjoy the views. The beach has some perfect spots where you can chill and enjoy a family picnic.

Fort Clarence Beach

Address: Jamaica

Website: Fort Clarence Beach

Opening hours: Wed - Fri: 10am - 6pm; Sat & Sun: 9am - 6pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

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9. Boston Bay Beach

This is one of the most popular beaches not only in Jamaica but also worldwide. Boston Bay Beach is located on the north coast of Jamaica. One of the most prominent reasons for people coming to the beach is the Boston Jerk, a Jamaican delicacy. This attractive beach is lying between cliffs between Port Antonio and Long Bay. From the eastern shore, you are able to catch breathtaking views of the large waves. The strong winds and currents from the sea make it an ideal place for people coming to surf and windsurf. It’s a great picnic site with great music being played by the locals. You’ll find several Jerk pits and bars where you can indulge and have fun.

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10. Frenchman's Cove

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Located in Port Antonio, Frenchman’s Cove Beach is unique from other beaches in the area because of the presence of freshwater stream emptying into the turquoise waters. With its glaring beauty and romantic tropical climate, Frenchman’s Cove has continued to attract high profile celebrities and stars. It’s this unique beauty that has led to Frenchman’s Cove being featured in movies like Club Paradise and other TV shows. It’s also one of the well-manicured and organized beaches in the entire region. Families and friends usually flow down here to enjoy picnics, parties, retreats, and honeymoons. If you’re not enjoying a swim in the tranquil waters, you may as well relax and enjoy the paradise experience.

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Enjoy a paradise experience in Jamaica

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Due to its tropical climate and exciting scenery, Jamaica has always been one of the favorite destinations for travelers. The wonderful culture of the people and the pristine beaches all over the country makes it an ideal vacation spot. If you’re on a honeymoon or vacation, the above list of most beautiful beaches will ensure you enjoy a paradise experience during your vacation.

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