Jamaica is a well-known Caribbean country that is vibrant, lively and rich in culture, history and tradition, but one of the island treasures is its incredible beaches.
Jamaica has some of the most charming beaches in the world, featuring crystal clear azure water, silky soft white sand and a magnificent Caribbean sea view. So you can simply decide which coastline is ideal for you and your friends, family, or significant other. I listed down some of the fantastic beaches in Jamaica.
1. Seven Mile Beach
The Seven Mile Beach in Negril is a place that will take your breath away. The sand is so soft, the water is crystal clear, and the view of the Caribbean sea is spectacular. It is so relaxing and a great healing place to be!
You can also opt to go on an adventure out in the sea by doing multiple activities. Like, snorkelling, Hobie cat sailing, jet-skiing, cruising the water aboard glass-bottom boats, riding catamarans, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, parasailing, and numerous other fun options. There is a lot to enjoy at Seven Mile Beach. Oh, and did I forget to mention that this beach is near many all-inclusive resorts such as Sandal Negril. Therefore, you can book your accommodation next to this famous beach and enjoy a night walk on the beach.
2. Treasure Beach
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Treasure Beach, located in St. Elizabeth on Jamaica’s south coast, is a true gem that lives up to its name. With its idyllic scenery, six miles of golden sand, and authentic Jamaican vibes is one of the best-kept secrets on the island. So, bond with your travel buddies as you spend time together doing fun activities, like snorkelling, bodysurfing, kayaking, boating, and so much more.
Accommodation is located nearby, such as the Jakes Treasure beach hotel. I would recommend it is located right on the beach, with Jack Sprat in the same spot where you can grab a bit to eat and enjoy Jamaica Authenticity.
Ps. Try the pizza a Jack Sprat, one of the best-tasting pizzas ever.
3. Doctor’s Cave Beach
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Doctor’s Cave Beach is clean, safe and perfect for relaxation, with its golden sandy shores and calm crystal clear turquoise water that make swimming easy. It is a sight to see very beautiful and filled with fun possibilities for all ages.
You can enjoy activities such as parasailing, kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, boating, sailing, exploring the beauty of the sea on glass-bottom boats, and tons more. You can also create your own fun time with kids along the well-kept shore by burying them in the sand or having a fun beach volleyball game and making fun memories together.
Beach restaurant is available with American and local food options. So, you don’t need to worry about taking a meal.
Tip: I recommend the S Hotel for accommodation; it has direct access to Doctor’s Cave Beach. And If you are travelling with kids or someone who isn’t a strong swimmer, you can rent rubber floats at Doctor’s Cove Beach.
4. Frenchman’s Cove
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Frenchman’s Cove is by far the most charming and captivating private beach in Jamaica, with a perfect combination of sea and river. It is located on the northeast coast of the island in Port Antonio, Portland.
Frenchman’s Cove is lovely with pristine water, powdery white sand and great waves for surfing. At this paradise-like coastline, you can do activities like scuba diving and bodyboarding on your next vacation with your travel buddies. A Restaurant is available on-site with an option to choose of your preference.
Tip: I recommend GeeJam Hotel as a nearby accommodation.
5. Bloody Bay Beach
Bloody Bay Beach is one of Jamaica’s favourite white sandy beaches. Neighbouring tons of world-class resorts and hotels, making it a top spot for tourists.
Bloody Bay got its name because it was used by 19th-century whalers who butchered their catch there. Tody is a natural beauty with clear waters, white sands, and colourful coral reefs with little to no seaweed, making it a famous beachgoer and divers paradise.
Enjoy an unforgettable beach adventure with family, friends, or your partner to Bloody Bay Beach with its pristine coastline of many fun activities such as Jet-skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling, or cruising the waters by Kayaking, and so much more.
Tip: I recommend staying at a Royal Negril where you can have the pleasure of looking out on the picturesque bay in the morning.
6. Boston Bay Beach
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Boston bay beach is a hidden gem in Jamaica known for its clear blue waters, surfer-friendly waves and soft powder-white sands. The water here at Boston Beach is a bit rough, making it a great spot among surfers and for such reason, it is not the best choice for young children.
Many have no idea that such a good surf spot in Jamaica is because only a few visitors travel to the northeast side of Jamaica. And the northeast has so many fun attractions and is one of the best parts of Jamaica.
Take a trip to Port Antonio with your surf buddies and enjoy riding the waves together. And after swimming and surfing, relax and enjoy some tasty Jamaica jerk, whether pork, chicken or fish.
Check here to see what you can do in Port Antonio, Jamaica.
7. Half Moon
Half Moon Beach is a beautiful private beach with white sand and water just as lovely as Seven Miles Beach. If you want to recharge from all the hustle and bustle of your everyday life, head to Half Moon Beach and enjoy the sun and solitude. With just about 15 mins drive outside of Negril, you can spend the day floating in the crystal clear water, reading a book in the shaded hammocks, snorkel above the undisturbed coral reefs or enjoy the sound of nature as you lie on the sand with the ocean lapping at your feet.
You can opt for one of the bamboo raft tours or rent a kayak and go exploring on your own. End your visit with a fresh traditional Jamaican meal from the restaurant on the property.
Tip: You can rent a cabin or camping on the property.
8. Puerto Seco Beach
Puerto Seco Beach is immaculate and is among the top coastline in Jamaica. It features a breathtaking view of landscape sparkling azure water and a soft well maintain shoreline.
Puerto Seco Beach is pack with a wide variety of recreational activities for all ages, such as scuba diving, paddle boarding, riding glass-bottom boats, snorkelling and its floating water park.
Travelling with kids for a beach day in Jamaica, Puerto Seco is a safe, kid-friendly choice with its floating water park that features slides, trampolines, and a rock-climbing wall. Kids can have fun while you sun take a sunbathe on the silky sand or take a dip in the crystalline sea.
9. Winnifred Beach
Located on the northeast of the island is Winifred Beach feature plenty of local flavours. With its clear water, soft sand and gorgeous coral reef that easy access. You can enjoy snorkelling and some freshly catch Jamaican seafood meals.
Tip: I recommend you try the grilled snapper.
10. Burwood Beach
Burwood is a family-friendly beach of sugary white sand crystalline turquoise water. It is a fantastic spot for kids. Therefore, if planning a beach day with kids, Burwood is a great choice.
It has attentive lifeguards and a small playground to keep kids entertained. The water is calm and crystal clear and perfect for even the little ones to splash. You can enjoy fun beach games together or make sculptures and castles out of the sand.
Tip: The gazebos there are limited, and if you need to get one to use, you will have to reach from early in the morning.
Jamaica is a country that you can’t get enough of one visit can not suffice. There is so much to see, do and enjoy on this beautiful island.
I hope this article help you on your vacation to Jamaica to one of the best beaches to make memories with friends and families.
Leave a comment if you have a fantastic time on your visit to Jamaica. 🙂