Beaches in Jamaica are some of the best in the world.
Many islanders consider the beaches in Jamaica to be some of the best on earth. And I tend to agree.
A few of the most popular beaches in Jamaica are Turtle Beach and Mallard Beach in Ocho Rios and Seven Mile Beach in Negril.
Here are some you can check out to find your own slice of heaven.
AquaSol Theme Park - Located along the “Hip Strip” of Montego Bay. It's an excellent family beach with a water sports kiosk, glass bottom boats, beauty salon, a bar and grill-style restaurant, gym/health club, disco/bar, and macaws. $5/adults, $3/children under 12.
More Information on Aqua Sol Beach in Jamaica.
Cornwall Beach - is another beach located along the “Hip Strip” in Montego Bay. It has a variety of concession stands, water sports and musical entertainment for the entire family. This beach has gorgeous blue water and a nice calm, gradual entrance to the sea (great for families). Cornwall Beach does lack in seclusion but you'll find it's further from the crowds than some of the other beaches in Jamaica. It's a great option for vacationers who would like to make the most of their time at the beach but hope to stay away from the most populated spots. The cost of admission at Cornwall Beach is $2.50 USD for adults, $1.50 USD for children. It's close to town which is convenient for shopping after a day at the beach. This beach is currently closed for refurbishing though.
Doctor's Cave Beach Club - In 1906 Dr. Alexander James McCatty donated his beach property to what is now the Doctors Cave Bathing Club. It is nestled between the Marine Park and the "Hip Strip" in Montego Bay.
Today the Doctors Cave Beach Club is known for its translucent water, which is known to have mineral content, and the nearly white sand beach.
More Information on Doctor's Cave Beach in Jamaica.
Rose Hall Beach Club - on main road - Not Public - The club offers secluded white sand beach, clear water, a restaurant, bar, covered pavilion, dance area, showers, restrooms, hammocks, changing rooms, beach volleyball, beach games, and watersport program. $6/adults $3/children (open 9am - 5pm).
More great beaches in Jamaica...
Runaway Bay - Public Beaches
Salem Paradise Beach
Discovery Bay - Public Beaches
Puerto Seco - There are full facilities and a snack bar.
Ocho Rios - Public Beaches
Turtle Beach - Smaller beach not as over-crowded as Mallard's.
Mallard Beach - In the center of Ocho Rios, sometimes over run with cruise ship passengers.
Mahogany Beach - In Ocho Rios and not over-crowded, more of a local hang out.
Prices as of Jan 2008
Banana Boat $20 P/P
Tubing $20 P/P
Jet Ski $65 for 30 min
Water Ski $45 P/P
Parasail $60 P/P
Kayak Rental $20
Snorkeling $35 P/P for 45 min
Snorkel equipment rental $15
Deep Sea Fishing $450 for 4 hours
Scuba Diving $60 P/PvScuba Lessons $45 P/P
James Bond Beach - 15 minutes east of Ocho RiosPrices as of Jan 2008
Snorkeling - 1 hour guided experience around the reef, snorkeling equipment included $12.50 P/P
Jet Ski $40 P/P for 30 min
Negril - Public Beaches
Seven Mile Beach - is famous for being a favorite hot spot of the 1960's. It is home to a care-free, laid-back environment that even includes nude bathing.
Top 21 Sexiest Beach
This beach was just mentioned on the travel channel in their top 21 sexiest beaches!! Seven miles of beach is hard to come by and this stretch of beach is truly beautiful, and one not to miss!
A great resource when you are thinking about traveling to Jamaica is the Frommer's Jamaica guide book.
I have this one and have used it a ton of times myself. It has great, useful information!
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