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Best Beaches Around Montego Bay

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Montego Bay, or MoBay as the "cool kids" call it, is a fantastic Caribbean destination, with plenty to do to make your getaway memorable. However, if you are like most of its visitors, you are hitting sunny Jamaica to sprawl across its lovely beaches. With so many options for getting that golden tan, my guide is here to help you find the perfect beach for your individual lifestyle. Just don't forget your sunblock!

Good for
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

9 Places

3 City Tips

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9 Places

Doctor's Cave Beach

Beaches

Aquasol Beach Park

Water Parks

Walter Fletcher Beach

Beaches

Hip Strip

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Cornwall Beach

Beaches

Rose Hall

Destinations

Seven Mile Beach

Beaches

Bloody Bay

Beaches, Bodies of Water

Montego Bay Marine Park

Parks, Marinas

Angela A's City Tips

  • The Jamaican Dollar is the currency in Montego Bay. However, you will find that the U.S. Dollar is almost always accepted.
  • A frequent stop on many cruise itineraries, this is a perfect destination to really experience Jamaican culture, food, and gorgeous beaches!
  • Many places in Montego Bay are within easy walking distance, especially along the "Hip Strip," where you can find beaches, shops, restaurants, and more!
  • Doctor's Cave Beach
    Beaches
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    Angela A Says:

    Doctor's Cave Beach is the most famous stretch of sand in MoBay, and it is easy to see why! Located right on the Hip Strip, it is simple to access and right in the middle of the action. While it can be a bit touristy, it is still a wonderful beach, offering food, chair and umbrella rentals, snorkeling, and showers. It is a private beach, so there is a nominal fee, but it is worth it!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Arrive early, as it can get pretty crowded, especially when cruise ships are in port.
    • There is a nice restaurant right on the beach, so you won't even have to leave for lunch.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 44 things to do in Montego Bay
    • Beautiful beach...DISAPPOINTING CHANGES! 17/06/2021
    • Beautiful beach!! 12/05/2021
    • Doctor's Cave Beach
    Address:
    Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay, Jamaica
    Montego Bay
    Jamaica
  • Aquasol Beach Park
    Water Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    Aquasol Beach Park is an excellent beach for families! It offers plenty of water sports, including trampolines and water walls for the kids to enjoy. For those wanting to relax, rentals for chairs and umbrellas are also available; and don't fret about your valuables, because there are lockers for your convenience.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Arrive early to get seating closest to the water.
    • You can walk out to plenty of shops from here, if you want a break from the sea and sand.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 44 things to do in Montego Bay
    • Relaxing with my love 01/03/2020
    • Beautiful Easy Access Beach within walking distance to shopping and food 04/02/2019
    • Aquasol Beach Park
    Address:
    Gloucester Ave
    Montego Bay
    Jamaica
    Phone:
    +1 876-979-9447
    Other:
  • Walter Fletcher Beach
    Beaches
    Angela A Says:

    Walter Fletcher Beach is adjacent to Aquasol Water Park, and the names of these two places are commonly interchanged. Here, a beautiful barrier of coconut trees provides a fantastic shield of privacy from the busy road.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • This is a cove with calm, clear water...perfect for small children.
    • Due to the stillness and clarity of the water, try a bit of snorkeling. Great for first-timers!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 44 things to do in Montego Bay
    • Mobay's gem! 19/02/2020
    • Best kept secret 07/08/2019
  • Hip Strip
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Angela A Says:

    Gloucester Avenue, also known as the "Hip Strip," is home to many sandy stretches, but is perhaps best known among locals as the place to find Dead End Beach. This beach hasn't caught on as much with the tourists yet, so expect a bit more tranquility!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Keep your eyes on the sky to see aircrafts taking off and landing at the nearby Sangster International Airport.
    • This beach may not offer all of the usual facilities, but it does offer fewer crowds!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 44 things to do in Montego Bay
    • BE VERY AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS 25/01/2021
    • very busy place 29/08/2020
    • Hip Strip
    Address:
    Gloucester Avenue
    Montego Bay
    Jamaica
    Phone:
    +1 876-952-4777
    Other:
  • Cornwall Beach
    Beaches
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    Angela A Says:

    Cornwall Beach is directly adjacent to Doctor's Cave Beach, and although only separated by a small wall, the differences are distinct. Cornwall Beach is far more peaceful and spacious, making it great for those seeking a less crowded seaside experience.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • A minimal fee is charged to enter this private beach.
    • A bar and restaurant, as well as general facilities, are available at this location.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 44 things to do in Montego Bay
    • Perfect vacation for our family! 22/03/2020
    • Jamaica Vacation 11/07/2019
    • Cornwall Beach
  • Rose Hall
    Destinations
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    Angela A Says:

    Rose Hall offers its visitors a luxurious, breathtaking private beach to enjoy, and history buffs will love its location — in the grounds of an 18th century sugar plantation. How cool is that?!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • To access the beach, a day pass must be purchased, or you must visit with a tour group.
    • All of the property's other amenities are included in the day pass, as well as access to the water park!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    • Rose Hall
  • Seven Mile Beach
    Beaches
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    Angela A Says:

    Seven Mile Beach is hands down the most well-known beach in Jamaica. Located in Negril, just under 30 minutes from Montego Bay's city center, these clear, turquoise waters attract visitors from all over the globe for good reason.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You could opt for a taxi, hire a driver for the day, or even rent a car or scooter in order to locate your very own picture-perfect stretch of sand.
    • This beach was first made famous in the 1960s as a "hippy generation" hangout. Nude sunbathing is still allowed in some areas, but is not that common nowadays.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Negril
    • Mario at Merrill's resort eyebrow threading Negril 16/06/2021
    • Mario Eyebrow Threading in Negril and other kind Jamaican locals helped me recover from robbery of phone 16/06/2021
    • Seven Mile Beach
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 22:00
  • Bloody Bay
    Beaches, Bodies of Water
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    Angela A Says:

    Bloody Bay Beach is also in nearby Negril, and with far fewer visitors than neighboring stretches of sand, is absolutely perfect for someone looking for real relaxation.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Nude sunbathing is allowed.
    • There are fewer lifeguards here than on more populated beaches, so be mindful if traveling with children.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 27 things to do in Negril
    • Stunning water 07/06/2021
    • Beautiful water 27/03/2021
    • Bloody Bay
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:30 - 18:30
  • Montego Bay Marine Park
    Parks, Marinas
    Angela A Says:

    Montego Bay Marine Park encompasses a large area of water and several different beaches, many of which are protected in order to preserve their natural beauty.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be careful in some rocky areas. You may wish to wear water shoes, or move on to a sandier location.
    • Explore a few different locations to see which beach appeals to you most!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 44 things to do in Montego Bay
    • Marine Park experience 22/08/2020
    • Is the local fishermen's place to cath fish 15/11/2017
    • Montego Bay Marine Park
    Address:
    Pier 1, Howard Cooke Blvd.
    Montego Bay
    Jamaica
    Phone:
    +1 876-952-5619
    Other:
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