Half Moon Beach

Just 10 minutes from the popular resort town of Negril, vacationers will find a whole different kind of world at Half Moon Beach. Not busy and crowded at all, Half Moon Bay offers tranquility to visitors who need to relax without distraction. For those who feel that a day on the sand isn't enough, camping is allowed. It is also important to know that nudity is permitted here.

Located in the western outskirts of Falmouth, Half Moon Beach is on the North West coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Many of the beaches in Jamaica are quiet and secluded, but Half Moon Beach is a little different. You'll still find it has a calm, serene mood, but you can visit without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach

You can access Half Moon Beach by taking A1 to Rodney St, then following a dirt road straight to the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Not quite a crescent-shape, Half Moon Beach exists as an indent in the coast. Verdant trees line some parts of the beach, which enjoys white sand and deep blue waters.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's North West coast. It is close to Albert George Market, which is found a half mile to the east-southeast, and it is one of a few local attractions.

If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Outameni Theme Park. It's located relatively close to Half Moon Beach, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Half Moon Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Albert George Market Historical Site 0.5 mi. ESE Jamaica
Davidson House Historical Site 0.5 mi. ESE Jamaica
Falmouth Court House Historical Site 0.5 mi. ESE Jamaica
Good Hope Great House Historical Site 0.5 mi. ESE Jamaica
Martha Brae Waterwheel Historical Site 0.5 mi. ESE Jamaica
Old Baptist Manse Historical Site 0.5 mi. ESE Jamaica
Phoenix Foundry Historical Site 0.5 mi. ESE Jamaica
St. Peter's Anglican Church Historical Site 0.5 mi. ESE Jamaica
Tharp House Historical Site 0.5 mi. ESE Jamaica
Outameni Theme Park Museum 0.6 mi. E Jamaica
Fort Balcarres Historical Site 0.9 mi. E Jamaica
Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium Sporting Event Venue 2.6 mi. SE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Falmouth is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Half Moon Beach, Falmouth is a fairly short distance away, roughly a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Although beach-goers will find only a few hotels nearby, those accommodations closest to the beach are shown in the list that follows.

Accommodations near Half Moon Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Fisherman's Inn 2.5 mi. ESE Hotel
Franklyn D. Resort 3.4 mi. E Resort
Retreat Guesthouse Luxury Suites 3.7 mi. E Guest house
Royalton White Sands 3.8 mi. E Resort


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. Aunt Gloria's Bar and Grill is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features Jamaican food. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

Nearby restaurants are shown below.

Restaurants near Half Moon Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Aunt Gloria's Bar and Grill (876) 441-5480 Jamaican -- -- --
Boardwalk Cafe (876) 885-3025 Jamaican -- -- --
Down South Restaurant -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Falmouth Jerk Center (876) 362-4495 Jamaican, Vegetarian Very Casual -- --
Man-Power Health Food Store and Restaurant -- Vegan, Vegetarian Very Casual -- --
Shapes & Flava Bar N' Grill (876) 371-5717 Jamaican -- -- --
Tropical Bliss Oasis (876) 314-3363 Vegetarian Very Casual 0.5 mi. ESE
Pepper's Jerk Chicken (876) 385-7512 Jamaican Very Casual 0.8 mi. E
Tastee Limited (876) 984-5019 Jamaican Very Casual 0.8 mi. E
Club Nazz Restaurant (876) 615-1571 American, Jamaican Very Casual 0.8 mi. E
Juici Patties - Falmouth -- Jamaican Very Casual 1.0 mi. E
Keith's Hideout Jerk Center (876) 466-1936 Jamaican Very Casual 1.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Half Moon Beach in Jamaica.

You might also enjoy Silver Sands Beach, located only a cab ride away from the coast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Burwood Beach, located four miles to the east.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Jamaica, and Half Moon Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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