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.

Situated along the western outskirts of Falmouth, Half Moon Beach is on the North West edge of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. The beaches in Jamaica aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, but you'll find Half Moon Beach to be a little calmer than most, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who want to stay away from big crowds, but still get the most out of their beach visit.

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


Beachgoers will find Half Moon Beach on Jamaica's North West coast. Albert George Market is located a half mile away, and it is among the attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Outameni Theme Park, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If a visit to the Half Moon Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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 lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, Falmouth is just up the road, roughly a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how packed the nearby hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While travelers will find only a few places to stay nearby, those accommodations closest to the beach can be seen in the following list.

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 on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Aunt Gloria's Bar and Grill is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has Jamaican food. They are also known for serving seafood.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

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 lots of other spots along the coast of Jamaica, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Silver Sands Beach, located within the range of a cab.

You might also want to visit Burwood Beach, which is located four miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in Jamaica, and Half Moon Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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