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.

Positioned along the western outskirts of Falmouth, Half Moon Beach is on the North West coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Many of the beaches in Jamaica are quiet and secluded, but the ambiance at Half Moon Beach is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

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, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Half Moon Beach on the North West coast of Jamaica. It is near Albert George Market, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is among the attractions in the vicinity.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Outameni Theme Park, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Falmouth, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, Falmouth isn't far off, roughly a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


How many other people you encounter at Half Moon Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Though you'll find very few hotels within driving distance, the closest ones are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Half Moon Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Fisherman's Inn 2.5 mi. ESE Hotel
Glistening Waters Hotel 2.6 mi. ESE Hotel
Franklyn D. Resort 3.4 mi. E Resort
Royalton White Sands 3.8 mi. E Resort


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from these sands. Pepper's Jerk Chicken is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has a menu featuring Jamaican food. They are also known for their chicken and seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Half Moon Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pepper's Jerk Chicken (876) 385-7512 Jamaican Very Casual 0.8 mi. E
Falmouth Jerk Center (876) 362-4495 Jamaican, Vegetarian Very Casual 0.8 mi. E
Tastee Limited (876) 984-5019 Jamaican Very Casual 0.8 mi. E
Donna's Caribbean Restaurant (877) 553-6662 American, Jamaican Very Casual 0.8 mi. E
Juici Patties - Falmouth -- Jamaican Very Casual 1.0 mi. E
Rock Wharf Grill (876) 617-2074 Jamaican Very Casual 2.4 mi. ESE
Fisherman's Inn Restaurant (876) 954-3427 International, Jamaican Informal 2.5 mi. ESE
Glistening Waters Restaurant (888) 991-9901 Jamaican Fine Dining 2.6 mi. ESE
Far Out Fish Hut & Beer Joint (876) 954-7155 Caribbean, Jamaican Very Casual 4.6 mi. W
Father Bull Restaurant (876) 867-9879 Jamaican Very Casual 4.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Jamaica, so if Half Moon Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy Silver Sands Beach, located within cab range of the beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Burwood Beach, located four miles to the east.

Half Moon Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Jamaica offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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