Great River Bay

Just north of the village of Pisgah, Great River begins is journey to the coast. It travels for 57 miles before dumping into Great River Bay. Here, vacationers will find a lovely spot to enjoy some time in a beach setting.

Positioned in Great River Bay, 2.1 miles east of Hopewell, this beach is on the North West edge of Jamaica. You might want regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. The area surrounding the beach isn't packed with guests, but that is not to say you won't find things to do here.

How to Access The Beach
Just off A1 and through a thicket of trees is where you will find Great River Bay.

Amenities and Ambiance

Along the western edge of the beach is where Great River meets Great River Bay. On either side, soft tan sand runs along in a crescent shape, encircling Golden Grove Beach. The waters are aquamarine and relatively calm, though currents can sometimes be strong.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


Set on the North West coast of Jamaica; this area boasts other attractions such as Caribbean Treasures Gaming Lounge, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Hanover Museum. This museum is located only a taxi ride away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Great River Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Caribbean Treasures Gaming Lounge Gambling Arcade 4.3 NE Jamaica
Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge Slot Machine Arcade 4.3 NE Jamaica
Fort Montego Historical Site 4.4 ENE Jamaica
Montego Civic Center Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 4.4 ENE Jamaica
Vegas Gaming Bogue Gambling Arcade 4.4 E Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Great River Bay guests seeking other opportunities for exploration might want to consider going to Montego Bay, since it's close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Jamaica. From the coast, Montego Bay is just up the road, maybe four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Travelers trying to find a place to stay close to Great River Bay won't find it very tough, as there are lots of hotels to pick from in the immediate vicinity. You can find the closest lodging options by viewing what's listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Great River Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Chateau Margarita -- -- Hotel
Paradise Clarridge View 2.0 mi. E Guest house
Emerald Escape Beach Resort 2.6 mi. E Resort
Sunset Beach Resort & Spa 2.8 mi. ENE Resort
Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay All Inclusive 2.8 mi. ENE Resort
Secrets St James Montego Bay 2.9 mi. ENE Resort
Palm Bay Guest House 3.9 mi. E Guest house
Altamont West Hotel 4.3 mi. ENE Hotel
Harbour Way 4.3 mi. ENE Hotel
Coral Cliff Hotel 4.3 mi. NE Hotel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. Round Hill Dining Room is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean food. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Great River Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Round Hill Dining Room (876) 956-7050 Caribbean Fine Dining 1.8 mi. WNW
Smoked Marlin Restaurant (876) 609-4181 -- -- -- --
Wifey's Pizza (876) 956-5310 Italian -- -- --
Sky Beach Bar and Grill (876) 956-5006 Jamaican Informal 2.7 mi. W
Robbie Joseph's Seahorse Grill -- Caribbean, International Informal 2.9 mi. ENE
MVP Smokehouse (876) 622-7198 Jamaican, Vegetarian Very Casual 2.9 mi. E
New Point -- -- -- 3.0 mi. E
Houseboat Grill Restaurant (876) 979-8845 Fusion, International Informal 3.3 mi. E
Martina's Juice Bar and Grill (876) 953-6557 Jamaican Very Casual 3.8 mi. E
Domino's Montego Bay (876) 953-6666 Italian Very Casual 4.1 mi. E
Dragon Court Restaurant (876) 979-8822 ext. 4 Chinese Very Casual 4.1 mi. E
Pier One (876) 952-2452 International Very Casual 4.2 mi. ENE

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Travelers may also want to consider Hope Well Beach, located within a couple of miles.

While Jamaica has many alluring attractions, visiting Great River Bay or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Jamaica even more memorable.


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