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 on the eastern part of Great River Bay, 2.1 miles east of Hopewell, this beach is on the North West edge of Jamaica. You might want whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Jamaica's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, however, Great River Bay is tamer than most, making it a good choice for travelers who aren't fond of huge throngs of tourists.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Great River Bay is on Jamaica's North West coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Caribbean Treasures Gaming Lounge, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to mix a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Hanover Museum, a lovely museum found 12 miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 hoping to find further attractions might want to think about heading to Montego Bay, because it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Jamaica. From the shore, Montego Bay is not far away, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Those looking for a room close to the beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of hotels to pick from close-by. You'll find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing those shown in the table that follows.

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
Gloustershire Hotel 4.3 mi. NE Hotel
Harbour Way 4.3 mi. ENE Hotel


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without going too far from the coast. Round Hill Dining Room is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has Caribbean food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a short distance away.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Great River Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

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

Jamaica has a lot to offer its visitors, but Great River Bay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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