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.
Just off A1 and through a thicket of trees is where you will find Great River Bay.
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.
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.
|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|
|Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center||4.4||ENE||Jamaica|
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.
|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|
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.
|Round Hill Dining Room||(876) 956-7050||Caribbean||Fine Dining||1.8 mi.||WNW|
|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|
|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|
|(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|
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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