Green Island North Beach

Along Jamaica's south coast, just before Negril is the aptly named Green Island, where the forestry is so lush and healthy that all you see for miles are trees. But trees are not the only thing to recommend a trip to the area and that is the beaches. Green Island North Beach is among them

Located on the western edge of Hanover Parish, 1.2 miles north of Green Island, Green Island North Beach is on the West coast of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; secluded parts of the coast like Green Island North Beach might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

How to Access The Beach
Several miles off A1, through thickly forested land is where you will find Green Island North Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Green Island North Beach enjoys a thin strip of dark tan sand leading to deep green waters.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site.

Green Island North Beach offers those who visit an angelic and serene experience, in part because the location that surrounds the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Jamaica's West coast. It is near Hanover Museum, which is found seven and a half miles away, and it is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

History-focused attractions such as Barbican Estate are a nice compliment to the scenery of Green Island North Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Jamaica. In fact, this shore is within taxi range of this historical destination.

If you aren't sure whether a visit to Green Island North Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Green Island North Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Hanover Museum Museum 7.3 ENE Jamaica
Negril Hills Golf Club Golf Course 9.6 SSW Jamaica
Dolphin Discovery Zoo 9.8 ENE Jamaica
Barbican Estate Historical Site 11.4 E Jamaica
Negril Watershed Protection Area Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 12.2 SSW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Jamaica to Green Island North Beach is Green Island. This destination is only one and a quarter miles from the shore, meaning a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. It should be noted that this area of Jamaica is not overly developed, and it will be a nice day out for visitors wanting to scope out the local scene.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how packed the nearby hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is situated in a relatively popular tourist destination, it is not typically that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. If you're looking to get a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows lists the closest accommodations to Green Island North Beach.

Accommodations near Green Island North Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Palm Tree Guest House 1.2 SSE Hotel
Rhodes Resort 2.8 SW Resort
Sunset at the Palms Negril 5.8 SW Resort


Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Sugar Mill Restaurant, which is two miles to the south west of it.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Green Island North Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Sugar Mill Restaurant (876) 953-2211 Caribbean, Jamaican 2.1 mi. SW Jamaica

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Jamaica, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Rhodes Hall Beach, situated within a mile or so. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that Cousin's Cove is just right. You'll find it a quarter mile to the east-northeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Lances Bay, located four miles away.

Green Island North 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, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Jamaica you might like.


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