James Bond Beach

Ian Flemming, author of the James Bond novels, spent a lot of his time in Jamaica on this beach, which is now named after 007. Today, visitors can visit the shores that served as inspiration for Flemming and spend their days swimming, sun bathing, and participating in a variety of water sports.

Positioned in Saint Mary Parish, 0.6 miles west of Oracabessa, James Bond Beach is on the North East edge of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Those of you who spend part of the afternoon at this beach can make the most of their relaxation time without missing an opportunity to meet new people.

How to Access The Beach
James Bond Beach is situated 10 miles to the east of Ocho Rios, off A3, on the Oracabessa Bay peninsula. You'll find the beach just off Main Street.

Amenities and Ambiance

James Bond Beach is as close to the idyllic tropical beach as it comes, with its blindingly blue waters that lap the ivory shores in such a rhythmic motion that it can be mesmerizing. The St. Marys Mountains serve as the stunning backdrop to this already near-perfect beach.

There is also a great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. There are an assortment of dining options in Jamaica, but don't think that table-side service and a lengthy menu are necessary to enjoy a tasty meal. Many vacationers find it more convenient and relaxing to eat on near the beach than in another restaurant. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Jamaica's famous street food along the way.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. Sometimes, visitors will be able to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Tourists visiting the island's north coast won't want to miss out on all that this beach has to offer. It is a favorite hotspot for both locals and tourists.

What's Nearby


James Bond Beach is on Jamaica's North East coast. Firefly is seen three and a half miles to the east, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near James Bond Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Firefly Museum 3.6 E Jamaica
Galina Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.1 E Jamaica
Harmony Hall Art Gallery 4.9 W Jamaica
Brimmer Hall Estate Historical Site 6.1 SE Jamaica
Clonmel Potters Gallery Art Gallery 6.4 S Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest town is Ocho Rios, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Ocho Rios is located roughly eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at James Bond Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Vacationers seeking a hotel room close to James Bond Beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there are lots of accommodations to pick from in the area. Find the closest, most convenient booking options by looking over those listed in the table below.

Accommodations near James Bond Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Golden Seas Beach Resort 0.1 E Resort
GoldenEye 0.9 NE Resort
Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club 1.6 W Resort


While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. Bizot Bar is one of the closest eateries, which is a mile to the northeast of it.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near James Bond Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bizot Bar (876) 622-9007 American, Jamaican Informal 1.0 mi. NE
The Gazebo (876) 622-9007 International Fine Dining 1.0 mi. NE
Dean Meat Mart & Deli (876) 725-0350 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

James Bond Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out in Jamaica.

If the exciting vibe at James Bond Beach is what you're looking for, think about also visiting Yerba Buena Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it 11 miles to the east-southeast. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, RioNuoya Beach is a beach secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located just a little ways away.

You might also want to visit Rio Nuevo Battle Site, located fairly close-by, meaning a short cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

You may find that James Bond Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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