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.

Located in Saint Mary Parish, 0.6 miles west of Oracabessa, James Bond Beach is on the North East edge of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Those planning on making a stop at this beach can have a relaxing 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.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on James Bond Beach, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. There are various types of dining experiences to be enjoyed in Jamaica, but eating a delicious meal on the beach can be especially memorable. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. If available, you could also buy some food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find 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


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's North East coast. It is close to Firefly, which is situated three and a half miles away, and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Coyaba River Garden and Museum. This museum is located ten miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

James Bond Beach is in the Ocho Rios area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The city of Ocho Rios is close-by and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Ocho Rios is about eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may see guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Travelers looking to find a room not far from James Bond Beach won't find it that difficult, as there is no shortage of accommodations to pick from in the area. You'll find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over what's listed in the following table.

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


Though the area surrounding James Bond Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you are prepared to drive or bike a few miles. Bizot Bar is one of the closest eateries, which is a mile to the northeast of it.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near James Bond Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bizot Bar (876) 975-3354 Jamaican Informal 1.0 mi. NE
The Gazebo (876) 975-3354 International Fine Dining 1.0 mi. NE
Dean Meat Mart & Deli (876) 725-0350 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach in Jamaica will have lots of options besides James Bond Beach.

You might also enjoy Yerba Buena Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it 11 miles to the east-southeast. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, RioNuoya Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it only a short distance away.

You may also want to consider Rio Nuevo Battle Site, which is located not too far away, meaning a short ride in a taxi is a solid choice.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, James Bond Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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