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 coast of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— should give James Bond Beach a try. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not dead and empty either.

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.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. Every location around the world has its own cuisine, and Jamaica is no different. One truly memorable place to experience the local specialties is right next to the coast. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

There is also a concession stand available. You may also have the option to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. 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


This beach is positioned on the North East coast of Jamaica; it will be near other attractions like Firefly, which is three and a half miles away.

Historical attractions such as Brimmer Hall Estate provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of James Bond Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Jamaica, if you are interested in exploring. Actually, this shore will be found easily reached by taxi from this destination of historical interest.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found 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 6.1 W Jamaica
Brimmer Hall Estate Historical Site 6.1 SE Jamaica
Sandals Golf and Country Club Golf Course 7.2 W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

James Bond Beach is very close to Ocho Rios, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Not far away you'll find Ocho Rios, a city which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From James Bond Beach, 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 depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is in a relatively popular tourist area, it is not typically that difficult to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you're looking to get a place that's on or near the beach, the table below lists the accommodation options closest to James Bond Beach.

Accommodations near James Bond Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
GoldenEye 0.9 mi. NE Resort
Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club 1.6 mi. W Resort
Casa Maria Hotel 4.0 mi. E Hotel
Blue Harbour Guest House and Villas 4.0 mi. E Villa complex
Galina Breeze Hotel 4.1 mi. E B & B
Couples Tower Isle 5.7 mi. W Resort
Chrisanns Beach Resort 6.0 mi. W Villa complex
Sea Palms 6.1 mi. W Villa complex
Sea Palms 6.2 mi. W B & B
The Blue House 7.3 mi. W B & B


While this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is Bizot Bar, which is a mile away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near James Bond Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bizot Bar (876) 922-9009 American, Jamaican Informal 1.0 mi. NE
The Gazebo (876) 922-9009 International Fine Dining 1.0 mi. NE

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Jamaica, of course, so James Bond Beach is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Yerba Buena Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located 11 miles to the east-southeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, RioNuoya Beach is a location removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located not far off the beach at all.

You may also enjoy Rio Nuevo Battle Site, which is located four miles to the west.

Jamaica has so much to offer, and James Bond Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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