Little Laughlands Bay

Little Laughlands Bay is located in Saint Ann. Aside from a resort set on the beach, nothing except a river, trees, and flat lands exists for miles around the coast, making this a great locale for getting away from it all.

Situated in Saint Ann Parish, 4.7 miles east of Runaway Bay, Little Laughlands Bay is on the North edge of Jamaica. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. The area surrounding the beach is not packed with guests, however, that doesn't necessarily detract from the beach's appeal.

How to Access The Beach

Connected to A4 is a long dirt road through some of Jamaica's flat lands that lead to Little Laughlands Bay. Just before the beach is a patch of sand for parking.

Amenities and Ambiance

Right along the westernmost point of the beach, a river of fresh water dumps into Little Laughlands Bay. From there, the dark tan sand dips inward for a ways before jutting back out into the topaz colored sea.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Little Laughlands Bay brings visitors an idyllic and tranquil enclave, since the surrounding region is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


Little Laughlands Bay is on Jamaica's North coast. Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour is seen one and an eighth miles away, and it is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

Historic attractions, including Annandale Great House, offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Little Laughlands Bay, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Jamaica, without having to stray too far from the beach.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Laughlands Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour Zip Line Site 1.1 S Jamaica
Runaway Bay Golf Course Golf Course 3.9 W Jamaica
Grand Bahia Principe Casino 5.6 W Jamaica
RIU Ocho Rios Casino Casino 6.8 ESE Jamaica
Mystic Mountain Amusement/Theme Park 9.7 ESE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find St. Ann's Bay, a town which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the beach, St. Ann's Bay is a quick trip away, maybe four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Because the beach is situated in a relatively popular tourist area, it shouldn't be much of a challenge to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For visitors wanting to find a place that's on or near the beach, the table below lists the options closest to Little Laughlands Bay.

Accommodations near Little Laughlands Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Royal Decameron Club Caribbean 2.6 mi. W Resort
Columbus Inn 2.8 mi. ESE Hotel
Seacrest Beach Hotel 2.9 mi. ESE Hotel
Tamarind Tree Resort Hotel 3.4 mi. W Resort
Runaway Bay Heart Hotel 3.6 mi. W Hotel
The Cardiff Hotel and Spa 4.0 mi. W Resort
Runaway Bay H.E.A.R.T. Hotel 4.0 mi. W Resort
Villa Sonaté 4.1 mi. W Hotel
Jewel Runaway Bay Resort 4.2 mi. W Resort
Sunflower Beach Resort 4.5 mi. W Cottages


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to an area restaurant, where you can dive into Jamaica's specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has American cuisine. They are also known for their hamburgers and sandwiches. The restaurant is fairly close, so a quick car or cab ride will get you there hassle-free.

The table below lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Little Laughlands Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill (844) 903-1160 American Very Casual 4.2 mi. W
Coral Café (844) 903-1160 Buffet Very Casual 4.2 mi. W
Court Jesters Fire Oven Pizza (844) 903-1160 Italian Very Casual 4.2 mi. W
Golden Saber Sushi (844) 903-1160 Japanese Informal 4.2 mi. W
Moonstone by Vincenzo (844) 903-1160 Italian Fine Dining 4.2 mi. W
Platinum (844) 903-1160 Caribbean, Contemporary Fine Dining 4.2 mi. W
The Jade Samurai (844) 903-1160 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Fine Dining 4.2 mi. W
Be In Good Health Restaurant (876) 972-9891 -- -- -- --
Lee's Fast Food (876) 972-2270 -- -- -- --
One Click Internet Cafe (876) 972-7979 -- -- -- --
Papa Rome Pizza (876) 973-4435 Italian -- -- --
Quickbite Restaurant (876) 972-1505 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Jamaica, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Priory Beach, which is located three miles to the east-southeast.

Jamaica has plenty to offer its visitors, so visiting Little Laughlands Bay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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