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.

Located in Saint Ann Parish, 4.7 miles east of Runaway Bay, Little Laughlands Bay is on the North coast of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Vacationers will notice that, although Little Laughlands Bay is by no means secluded, you wouldn't necessarily call it a busy beach either. This makes it an excellent choice for vacationers who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Little Laughlands Bay grants a calm and tranquil enclave, especially since the surrounding region is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Little Laughlands Bay on Jamaica's North coast; it's located near attractions like Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour, which is one and an eighth miles away.

If you want to learn more about the history of Jamaica, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One attraction of this sort is Annandale Great House, which is one of the places of historical significance accessible from Little Laughlands Bay.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows some of the closest options.

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
Dolphin Discovery Zoo 9.3 ESE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Little Laughlands Bay is in the St. Ann's Bay area, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of St. Ann's Bay, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, St. Ann's Bay is a fairly short distance away, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Beach-goers seeking a place to stay close to the beach won't find it very difficult, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You'll find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by looking over what's shown in the table below.

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
Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort by Curio 3.4 mi. W Resort
Runaway Bay Heart Hotel 3.6 mi. W Hotel
Silver Creek Resort 3.9 mi. W Villa complex
The Cardiff Hotel and Spa 4.0 mi. W Resort
Villa Sonaté 4.1 mi. W Hotel
Jewel Runaway Bay Resort 4.2 mi. W Resort


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Sharkie's is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features International food. They are also famous for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Little Laughlands Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sharkie's (876) 973-5472 International Very Casual 2.3 mi. W
Just 1 More (876) 568-3599 British Very Casual 2.6 mi. W
Seaside Dutchie (876) 794-8227 Jamaican, Vegetarian Informal 3.2 mi. ESE
Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill -- American, Jamaican Very Casual 3.4 mi. W
Coral Cafe -- Jamaican Informal 3.4 mi. W
Court Jesters Fire Over Pizza -- Italian Very Casual 3.4 mi. W
Golden Sabre Sushi -- Asian Informal 3.4 mi. W
Jade Samurai -- Japanese Informal 3.4 mi. W
Moonstone by Sophia -- Italian, Mediterranean Informal 3.4 mi. W
Platinum -- Caribbean Fine Dining 3.4 mi. W
L'Escargot (876) 973-5652 European, French, Vegetarian Informal 3.4 mi. W
Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill (844) 903-1160 American Very Casual 4.2 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Jamaica, so Little Laughlands Bay is not your only option.

Vacationers may also want to visit Priory Beach, which is located reasonably close-by, which means a short cab ride is a solid choice.

Maybe Little Laughlands Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Jamaica you might like.


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