Port Maria Beach

This developed area boasts a busy beach just perfect for a long, engaging stroll. There's so much to see and do right around this beach, including people watching, beach combing or wading and swimming in the warm waters.

Situated on the northeastern outskirts of Port Maria, this beach is on the North East edge of Jamaica. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying nearby. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will find that Port Maria Beach is a good choice for them. It's convenient to nearby hotels and attractions since it is located in a pretty major tourist area.

Amenities and Ambiance

Port Maria is the name of the town that rests on this shoreline as well as the beach itself. From this bay beach you can look out to a tiny island called Cabarita. Both sides of the beach have little capes, one which turns to rocky cliff.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Port Maria Beach. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

Bear in mind that the area right around Port Maria Beach is a bustling area, meaning you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Port Maria Beach on Jamaica's North East coast. It is close to Firefly, which is seen a mile and a half away, and it is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Jamaica, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One attraction of this sort is Brimmer Hall Estate, which is two and a half miles away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Port Maria Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Firefly Museum 1.6 NNW Jamaica
Brimmer Hall Estate Historical Site 2.5 S Jamaica
Galina Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.7 N Jamaica
Harmony Hall Art Gallery 10.9 WNW Jamaica
Sandals Golf and Country Club Golf Course 11.5 W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Jamaica to this beach is Port Maria. This destination is just a quarter mile away, meaning a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Keep in mind that Port Maria is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a nice day out for those looking to check out the local scene.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. Port Maria Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests will find a decent selection of accommodation options to pick from in the area surrounding Port Maria Beach. The most accessible of which have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Port Maria Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Casa Maria Hotel 1.1 NNW Hotel
Blue Harbour Guest House and Villas 1.5 N Villa complex
Galina Breeze Hotel 1.7 N B & B


While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. Bizot Bar is one of the closest eateries, which is a brief car or taxi trip away.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Port Maria Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bizot Bar (876) 922-9009 American, Jamaican Informal 4.5 mi. NW
The Gazebo (876) 922-9009 International Fine Dining 4.5 mi. NW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Jamaica, so Port Maria Beach is just one of your options.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Port Maria Beach is one of the features you love, think about also visiting Yerba Buena Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it six miles to the southeast. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, James Bond Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it a short taxi ride away.

You might also want to visit Port Maria North, located within a couple of miles.

Maybe Port Maria Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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