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.

Located in the northeastern part of Port Maria, this beach is on the North East coast of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will love how easy it is to access Port Maria Beach. It's convenient to nearby hotels and attractions since it is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

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.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Remember to take into account that the immediate vicinity around Port Maria Beach is is a much-visited area, which means the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Port Maria Beach is on the North East coast of Jamaica; the area is home to other attractions such as Firefly, which is a mile and a half away.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Coyaba River Garden and Museum. This museum is located a relatively quick cab ride away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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
Clonmel Potters Gallery Art Gallery 6.9 SW Jamaica
Harmony Hall Art Gallery 9.5 W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest area of Jamaica to this beach is Port Maria. This destination is just a quarter mile away, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Keep in mind that this region in Jamaica is not heavily urbanized, though it can be an interesting destination for guests wanting to get a taste of local life.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can attract visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

While beach-goers will find just a few places to stay close-by, those accommodations closest to the beach can be viewed in the list below.

Accommodations near Port Maria Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Casa Maria Hotel 1.1 NNW Hotel
Goldeneye 4.7 NW Resort
Golden Seas Beach Resort 4.8 WNW Resort


Though this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Dean Meat Mart & Deli, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A list of nearby restaurants is included in the following table.

Restaurants near Port Maria Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Dean Meat Mart & Deli (876) 725-0350 -- -- -- --
Bizot Bar (876) 975-3354 Jamaican Informal 4.5 mi. NW
The Gazebo (876) 975-3354 International Fine Dining 4.5 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Port Maria Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to try Yerba Buena Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located six miles to the southeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, James Bond Beach is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it a quick car or cab ride away.

Another location you may want to try is Port Maria North, located three quarters of a mile to the north-northwest.

Port Maria Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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