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 on the northeastern outskirts of Port Maria, this beach is on the North East edge of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. You may notice that beaches throughout Jamaica tend to be fairly quiet and secluded, but at Port Maria Beach your experience will be different.

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.

Restrooms are available at Port Maria Beach. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

Remember to take into account that Port Maria Beach's location is visited by quite a number of tourists, which means you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Port Maria Beach is on the North East coast of Jamaica; it's located near attractions like Firefly, which is pretty close, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, 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 part in Jamaica to this beach is Port Maria. This friendly part of Jamaica is only a quarter mile from the shore, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Keep in mind that Ocho Rios is not overly populated, so for those looking to check out the local scene, this section in Jamaica could be a great choice for a day trip.


How many other people you encounter at Port Maria Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may see visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

While travelers will find only a few hotels nearby, those accommodation options closest to Port Maria Beach are shown in the following list.

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 probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. Dean Meat Mart & Deli is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby dining options are shown below.

Restaurants near Port Maria Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Dean Meat Mart & Deli (876) 725-0350 -- -- -- --
Bizot Bar (876) 622-9007 American, Jamaican Informal 4.5 mi. NW
The Gazebo (876) 622-9007 International Fine Dining 4.5 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many beaches, and Port Maria Beach is just one option.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Port Maria Beach has you wanting more of the same, consider also visiting Yerba Buena Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. It is located six miles to the southeast. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might find what you want at James Bond Beach. You'll find it a quick car or cab ride away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Port Maria North, located three quarters of a mile away.

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 keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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