Port Maria North

Along Jamaica's north coast is Port Maria North, a relatively small beach compared to its sister Port Maria. Still, it serves as a nice, quiet locale to enjoy a day on the shore.

Set near the middle of Saint Mary Parish, 1.0 mile north of Port Maria, Port Maria North is on the North East coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. A surprisingly wide range of visitors end up loving Port Maria North; it's not too far off the beaten path, plus it's not usually over-crowded. If you're not fond of the atmosphere and empty, quiet beaches, dut don't want to be overwhelmed by crowds of hotel guests, this beach offers a nice middle ground.

How to Access The Beach
Port Maria North is located right off A3.

Amenities and Ambiance

The thin shoreline of Port Maria North features tan sand and is lined with trees, while the water is a deep, dark blue.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Positioned on Jamaica's North East coast; the area hosts attractions such as Firefly, which is not very far away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

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

Activities and Attractions Near Port Maria North
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Firefly Museum 0.8 NW Jamaica
Galina Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.0 N Jamaica
Brimmer Hall Estate Historical Site 3.2 S Jamaica
Clonmel Potters Gallery Art Gallery 7.1 SW Jamaica
Harmony Hall Art Gallery 9.1 W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Jamaica to Port Maria North is Port Maria. This interesting part of Jamaica is just a mile away, meaning it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. It's important to note that Ocho Rios isn't overly congested, so for guests looking to get a taste of the local culture, this section of Jamaica could make for a really nice day trip.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of hotels within a car's reach. A list of the closest options are displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Port Maria North
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Casa Maria Hotel 0.4 NNW Hotel
GoldenEye 4.0 NW Resort
Golden Seas Beach Resort 4.2 WNW Resort


Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you are willing to drive a bit. One of the nearest restaurants is Dean Meat Mart & Deli, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurants are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Port Maria North
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Dean Meat Mart & Deli (876) 725-0350 -- -- -- --
Bizot Bar (876) 622-9007 American, Jamaican Informal 3.8 mi. NW
The Gazebo (876) 622-9007 International Fine Dining 3.8 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Jamaica has several beautiful beaches, so Port Maria North is just one of your options.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Rio Nuevo Battle Site, which is located eight miles away.

While Jamaica has many alluring attractions, a trip to Port Maria North could end up a family favorite.


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