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 in Saint Mary Parish, 1.0 mile north of Port Maria, Port Maria North is on the North East edge of Jamaica. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Those of you who spend part of the afternoon at this beach can have a relaxing time without missing the chance to do a little people watching.

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, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's North East coast. Firefly is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Coyaba River Garden and Museum. This museum is located 14 miles to the west, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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 in Jamaica to Port Maria North is Port Maria. This location is just a mile away, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. It's important to note that Ocho Rios isn't heavily urbanized, so for guests looking to get a taste of local life, this region in Jamaica could be a great choice for a day trip.


How many other people you encounter at Port Maria North will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent number of lodgings within a car's reach. A list of the closest options can be viewed in the following table.

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


Although this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest restaurants is Dean Meat Mart & Deli, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Port Maria North
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Dean Meat Mart & Deli (876) 725-0350 -- -- -- --
Bizot Bar (876) 975-3354 Jamaican Informal 3.8 mi. NW
The Gazebo (876) 975-3354 International Fine Dining 3.8 mi. NW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Jamaica, and Port Maria North is just one option.

Vacationers may also want to visit Rio Nuevo Battle Site, located a brief cab ride away.

Maybe Port Maria North 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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