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.

Located toward the center of 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 even if you are not staying very close. It's often said that Port Maria North is the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches in Jamaica may be just as breezy and refreshing, but are usually busier because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's North East coast; it's located near attractions like Firefly, which is three quarters of a mile to the northwest.

Historical attractions like Brimmer Hall Estate provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Port Maria North, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Jamaica's past. As a matter of fact, this shoreline is three miles from this place of historical significance.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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
Harmony Hall Art Gallery 10.4 W Jamaica
Sandals Golf and Country Club Golf Course 11.1 W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest part in Jamaica to Port Maria North is Port Maria. This friendly part of Jamaica is only a mile away, meaning it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Keep in mind that this section in Jamaica is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a pleasant day trip for guests who want to see more of the area.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent assortment of resort and hotel options to pick from in the area around Port Maria North. The most convenient of which are listed below.

Accommodations near Port Maria North
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Casa Maria Hotel 0.4 NNW Hotel
Blue Harbour Guest House and Villas 0.8 N Villa complex
Galina Breeze Hotel 1.0 N B & B


Although this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is Bizot Bar, which is a brief car or taxi trip away.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Port Maria North
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bizot Bar (876) 922-9009 American, Jamaican Informal 3.8 mi. NW
The Gazebo (876) 922-9009 International Fine Dining 3.8 mi. NW

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Jamaica, of course, so Port Maria North is just one of your options.

You may also want to consider Rio Nuevo Battle Site, which is located eight miles to the west.

Jamaica has so much to offer, and Port Maria North is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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