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 in Saint Mary Parish, 1.0 mile north of Port Maria, Port Maria North is on the North East coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Those of you who spend part of the afternoon at this beach will be able to escape the city's bustle without missing an opportunity to meet new people.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Port Maria North on the North East coast of Jamaica. Firefly is situated three quarters of a mile away, and it is among the popular spots in the area.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 closest region in Jamaica to Port Maria North is Port Maria. This interesting part of Jamaica is only a mile from the beach, which means you needn't use up an entire day here. It should be noted that Ocho Rios is not very crowded, so for guests wishing to get a taste of local life, this region of Jamaica could be a great choice for a day trip.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers will find a decent variety of hotel options to pick from near the beach. The most convenient of which are shown 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


While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you're prepared to drive a bit. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Dean Meat Mart & Deli, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below provides a list of dining options 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) 622-9007 American, Jamaican Informal 3.8 mi. NW
The Gazebo (876) 622-9007 International Fine Dining 3.8 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Port Maria North in Jamaica.

Vacationers may also want to visit Rio Nuevo Battle Site, which is located eight miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in Jamaica, and paying a visit to Port Maria North is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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