Priory Beach

A nice beach with easy public access and a very friendly vibe on Jamaica's northern coast.

Positioned in Priory, Priory Beach is on the North coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, may really like a visit to Priory Beach. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it's not quiet or boring either.

How to Access The Beach
This beach is right off the A-1 and has an access road. You can't miss it.

Amenities and Ambiance

Enjoy calm bay waters, nearby attractions and amenities and soft white sand at this public beach.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Priory Beach. There are plenty of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in Jamaica, but eating at the beach can be especially memorable. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Jamaica's famous street food along the way.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. Additionally, you will have access to chairs and umbrellas here, so guests seeking a place to relax in the shade will not go leave unhappy. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


This spot is on Jamaica's North coast; it will be near other attractions like Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour, which is three miles away.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Jamaica, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Annandale Great House, which is one of the closest places of historical interest near Priory Beach.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, 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 Priory Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour Zip Line Site 3.2 W Jamaica
RIU Ocho Rios Casino Casino 3.6 E Jamaica
Runaway Bay Golf Course Golf Course 7.0 W Jamaica
Annandale Great House Historical Site 7.1 SE Jamaica
Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios Casino 7.9 ESE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Priory Beach is close to St. Ann's Bay, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of St. Ann's Bay, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Priory Beach, St. Ann's Bay is a fairly short distance away, about one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Priory Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is located in a relatively touristed area, it is not typically all that difficult to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For visitors wanting to book a place that's on or near the beach, the following table shows the closest accommodation options to Priory Beach.

Accommodations near Priory Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Seacrest Beach Hotel 0.4 NW Hotel
Columbus Inn 0.5 NW Hotel
Riu Ocho Rios 3.6 E Resort


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest places to eat is Be In Good Health Restaurant.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Priory Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Be In Good Health Restaurant (876) 972-9891 -- -- -- --
Lee's Fast Food (876) 972-2270 -- -- -- --
One Click Internet Cafe (876) 972-7979 -- -- -- --
Papa Rome Pizza (876) 973-4435 Italian -- -- --
Quickbite Restaurant (876) 972-1505 -- -- -- --
Bamboo Blu -- International Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, Priory Beach is just one of many beaches you might like in Jamaica.

You might also want to visit Little Laughlands Bay, located three miles away.

Jamaica has so much to offer, so visiting Priory Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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