Puero Seco Beach

Discover Bay, which is where Christopher Columbus was said to have first landed in Jamaica, is the location of Puero Seco Beach. This beach is a favorite amongst families, because there is so much to do here. A water slide is available for the younger set, and there are places to rent motorized water sports for adults.

Located in Discovery Bay, Puero Seco Beach is on the North edge of Jamaica. You might want even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Although travel usually involves making dozens of little decisions, choosing a suitable beach may be one of the more important things you do. Puero Seco Beach is one of many fun beaches in Jamaica to consider.

How to Access The Beach

Puero Seco Beach is in Discovery Bay, just 5 miles west of Runaway Bay. Take Norman Manley Boulevard to Fortlands Road to access the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Puero Seco Beach looks out over Discovery Bay from the east. The shore is lined with soft, white sand and enjoys very calm waters. Especially by the port that juts out into the sea, you'll find that you can walk about 15 to 20 feet into the water before it begins to get deep.

There is also a great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. There all types of dining experiences to be had in Jamaica, but trying local cusine right on the beach can be especially enjoyable. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Since Puero Seco Beach is located within a popular area that can get crowded, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Jamaica's North coast; the area hosts attractions such as Grand Bahia Principe, which is three miles away.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Outameni Experience, a lovely museum found only a taxi ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Puero Seco Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Grand Bahia Principe Casino 3.2 E Jamaica
Runaway Bay Golf Course Golf Course 4.8 E Jamaica
Gallery Joe James Art Gallery 4.9 W Jamaica
Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour Zip Line Site 8.6 E Jamaica
Bob Marley's Mausoleum Historical Site 14.0 SE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Puero Seco Beach is very close to Runaway Bay, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Runaway Bay is nearby and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the beach, Runaway Bay is not far away, maybe four miles (six and a half kilometers).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good number of places to stay which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest possibilities are seen in the list below.

Accommodations near Puero Seco Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Alpha & Omega Guesthouse 0.3 mi. SSW Guest house
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica 3.2 mi. E Resort
Club Ambiance 3.6 mi. E Resort
Piper's Cove Resort 4.2 mi. E Resort
Sunflower Beach Resort 4.2 mi. E Cottages
Jewel Runaway Bay Resort 4.6 mi. E Resort
Villa Sonaté 4.8 mi. E Hotel
Runaway Bay H.E.A.R.T. Hotel 4.8 mi. E Resort
The Cardiff Hotel and Spa 4.8 mi. E Resort
Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa 4.9 mi. W Resort


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you try a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, within a reachable distance. Coconut Tree Restuarant & Bar is one of the closest eateries.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Puero Seco Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Coconut Tree Restuarant & Bar (876) 973-9720 -- -- -- --
Ultimate Jerk Center (876) 973-2054 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Pablo's (876) 845-5108 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Don Pablo Gourmet Restaurant (305) 774-0040 Contemporary Informal 3.2 mi. E
Flavours Beach Bar and Restaurant (876) 973-5457 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Jerky's -- Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Kidz Buffet (876) 973-4591 American Very Casual -- --
Rising Sun Restaurant & Bistro (876) 973-7908 -- -- -- --
Sharkie's -- International Very Casual -- --
Tek it Easy -- Jamaican Very Casual -- --
The British Bulldog -- British Very Casual -- --
Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill (844) 903-1160 American Very Casual 4.6 mi. E

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many nice beaches, so if Puero Seco Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Puero Seco Beach is one of the features you love, think about checking out St. Ann's Bay, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located 14 miles to the east. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Bengal Beach could be a good option for you. It is located a short taxi ride away.

You might also want to visit Runaway Beach, located five miles away.

You may find that Puero Seco Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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