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.

Positioned near the middle of Discovery Bay, Puero Seco Beach is on the North edge of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout Jamaica are usually fairly quiet, but Puero Seco Beach is a little different.

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.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. Every destination has its own cuisine, and Jamaica is no different. One of the best places to experience delicious local dishes is right next to the coast. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

Bear in mind that the region in which Puero Seco Beach is located is rather congested, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Puero Seco Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the North coast of Jamaica. It is near Grand Bahia Principe, which is a brief cab ride's distance, and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

Historical attractions like Bob Marley's Mausoleum provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Puero Seco Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Jamaica, without having to go too far from the beach. In fact, this shore is just a cab ride away from this destination of historical interest.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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 a trip into the city is a definite option. The closest town is Runaway Bay, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, Runaway Bay is not far away, roughly four miles (six and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of hotel rooms within driving distance. A list of the closest choices have been displayed 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
Meditation Heights Hotel 5.0 mi. SSE Hotel


When you start craving an afternoon snack, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far away. Coconut Tree Restuarant & Bar is one of the closest eateries.

The following table provides a list of 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

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Jamaica besides Puero Seco Beach worth visiting.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Puero Seco Beach is what you're looking for, think about also visiting St. Ann's Bay, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it 14 miles to the east. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Bengal Beach may be a good choice. It is located a brief car or taxi trip away.

You may also want to consider Runaway Beach, located five miles away.

Jamaica has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Puero Seco Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Jamaica even more memorable.


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