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 heart of Discovery Bay, Puero Seco Beach is on the North coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying very close. Though travel usually involves making dozens of little decisions, choosing a beach that suits your family could be one of the most important. 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.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. There are several types of dining experiences to be enjoyed in Jamaica, but having a meal on the beach can be a particularly memorable one. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

You should remember that Puero Seco Beach's location is a bustling area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Jamaica's North coast. It is near Grand Bahia Principe, which is located three miles away, and it is one of the local attractions.

Historic attractions, including Bob Marley's Mausoleum, offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Puero Seco Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Jamaica's past, without having to go too far from the beach. Actually, this coast is within reach of a cab from this historical destination.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Runaway Bay, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the beach, Runaway Bay is not far away, roughly four miles (six and a half kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Vacationers will find a decent variety of resorts and hotels to pick from in the area around Puero Seco Beach. The closest of which are listed in the table that follows.

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're starving for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Coconut Tree Restuarant & Bar.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Travelers in search of the perfect beach in Jamaica will have lots of options besides Puero Seco Beach.

If the active mood at Puero Seco Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider heading to St. Ann's Bay, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it 14 miles to the east. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Bengal Beach is a beach secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it a brief car or taxi trip away.

Vacationers may 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; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Jamaica you might like.


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