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 toward the center of Discovery Bay, Puero Seco Beach is on the North edge of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Although Jamaica has more secluded beaches than Puero Seco Beach, it offers just enough privacy to attract small crowds.

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 an assortment of dining options in Jamaica, but not all your meals have to be in a sit-down restaurant. Many visitors, in fact, would rather eat lunch by the shoreline than in a different restaurant. 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.

There is also a snack bar here.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Remember to take into account that the immediate vicinity around Puero Seco Beach is a popular spot, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Puero Seco Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on Jamaica's North coast. It is near some interesting sites like Grand Bahia Principe, which is found three miles to the east, and it is one of a number of local attractions.

Historical attractions such as Bob Marley's Mausoleum offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Puero Seco Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Jamaica, if you enjoy exploring unfamiliar places. As a matter of fact, this site can be found within driving distance from this historical destination.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Puero Seco Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Grand Bahia Principe Casino 3.2 E Jamaica
Gallery Joe James Art Gallery 4.2 W Jamaica
Runaway Bay Golf Course Golf Course 4.8 E 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 close to Runaway Bay, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Runaway Bay, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Runaway Bay is not far away, roughly four miles (six and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent selection of hotels within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient options are seen in the list below.

Accommodations near Puero Seco Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
The Cardiff Hotel and Spa 4.8 mi. E Resort
Silver Creek Resort 4.9 mi. E Villa complex
Meditation Heights Hotel 5.0 mi. SSE Hotel
Runaway Bay Heart Hotel 5.2 mi. E Hotel


When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Ultimate Jerk Center. This restaurant offers a menu of Jamaican food. They're also renowned for their barbecue and chicken. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Puero Seco Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Ultimate Jerk Center (876) 973-2054 Jamaican Very Casual 1.6 mi. E
Don Pablo Gourmet Restaurant (305) 774-0040 Contemporary Informal 3.2 mi. E
The Lobster Bowl (876) 954-0048 Caribbean, Jamaican Informal 4.1 mi. W
Kidz Buffet (876) 973-4591 American Very Casual 4.5 mi. E
Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill (844) 903-1160 American Very Casual 4.6 mi. E
Coral Café (844) 903-1160 Caribbean, Jamaican Very Casual 4.6 mi. E
Golden Saber Sushi (844) 903-1160 Japanese Informal 4.6 mi. E
Moonstone (844) 903-1160 Italian Fine Dining 4.6 mi. E
Platinum (844) 903-1160 Caribbean, Contemporary Fine Dining 4.6 mi. E
The Jade Samurai (844) 903-1160 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Fine Dining 4.6 mi. E

Other Beaches

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

You might also enjoy St. Ann's Bay, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located 14 miles to the east. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Bengal Beach is a beach removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it a quick car or cab ride away.

Another option worth considering is Runaway Beach, which is located five miles away.

While Jamaica has many alluring attractions, Puero Seco Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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