Rio Nuevo Battle Site

Soft sand, warm waters and the mouth of the Rio Nuevo make this an enjoyable beach to explore.

Located in the vicinity of Ocho Rios, close to Tower Isle, Rio Nuevo Battle Site is on the North East edge of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Visitors should keep in mind that, while Rio Nuevo Battle Site is by no means quiet and secluded, you wouldn't necessarily call it a busy beach either. This makes it a good option for families who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

How to Access The Beach
There are sandy pathways from the road that lead to this little beach and parking is available.

Amenities and Ambiance

This little patch of sand almost seems to be hiding in the bay that it rests upon. The coastal road curves away from this beach and promotes this effect. This beach is surrounded by development, but there's very little on the actual beach itself.

There is also a concession stand available.

One obvious convenience is this beach's picnic facilities, which make beach dining less messy, and are good spots for lounging.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Rio Nuevo Battle Site. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's North East coast. It is close to Harmony Hall, which is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

History-focused attractions such as Firefly are the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Rio Nuevo Battle Site, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Jamaica's past, without straying too far from the coastline. In fact, this shoreline is within cab range of this place of historical interest.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Rio Nuevo Battle Site
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Harmony Hall Art Gallery 1.1 WSW Jamaica
Sandals Golf and Country Club Golf Course 3.7 WSW Jamaica
Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios Casino 6.1 W Jamaica
Clonmel Potters Gallery Art Gallery 7.4 SSE Jamaica
Firefly Museum 7.6 E Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Ocho Rios is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Ocho Rios is not far away, roughly four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Those trying to find a hotel room close to the beach won't find it very tough, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to pick from nearby. You'll find the closest, most convenient booking options by viewing what's shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Rio Nuevo Battle Site
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Couples Tower Isle 1.8 mi. WNW Resort
Sea Palms -- -- B & B
Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club 2.3 mi. E Resort
The Blue House 3.4 mi. W B & B
Couples Sans Souci 3.7 mi. W Resort
Crystal Ripple Beach Lodge 3.9 mi. W Lodge
Executive Shaw Park Guest House 3.9 mi. W Hotel
Golden Seas Beach Resort 4.0 mi. E Resort
Shaw Park Beach Hotel All Inclusive 4.0 mi. W Hotel
Jamaica Inn 4.2 mi. W Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is Glenn's Restaurant.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Rio Nuevo Battle Site
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Glenn's Restaurant (876) 975-4360 -- -- -- --
Tower Jerk Center & Bar (876) 975-4644 Jamaican -- 1.1 mi. W
Toscanini Italian Restaurant & Bar (876) 975-4785 Italian Informal 2.2 mi. WNW
Lobster Shack (876) 975-5106 Caribbean Very Casual 2.6 mi. WNW
Le Gourmet (876) 906-3822 French Fine Dining 3.5 mi. W
Jamaica Inn Restaurant (876) 974-2514 International Informal 4.2 mi. W
Bizot Bar (876) 622-9007 American, Jamaican Informal 4.6 mi. E
The Gazebo (876) 622-9007 International Fine Dining 4.6 mi. E
The Reef Terrace Restaurant (888) 726-3257 Caribbean Informal 4.7 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Rio Nuevo Battle Site in Jamaica.

Vacationers may also want to visit Tower Isle West Beach, which is located two and a half miles away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Jamaica, and Rio Nuevo Battle Site is just one of the many options.


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