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, near Tower Isle, Rio Nuevo Battle Site is on the North East coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. You will generally find plenty of beach space once you hit the sand, since the surrounding area and the beach itself are not overly congested.

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 snack bar here.

Whether you're eating lunch or just a snack at, you'll appreciate the available picnic tables.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Rio Nuevo Battle Site. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


Set on Jamaica's North East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Harmony Hall, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Jamaica, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Firefly, which is seven and a half miles away.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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

Rio Nuevo Battle Site is in the Ocho Rios area, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The city of Ocho Rios is close-by and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Rio Nuevo Battle Site, Ocho Rios is not far away, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Rio Nuevo Battle Site will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Travelers trying to find a room near Rio Nuevo Battle Site won't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to choose from in the area. Find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by looking over those listed in the table that follows.

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 someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is Glenn's Restaurant.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Jamaica has several beautiful beaches, so Rio Nuevo Battle Site is just one of your options.

You may also enjoy Tower Isle West Beach, which is located two and a half miles away.

Jamaica has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Rio Nuevo Battle Site is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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