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 are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, while Rio Nuevo Battle Site is by no means quiet and secluded, it's also not one of Jamaica's most crowded beaches. This makes it a good option for vacationers who want to visit a somewhat lively beach but also want to skip out on the crowds.

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.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option.

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

Rio Nuevo Battle Site does have public restrooms for your convenience. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


Rio Nuevo Battle Site is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North East coast of Jamaica; the area is home to other attractions such as Harmony Hall, which is two miles to the west-northwest.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Firefly, a lovely museum found seven and a half miles to the east, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If you're looking for nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Rio Nuevo Battle Site
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Harmony Hall Art Gallery 2.2 WNW Jamaica
Sandals Golf and Country Club Golf Course 3.7 WSW Jamaica
Firefly Museum 7.6 E Jamaica
Dolphin Discovery Zoo 7.8 W Jamaica
Galina Lighthouse Lighthouse 8.0 E Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Ocho Rios is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Ocho Rios is a fairly short distance away, about four and a half miles (seven 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. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is in a relatively popular vacation area, it is not typically a great challenge to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For those looking to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows lists the closest accommodation options to Rio Nuevo Battle Site.

Accommodations near Rio Nuevo Battle Site
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Couples Tower Isle 1.8 mi. WNW Resort
Chrisanns Beach Resort 2.1 mi. WNW Villa complex
Sea Palms 2.3 mi. WNW Villa complex
Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club 2.3 mi. E Resort
Sea Palms 2.3 mi. WNW B & B
The Blue House 3.4 mi. W B & B
Couples Sans Souci 3.7 mi. W Resort
Kaz Kreol Beach Lodge 3.9 mi. W Lodge
Shaw Park Beach Hotel All Inclusive 4.0 mi. W Hotel
Jamaica Inn 4.2 mi. W Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Toscanini Italian Restaurant & Bar. This restaurant serves Italian cuisine. Many guests rave about their pasta. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Rio Nuevo Battle Site
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Toscanini Italian Restaurant & Bar (876) 975-4785 Italian Informal 2.2 mi. WNW
Jamaica Inn Restaurant (876) 974-2514 International Informal 4.3 mi. W
Le Papillion Restaurant (888) 726-3537 Continental, French Fine Dining 4.5 mi. W
Bizot Bar (876) 922-9009 American, Jamaican Informal 4.6 mi. E
The Gazebo (876) 922-9009 International Fine Dining 4.6 mi. E

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them in Jamaica will have lots of options besides Rio Nuevo Battle Site.

You might also want to visit Tower Isle West Beach, located within a couple of miles.

You may find that Rio Nuevo Battle Site is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, Jamaica offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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