Rio Nuevo Battle Site

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

Set in the vicinity of Ocho Rios, near Tower Isle, Rio Nuevo Battle Site is on the North East coast of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, might enjoy stopping by Rio Nuevo Battle Site for a few hours. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's not totally secluded either.

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 located here is another lunchtime alternative.

Picnic tables are on-site——great for full-fledged lunches or afternoon snacks.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Rio Nuevo Battle Site because there are public restrooms. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Jamaica's North East coast. It's located near Harmony Hall, which is among the the area's interesting attractions.

If you're intrigued by Jamaica's history, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For instance, nearby is Firefly, which is a rather short taxi ride away from the coast.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions 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
Wassi Art Pottery Works Art Gallery 5.9 W Jamaica
Sunset Jamaica Grande Casino Slot Machine Arcade 6.0 W Jamaica
Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios Casino 6.1 W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Ocho Rios, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the beach, Ocho Rios is a fairly short distance away, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Travelers trying to find a room near Rio Nuevo Battle Site shouldn't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to pick from in the area. Find the closest booking options by looking over 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


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to eat at an area restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest restaurants is Glenn's Restaurant.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

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) 975-3354 Jamaican Informal 4.6 mi. E
The Gazebo (876) 975-3354 International Fine Dining 4.6 mi. E
The Reef Terrace Restaurant (888) 726-3257 Caribbean Informal 4.7 mi. W

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices in Jamaica besides Rio Nuevo Battle Site.

You may also want to consider Tower Isle West Beach, which is located two and a half miles to the west-northwest.

While Jamaica has many alluring attractions, Rio Nuevo Battle Site is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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