San San Beach

San San Beach is a private beach near Frenchman's Cove for guests of surrounding resorts. One of the biggest scuba diving reefs is near San San Beach for experienced and adventurous scuba divers, while smaller reefs perfect for snorkeling are just off the coast. Rent equipment or book fishing expeditions here and check out the lunch bar for a snack or island cocktail.

Set near the center of Portland Parish, 1.9 miles west-northwest of Fairy Hill, San San Beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Seclusion and privacy are the features which most exemplify Jamaica's beaches, but the ambiance at San San Beach is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach
San San Beach is located just off A4, down a crudely paved road that leads directly to the sand, however, most people access the beach through their resort.

Amenities and Ambiance

San San Beach has a narrow but lengthy white sandy beach with palm trees and bright topaz waters. A variety of small reefs are just off shore for good snorkeling, and a small island can be seen from the sand.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. Sometimes, visitors will be able to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface. Visitors and locals come to enjoy the beaches at San San, while the shores are also home to the owners of wealthy homes that are along the nearby peninsula of Alligator Head.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Jamaica's East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Folly Ruins, which is three miles away.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near San San Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Folly Ruins Historical Site 3.0 W Jamaica
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.2 W Jamaica
Christ Church Historical Site 3.5 W Jamaica
Portland Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.3 W Jamaica
Old Pera Windmill Historical Site 21.6 S Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Port Antonio, a town which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Port Antonio isn't far off, maybe three and a half miles (six 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. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers will find a pretty good assortment of hotel and resort options to choose from near San San Beach. The most convenient of which can be seen in the table that follows.

Accommodations near San San Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Geejam 0.7 mi. W Hotel
Tropical Lagoon 0.8 mi. SE Hotel
Mocking Bird Hill 1.2 mi. WSW Lodge
Jamaica Palace Hotel 1.4 mi. W Hotel
Hotel Tim Bamboo 3.1 mi. W Hotel
Mango Ridge Guest Cottages 3.6 mi. W Cottages
Demontevin Lodge Hotel 3.6 mi. W Hotel
San San Tropez 4.6 mi. W Hotel
Great Huts 4.9 mi. SE Lodge
By the Sea 7.2 mi. W B & B


If during your visit you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far away. Mille Fleurs is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Fusion cuisines. They are also famous for their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.

The table below lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near San San Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mille Fleurs (876) 993-7267 Caribbean, Fusion Fine Dining 0.4 mi. SSE
Bushbar (876) 993-7000 Jamaican Informal 0.7 mi. W
Woody's Low Bridge Place (876) 436-5624 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
The Veranda (876) 633-7100 International Fine Dining 1.9 mi. WNW
Boston Jerk Centre -- Jamaican Very Casual 2.8 mi. ESE
Wi Yard Anna Banana's (876) 542-1497 Caribbean Informal 2.9 mi. W
Survival Beach Restaurant (876) 384-4730 Jamaican, Vegetarian Very Casual 3.0 mi. W
Shadows (876) 933-3823 Eclectic Very Casual -- --
Dekal Internet Cafe & Bistro (876) 297-7566 International Very Casual 3.7 mi. W
Brisc Sports Bar and Grill -- Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Chicken Place Restaurant & Catering Servs The (876) 993-4984 -- -- -- --
D-Tech Computers Internet Cafe (876) 715-4601 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many nice beaches, so San San Beach is just one of your options.

You may also want to consider Zion Hill Beach, located only a short distance away.

Of course, Jamaica has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but San San Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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