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.

Located toward the center of Portland Parish, 1.9 miles west-northwest of Fairy Hill, San San Beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Many people find that their favorite beach in Jamaica is one that is far away from the crowds, but still near many of the major hotels and restaurants; a somewhat secluded part of the coast called San San Beach usually offers the right balance.

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.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. You might also have the option to buy some food from one of the local vendors who are generally found here.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration. 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


San San Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on Jamaica's East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Folly Ruins, which is three miles away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones 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

The town of Port Antonio is close-by and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From San San Beach, Port Antonio isn't far off, about three and a half miles (six kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can attract visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotel rooms a car ride away. A list of the closest possibilities are seen in the following table.

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


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to an area restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest restaurants is Mille Fleurs. The restaurant has both Caribbean and Fusion menu items. They are also famous for their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

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

San San Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit in Jamaica.

You might also want to visit Zion Hill Beach, which is located three miles 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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