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.

Situated 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 even if you aren't staying very close. Many of the beaches in Jamaica are quiet and secluded, but San San Beach is a little different. You'll still find it has a calm, serene mood, but you can visit 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.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. Sometimes, visitors will be able to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. 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 always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the East coast of Jamaica; the area is home to other attractions such as Folly Ruins, which is three miles away.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. 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
Old Pera Windmill Historical Site 21.6 S Jamaica
Sun Coast Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park 23.7 SW Jamaica
Bull Bay Football Club Spectator Teams and Clubs 25.0 SW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

San San Beach is close to Port Antonio, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The nearby town of Port Antonio is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Port Antonio is a fairly short distance away, maybe three and a half miles (six kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a good amount of hotel rooms within driving distance. A few of the more convenient choices have been displayed in the table below.

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
Jamaica Heights Resort -- -- Cottages
San San Tropez 4.6 mi. W Hotel
Great Huts 4.9 mi. SE Lodge


If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far away. One of the closest restaurants is Mille Fleurs. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and European menu items. Many guests rave about their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near San San Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mille Fleurs (876) 993-7267 Caribbean, European 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
Anna Banana's (876) 715-6533 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 -- --
Timeout Sports Bar & Grill (876) 537-0869 American Very Casual 3.6 mi. W
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 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if San San Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Zion Hill Beach, located only a short distance away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Jamaica, but a trip to San San Beach could end up a family favorite.


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