Silver Sands Beach

A lovely beach on Jamaica's North shore with dazzling white sands and clear waters.

Located in Trelawny Parish, 1.5 miles northeast of Duncans, Silver Sands Beach is on the North West edge of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. The beaches in Jamaica aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, however, Silver Sands Beach is tamer than most, which offers some middle ground to those who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

How to Access The Beach
A public access point exists on the West side of this beach and you will never be made to feel unwelcome here, even if you're not renting one of the adjacent villas.

Amenities and Ambiance

Smooth and long, this beach is peppered with villas and visitors. There is a cute little gazebo by the water.

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

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. You will also be pleased to find chairs and umbrellas here, so guests looking for a shaded area to relax will get their wish. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Silver Sands Beach is on the North West coast of Jamaica. Gallery Joe James is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Outameni Theme Park. This museum is relatively near Silver Sands Beach, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Silver Sands Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Gallery Joe James Art Gallery 3.6 E Jamaica
Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium Sporting Event Venue 7.0 W Jamaica
Fort Balcarres Historical Site 8.3 W Jamaica
Outameni Theme Park Museum 8.5 W Jamaica
Albert George Market Historical Site 8.7 W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Silver Sands Beach is very close to Falmouth, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Falmouth is the closest city and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Falmouth is about eight and a half miles (14 kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Silver Sands Beach is not near very many major hotels, but you may meet visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Though vacationers will find few accommodations in the region, those accommodation options closest to Silver Sands Beach can be seen in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Silver Sands Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Royalton White Sands 5.4 W Resort
Retreat Guesthouse Luxury Suites 5.5 W Guest house
Franklyn D. Resort 5.7 W Resort


You might not find any places to eat right on this coast, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Silver Sands Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Jamaica.

If the active mood at Silver Sands Beach is what you're looking for, consider heading to Half Moon Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located nine miles to the west. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Bengal Beach is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it a short taxi ride away.

Another location you may want to try is Rio Bueno Beach, which is located not too far away, so a quick cab ride is an easy option.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Silver Sands Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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