Silver Sands Beach

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

Located on the northeastern outskirts of Trelawny Parish, 1.5 miles northeast of Duncans, Silver Sands Beach is on the North West coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— may really like the middle ground found at Silver Sands Beach. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not quiet or boring either.

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.

You'll be able to use picnic tables at this beach, which are great for lunches or as a home base for your belongings.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Silver Sands Beach. Additionally, you will have access to umbrellas and chairs, so guests seeking some respite from the sun will not go leave unhappy. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some 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; this area boasts other attractions such as Gallery Joe James, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historic attractions, including Fort Balcarres, offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Silver Sands Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Jamaica, without venturing too far from the coast.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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

Not far away you'll find Falmouth, a town which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the beach, Falmouth is a car ride off, about eight and a half miles (14 kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may see guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Though travelers will generally find few hotels nearby, those options closest to Silver Sands Beach can be viewed 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 run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the vicinity of this coast, so you may choose to plan a picnic for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Silver Sands Beach in Jamaica.

You may also like Half Moon Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located nine miles to the west. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Bengal Beach is a location removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located a short taxi ride away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Rio Bueno Beach, which is located fairly close-by, meaning a quick ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

Silver Sands Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Jamaica you might like.


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