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 dropping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. While Silver Sands Beach isn't particularly secluded, visitors will notice fewer people here than are at the other, usually crowded beaches in Jamaica. So while this isn't the most private place on the island to spend time with your sweetheart, this beach will have much less traffic to dodge during, say, a romantic walk along the water.

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.

Those who wish to eat lunch here will enjoy having access to picnic tables.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Silver Sands Beach. You will also be pleased to find umbrellas and chairs here, so guests looking for a shaded area to relax will not be disappointed. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Jamaica's North West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Gallery Joe James, which is one of the favorite local destinations.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Outameni Experience. This museum is located just a brief cab ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Silver Sands Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Gallery Joe James Art Gallery 3.6 E Jamaica
Outameni Experience Museum 5.7 W 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

Cities and Towns

The town of Falmouth is close-by and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Falmouth is found maybe eight and a half miles (14 kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

There is a pretty good variety of resorts and hotels to choose from in the area around the beach. The most convenient of which are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Silver Sands Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa 3.6 E Resort
Royalton White Sands 5.4 W Resort
Retreat Guesthouse Luxury Suites 5.5 W Guest house


There aren't any restaurants right on this location, so you might want to pack a lunch for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Jamaica, so Silver Sands Beach is not your only option.

You might also enjoy Half Moon Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. You'll find it 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 brief car or taxi trip away.

Another location you may want to try is Rio Bueno Beach, located fairly close-by, which means a quick cab ride is an easy option.

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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