St. Ann's Bay

The best feature about this beach is that its on a small cove and the cape here spouts beautiful splashing waves. Close to amenities but not dominated by urban sprawl, the proximity to the town makes this beach feel like a special escape.

Located near the middle of Saint Ann Parish, this beach is on the North coast of Jamaica. You might want even if you are not staying nearby. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in Jamaica. While St. Ann's Bay might be a little more difficult to reach, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


St. Ann's Bay is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the North coast of Jamaica. It's located near RIU Ocho Rios Casino, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a number of local attractions.

If you're intrigued by Jamaica's history, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Annandale Great House, which is one of the closest destinations of historical interest in the neighborhood of St. Ann's Bay.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near St. Ann's Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
RIU Ocho Rios Casino Casino 1.6 ESE Jamaica
Mystic Mountain Amusement/Theme Park 4.5 ESE Jamaica
Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour Zip Line Site 5.3 W Jamaica
Annandale Great House Historical Site 5.6 SE Jamaica
Sunset Jamaica Grande Casino Slot Machine Arcade 5.8 ESE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

This beach is in the St. Ann's Bay area, so walking the city is a definite option. St. Ann's Bay is the closest city and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, St. Ann's Bay isn't far off, about a mile (a kilometer and a half).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is situated in a pretty popular tourist destination, it is not typically very tough to find a hotel close-by that suits your needs. For vacationers wanting to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table lists the closest accommodation options to St. Ann's Bay.

Accommodations near St. Ann's Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Ocean Front Resort 1.2 mi. E Resort
Riu Ocho Rios 1.6 mi. ESE Resort
Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort & Spa 1.8 mi. ESE Resort
Seacrest Beach Hotel 2.4 mi. W Hotel
Columbus Inn 2.4 mi. W Hotel
Tranquility Cove -- -- Resort
Fisherman's Point 5.7 mi. ESE Resort
SandCastles Resort 5.8 mi. ESE Hotel
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande 5.8 mi. ESE Resort
Rooms On The Beach 5.9 mi. ESE Hotel


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is Be In Good Health Restaurant.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near St. Ann's Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Be In Good Health Restaurant (876) 972-9891 -- -- -- --
Lee's Fast Food (876) 972-2270 -- -- -- --
One Click Internet Cafe (876) 972-7979 -- -- -- --
Papa Rome Pizza (876) 973-4435 Italian -- -- --
Quickbite Restaurant (876) 972-1505 -- -- -- --
Bamboo Blu -- International Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Jamaica, so St. Ann's Bay is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Fisherman's Beach, situated a short taxi ride away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that Steer Town Beach is just right. It's located two and a half miles to the east-southeast.

You might also want to visit Priory Beach, which is located two miles to the west.

Jamaica has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and St. Ann's Bay is just one of the many options.


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