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 heart of Saint Ann Parish, this beach is on the North edge of Jamaica. You might want to drop by even if you are not staying very close. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Jamaica. While St. Ann's Bay might be a bit off the beaten path, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Jamaica's North coast; it's located near attractions like RIU Ocho Rios Casino, which is a mile and a half away.

If you want to learn more about the history of Jamaica, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Annandale Great House, which is one of the closest locations with historical significance in the neighborhood of St. Ann's Bay.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near St. Ann's Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
RIU Ocho Rios Casino Casino 1.6 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
Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios Casino 5.9 ESE Jamaica
Runaway Bay Golf Course Golf Course 9.1 W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find St. Ann's Bay, a town which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, St. Ann's Bay is a quick trip away, roughly a mile (a kilometer and a half).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is in a fairly popular vacation destination, it is not typically all that tough to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you're looking to find a place that's near the water, the table that follows shows the closest options to St. Ann's Bay.

Accommodations near St. Ann's Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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 Jamacia Grande 5.8 mi. ESE Resort
Rooms On The Beach 5.9 mi. ESE Hotel
Crane Ridge Suites 5.9 mi. ESE Resort


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is Be In Good Health Restaurant.

Nearby restaurants are provided in the following table.

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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Jamaica, so St. Ann's Bay is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Fisherman's Beach, situated a quick car or cab ride away. On the other hand, Steer Town Beach offers more action, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's found two and a half miles to the east-southeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Priory Beach, which is located within a short distance.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Jamaica, and St. Ann's Bay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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