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.

Situated in Saint Ann Parish, this beach is on the North edge of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying nearby. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you should check out St. Ann's Bay, a pretty, but less popular part of the coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Found on Jamaica's North coast; this area boasts other attractions such as RIU Ocho Rios Casino, which is pretty close, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

Historical attractions such as Annandale Great House offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of St. Ann's Bay, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Jamaica, without venturing too far from the coast.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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

This beach is near St. Ann's Bay, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. St. Ann's Bay is the closest city and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, St. Ann's Bay isn't far off, about a mile (a kilometer and a half).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Guests seeking a place to stay not far from St. Ann's Bay won't find it that tough, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from in the surrounding area. You will find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's listed below.

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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest places to eat is Be In Good Health Restaurant.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown below.

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, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Jamaica, so St. Ann's Bay is not your only option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Fisherman's Beach, situated a short taxi ride away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Steer Town Beach may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it two and a half miles to the east-southeast.

Another location you may want to try is Priory Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Jamaica; then again, visiting St. Ann's Bay or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Jamaica even more memorable.


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