Steer Town Beach

This beach has soft white sand with a few patches of famous Caribbean pink sand. Trees line the back side of the beach, but nothing sits on the sand or shore itself. Development hovers nearby but skips the beach itself.

Located 4.7 miles west of Ocho Rios, Steer Town Beach is on the North coast of Jamaica. You might want whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town might really enjoy an afternoon at Steer Town Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Situated in a bay and with a wide stretch of sand, this is a very pretty beach that meets the warm Caribbean sea.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Steer Town Beach visitors find convenient and satisfying. There are various types of dining experiences to be enjoyed in Jamaica, but eating at the beach can be a particularly memorable one. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Jamaica's famous street food along the way.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Steer Town Beach is the ultimate convenience.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Steer Town Beach because there are public restrooms. Shower facilities are available, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand. In addition, you'll find umbrellas and chairs, so visitors looking for a place to relax in the shade will not be disappointed. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

What's Nearby


Found on the North coast of Jamaica; it's located near attractions like RIU Ocho Rios Casino, which is a mile away.

If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Coyaba River Garden and Museum, a lovely museum found three and a half miles to the southeast, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Steer Town Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
RIU Ocho Rios Casino Casino 1.0 mi. NW Jamaica
Mystic Mountain Amusement/Theme Park 1.9 mi. ESE Jamaica
Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios Casino 3.3 mi. ESE Jamaica
Sunset Jamaica Grande Casino Slot Machine Arcade 3.3 mi. E Jamaica
Wassi Art Pottery Works Art Gallery 3.4 mi. E Jamaica
Annandale Great House Historical Site 3.6 mi. S Jamaica
Coyaba River Garden and Museum Museum 3.6 mi. SE Jamaica
Sandals Golf and Country Club Golf Course 6.5 mi. ESE Jamaica
Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour Zip Line Site 7.7 mi. W Jamaica
Harmony Hall Art Gallery 8.2 mi. E Jamaica
Runaway Bay Golf Course Golf Course 11.5 mi. W Jamaica
Bob Marley's Mausoleum Historical Site 12.0 mi. SW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of St. Ann's Bay, 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, St. Ann's Bay isn't far off, roughly three and a half miles (five kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is located in a pretty popular vacation spot, it is not usually that difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For vacationers wanting to find a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows lists the accommodation options closest to Steer Town Beach.

Accommodations near Steer Town Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort & Spa 0.8 mi. NW Resort
Riu Ocho Rios 1.0 mi. NW Resort
Ocean Front Resort 1.5 mi. NW Resort
Tranquility Cove -- -- Resort
Fisherman's Point 3.1 mi. ESE Resort
SandCastles Resort 3.3 mi. ESE Hotel
Crane Ridge Suites 3.3 mi. ESE Resort
Rooms On The Beach 3.3 mi. ESE Hotel
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande 3.3 mi. E Resort
Pineapple Court Hotel 3.3 mi. ESE Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest places to eat is Bamboo Blu. This restaurant has International cuisine. They are also known for their seafood.

A list of nearby restaurants is included in the following table.

Restaurants near Steer Town Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bamboo Blu -- International Very Casual -- --
Whalers (876) 530-7897 Caribbean Very Casual 3.0 mi. ESE
Oceans 11 Seafood Restaurant (876) 974-6896 International, Thai -- 3.0 mi. ESE
Blue Runnings (876) 675-8794 Jamaican Very Casual 3.1 mi. ESE
Coconuts On The Bay Restaurant & Bar (876) 795-0064 International, Jamaican -- 3.1 mi. ESE
Little Pub Restaurant (876) 974-2324 Bar and grill Very Casual -- --
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 -- -- -- --
Fusion Restaurant and Bar (800) 971-5100 Jamaican Informal 3.3 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

Steer Town Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit in Jamaica.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Fisherman's Beach, located a brief car or taxi trip away. Others might prefer St. Ann's Bay, which offers more action, and is closer to other popular destinations. You'll find it two and a half miles to the west-northwest.

You may also enjoy Dunn's River Beach, located a mile away. Dunn's River Beach offers vacationers the chance to get a bird's eye view of Jamaica from the top of its majestic falls.

Of course, Jamaica has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Steer Town Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Jamaica even more memorable.


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