Dead End Beach

Many people find laying back and watching airplanes fly overhead to be an awe inspiring and even relaxing experience. At Dead End Beach, not only will you get to spend your day sun bathing and swimming, but the beach is located so near the airport that you can watch as countless planes land nearby.

Situated on the outskirts of Montego Bay, a mile north of "downtown," Dead End Beach is on the North West coast of Jamaica. You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. If activity and variety isn't your thing, you'll be glad that beaches here are generally pretty quiet. This atmosphere is not for everyone, though. If you seek a fun and active spot, you're more likely to have fun at Dead End Beach, which is closer to all the action.

How to Access The Beach
Dead End Beach is located behind Airport Norwood. Take Norman Manely Boulevard to Sunset Boulevard, and then Kent Avenue. The beach is just beyond Sandals Montego Bay.

Amenities and Ambiance

Dead End Beach is backed by a slightly busy road, and shortly thereafter the airport. This makes the beach itself a thin ribbon of white sand that leads to relatively calm aquamarine waters.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Be mindful that the region in which Dead End Beach is located is rather congested, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Jamaica's North West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge, which is a mile to the south-southwest.

Historical attractions like Fort Montego provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Dead End Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Jamaica's past, without having to go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this site can be found one and a quarter miles from this place of historical interest.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Dead End Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge Slot Machine Arcade 1.0 mi. SSW Jamaica
Caribbean Treasures Gaming Lounge Gambling Arcade 1.0 mi. S Jamaica
Fort Montego Historical Site 1.3 mi. S Jamaica
Montego Civic Center Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 1.6 mi. S Jamaica
Treasure Hunt Montego Bay Casino 2.0 mi. S Jamaica
Gallery of West Indian Art Art Gallery 3.2 mi. SSE Jamaica
RIU Montego Bay Game Room Slot Machine Arcade 3.3 mi. ENE Jamaica
Bellefield Great House Historical Site 3.6 mi. SSE Jamaica
Vegas Gaming Bogue Gambling Arcade 3.9 mi. S Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Dead End Beach is close to Montego Bay, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Dead End Beach guests seeking a little additional excitement might consider checking out Montego Bay, which is nearby and is an area full of activity. From the coast, Montego Bay is a fairly short distance away, about one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is located in a relatively popular vacation area, it typically isn't a great challenge to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For vacationers looking to book a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows shows the closest accommodations to Dead End Beach.

Accommodations near Dead End Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Buccaneer Beach Hotel 0.1 mi. S Hotel
Sandals Carlyle 0.4 mi. S Resort
Tobys Resort 0.4 mi. SSW Hotel
Hotel Gloriana 0.4 mi. S Hotel
Executive Inn 0.5 mi. SE Hotel
Royal Decameron Montego Beach Hotel 0.5 mi. SSW Resort
Verney's Tropical Resort 0.6 mi. S Hotel
Grandiosa Hotel 0.6 mi. S Hotel
Wexford Hotel 0.6 mi. S Hotel
Casablanca Beach Hotel 0.8 mi. SSW Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far away. One of the closest restaurants is Landings Cafe. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Dead End Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Landings Cafe (876) 971-3753 -- -- 0.1 mi. S
The Carlyle (876) 952-4140 Eclectic Informal 0.4 mi. S
Grandiosa Hotel Restaurant (876) 979-3205 -- Informal 0.6 mi. S
Rosella’s Restaurant (876) 952-2854 Caribbean, Fusion Informal 0.6 mi. S
Groovy Grouper Beach Bar & Grill (876) 952-8287 Jamaican Very Casual 0.7 mi. SSW
Sea View Restaurant and Bar (876) 940-6116 American, Jamaican Informal 0.8 mi. S
Chilitos Mexican Restaurant (876) 952-4615 -- -- 0.8 mi. SSW
The Brewery (876) 940-2433 English, Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Biggs's BBQ (876) 952-9488 American, Jamaican Very Casual 1.0 mi. SSW
Burger King - Gloucester Ave. -- American Very Casual 1.0 mi. SSW
The Pelican (876) 952-3171 Jamaican Informal 1.0 mi. S
The Waterfall Restaurant (876) 952-4420 International, Jamaican Informal 1.0 mi. S

Other Beaches

Of course, Dead End Beach is just one of many beaches you might like in Jamaica.

You might also want to visit Bucaneer Beach, located a half mile away.

While Jamaica has many alluring attractions, visiting Dead End Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Jamaica even more memorable.


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