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.

Located on the outskirts of Montego Bay, a mile north of downtown, Dead End Beach is on the North West edge of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Jamaica's beaches are known for being quite secluded, offering beautiful backdrops and few disturbances. While these beaches are a perfect fit for some, busy vacationers may prefer something a little less out-of-the-way, like Dead End Beach.

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.

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.

Since Dead End Beach is of course located inside a commonly visited area, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Dead End Beach is on Jamaica's North West coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

History-focused attractions such as Fort Montego are a nice compliment to a soothing day at Dead End Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Jamaica's past. As a matter of fact, this coast is just a walk or cab ride from this place of historical significance.

If you're looking for 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
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 2.1 mi. ENE Jamaica
Saba Art Gallery & Frames Art Gallery 2.5 mi. SE Jamaica
Gallery of West Indian Art Art Gallery 2.6 mi. S Jamaica
Bellefield Great House Historical Site 3.6 mi. SSE Jamaica
Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery Art Gallery 6.2 mi. SSE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Dead End Beach is very close to Montego Bay, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Guests visiting Dead End Beach who are seeking other opportunities for exploration should think about heading to Montego Bay, because it's not far away and is an active, busy area. From the coast, Montego Bay is just up the road, maybe one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Beach-goers hoping to find a hotel room close to Dead End Beach won't find it very difficult, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from in the immediate vicinity. You can find the closest booking options by viewing what's shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Dead End Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tobys Resort 0.4 mi. SSW Hotel
Hotel Gloriana 0.4 mi. S Hotel
Royal Decameron Montego Beach Hotel 0.5 mi. SSW Resort
Verney's Tropical Resort 0.6 mi. S Hotel
Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach 0.6 mi. SSW Resort
Grandiosa Hotel 0.6 mi. S Hotel
Wexford Hotel 0.6 mi. S Hotel
S Hotel Jamaica 0.7 mi. SSW Resort
Deja Resort 0.7 mi. SSW Resort
El Greco Resort 0.8 mi. S Hotel


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. Toby's Good Eats is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers both International and Jamaican cuisines. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a short distance away.

The table below lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Dead End Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Toby's Good Eats (876) 952-4370 International, Jamaican Very Casual 0.5 mi. SSW
Grandiosa Hotel Restaurant (876) 979-3205 -- Informal 0.6 mi. S
Rosella’s Restaurant (876) 952-2854 Caribbean, Fusion Informal 0.6 mi. S
Sea View Restaurant (876) 965-2685 American, Jamaican Informal 0.8 mi. S
Sea View Restaurant and Bar (876) 940-6116 American, Jamaican Informal 0.8 mi. S
Bubble & Spice (876) 615-3717 Jamaican Informal 0.9 mi. SSW
Marguerites Seafood By the Sea (876) 952-4777 Caribbean Informal 1.0 mi. SSW
The Pelican (876) 952-3171 Jamaican Informal 1.0 mi. S
MoBay Proper (876) 940-1233 Jamaican Very Casual 1.3 mi. S
Lee's Pizza (876) 952-5337 International Very Casual 1.4 mi. S
Margaritaville Montego Bay (876) 952-4777 American Very Casual 1.4 mi. S
KFC Harbour Street -- American Very Casual 1.4 mi. S

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Jamaica besides Dead End Beach worth visiting.

Vacationers may also want to visit Bucaneer Beach, which is located a half mile away.

Maybe Dead End Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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