Seven Mile Beach

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The golden sands of Seven Mile Beach are located on the shores of Negril. Seven Mile Beach is a natural oasis and idyllic ocean front location. Vacationers can partake in numerous watersports including scuba diving and snorkeling in the fair waters of the Caribbean. Families with small children beware: nudity is prevalent here.

Positioned toward the northern outskirts of Negril, Seven Mile Beach is on the West edge of Jamaica. You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. While Jamaica has beaches that are more secluded than Seven Mile Beach, it offers just enough privacy to attract vacationers.

How to Access The Beach

Seven Mile Beach is located off the main thoroughfare of Norman Manley Boulevard.

Amenities and Ambiance

This butterscotch 20-acre beach is hugged by a bow-shaped town, and is the longest continuous stretch of powdery beach on Jamaica. You can spot the beach's majestic cliffs further up the shore, and there's a lighthouse at the end of the beach. Closer perhaps to where you'll stake your claim on a small square of sand, you'll find bowed palm trees providing a bit of shade. The waters are clear and aquamarine, featuring a lovely bit of coral reef where adventurers can do some snorkeling.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Seven Mile Beach visitors find convenient and satisfying. Every nation has its own style of cuisine, and Jamaica is no different. One of the best places to enjoy delicious local specialties is right on the water. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

There is also a concession stand available. You might also have the option to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Seven Mile Beach offers the convenience of picnic tables, restrooms, and showers.

Additionally, you will have access to umbrellas and chairs, so guests hoping for some respite from the sun will not go leave unhappy. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to see the underwater world. The environment of Seven Mile Beach is relaxed and laid back. At this beach you'll spot all kinds of beach patrons, from locals taking a dip in the blue Caribbean waters to lovers stealing kisses beneath lush palm trees. The beach is great for families, but keep in mind that this beach is so laid back that clothing is optional.

Seven Mile Beach with its available amenities can be located inside an area that sees many visitors. As such, if you think these amenities influence your decision, it will be an appropriate motivator to make it there earlier in the morning well before the other people show up or try a beach away from the major areas. If not, it's possible you may miss the chance to fully use the amenities which this beach offers.

What's Nearby


Set on the West coast of Jamaica; it will be near other attractions like Z Images Art Gallery, which is a few hundred yards away.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Seven Mile Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Z Images Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.2 mi. SW Jamaica
Jungle Negril Slot Machine Arcade 1.1 mi. NNE Jamaica
Negril Hills Golf Club Golf Course 1.9 mi. E Jamaica
Maximum Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.9 mi. N Jamaica
Negril Watershed Protection Area Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.3 mi. SSW Jamaica
Negril Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.5 mi. SSW Jamaica
Kool Runnings Waterpark Amusement/Theme Park 3.4 mi. N Jamaica
Hedonism II Casino Slot Machine Arcade 3.9 mi. N Jamaica
RIU Tropical Bay Game Room Slot Machine Arcade 4.5 mi. N Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Seven Mile Beach is very close to Negril, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Negril, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Negril isn't far off, about three quarters of a mile (a kilometer).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Those looking for a room close to Seven Mile Beach won't have a difficult time, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. Find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing those listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Seven Mile Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Errol's Guest House 0.2 mi. NE Guest house
Coral Seas Garden Resort 0.2 mi. NE Resort
Ansell's Thatchwalk Cottages 0.2 mi. NE Cottages
Shields Negril Villas 0.3 mi. NE Hotel
Travellers Beach Resort 0.3 mi. NE Hotel
Cotton Tree Hotel 0.3 mi. SW Hotel
Mariners Negril Beach Club 0.3 mi. NE Resort
Beach House Villas 0.4 mi. NE Hotel
Mom's Place 0.4 mi. NE Cottages
Barry's Bold As Love Guest Houses 0.5 mi. NE Guest house


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Seven Mile Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest places to eat is Moma Flo's Beach Bar and Restaurant. This restaurant features Caribbean food.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Seven Mile Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Moma Flo's Beach Bar and Restaurant (876) 957-4404 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Errol's Sunset Cafe (876) 838-2448 Caribbean Very Casual 0.2 mi. NE
Keney's Chines Restaurant (876) 575-8388 Chinese Very Casual 0.2 mi. NE
Burger King - Negril -- American Very Casual 0.2 mi. SSW
Sweet Spice Restaurant (876) 957-4621 Jamaican Informal 0.2 mi. S
Ice Cream Shop (876) 975-2358 -- -- 0.2 mi. SW
Juici Patties -- Jamaican -- 0.2 mi. S
Miss Brown's (878) 957-9217 Jamaican Very Casual 0.2 mi. SE
Chicken Plus -- -- -- 0.2 mi. SW
Travellers Palm Restaurant (876) 957-3039 International Informal 0.3 mi. NE
Juicy J (876) 957-4213 -- -- 0.3 mi. SW
Lingah by the Sea (876) 957-4323 Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Seven Mile Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Jamaica.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Seven Mile Beach is what you're looking for, consider heading to Green Island East Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it eight and a half miles to the north-northeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Hi Lo Beach is a location removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it just a short distance away.

You may also want to consider Bloody Bay, located fairly close-by, which means a short cab ride is an easy option.

Maybe Seven Mile 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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