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.

Situated in the northern outskirts of Negril, Seven Mile Beach is on the West edge of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. If activity and variety isn't your thing, you'll be glad that beaches here are generally pretty quiet. Of course, some vacationers come to Jamaica looking for activity, and are better suited for one of the few lively beaches, like Seven Mile Beach.

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 great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. There are several types of dining experiences in Jamaica that visitors can partake in, but dining at the beach can be a particularly memorable one. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. You might also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.

Showers, picnic tables, and restrooms are offered at Seven Mile Beach, meaning guests can plan on spending quite a bit of time here.

You will also have access to chairs and umbrellas, so visitors looking for relief from the sultry island sun will not go leave unhappy. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. 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.

Remember to take into account that the region in which Seven Mile Beach is located is is a much-visited area, so you may find quite a few people vying for the use of the same facilities.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on Jamaica's West coast; it will be near other attractions like Z Images Art Gallery, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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
RIU Tropical Bay Game Room Slot Machine Arcade 4.5 mi. N Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Seven Mile Beach is near Negril, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town is Negril, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Negril is a quick trip away, about three quarters of a mile (a kilometer).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is situated in a pretty popular tourist area, it is not typically that tough to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. For those looking to book a place that's near the water, the table below lists the accommodation options closest to Seven Mile Beach.

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

Food

If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far away. One of the nearest restaurants is Moma Flo's Beach Bar and Restaurant. This restaurant has Caribbean food.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

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
Kenny's Chinese Restaurant (876) 575-8388 Chinese Very Casual 0.2 mi. NE
Fireman's Lobster Pit -- Jamaican Very Casual 0.2 mi. S
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

Other Beaches

Seven Mile Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out in Jamaica.

You might also enjoy Green Island East Beach, which is in a pretty active location. It is located eight and a half miles to the north-northeast. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, consider Negril North Beach. It is located only a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Bloody Bay, which is located four miles to the north.

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 find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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