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.

Located in the northern outskirts of Negril, Seven Mile Beach is on the West coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Active and social travelers might like this beach due to its crowded, urban location. In fact, Seven Mile Beach would be great for guests staying in nearby hotels, and people who prefer "city life" to the suburbs.

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.

You'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. There are so many dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in Jamaica, but dining at the beach can be a particularly memorable one. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy some food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Visitors to Seven Mile Beach will find it is equipped with picnic tables, restrooms, and showers.

You'll also find umbrellas and chairs, so guests seeking a shaded area to relax will not go leave unhappy. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some gear 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.

Bear in mind that the area right around Seven Mile Beach is rather congested, which means you may find quite a few people vying for the use of the same facilities.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Jamaica's West coast. Z Images Art Gallery is located a few hundred yards away, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Negril is nearby and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Seven Mile Beach, Negril is just up the road, about three quarters of a mile (a kilometer).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how packed the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since the beach is situated in a pretty popular tourist destination, it typically isn't all that difficult to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you are hoping to get a place that's near the beach, the table that follows shows the closest accommodation options 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


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 restaurants is Moma Flo's Beach Bar and Restaurant. This restaurant features Caribbean food.

Nearby dining options are shown below.

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're looking for something a little more private, you might enjoy Negril North Beach. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

Another location you may want to try is Bloody Bay, which is located fairly close-by, so a short ride in a taxi 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 find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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