Beaches in Ocho Rios

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The beaches of Ocho Rios provide a bit of peace from the hustle and bustle of what has become a very popular cruise port.  Although they are certainly more busy when ships are docked, many visitors still find them to have plenty of space, gorgeous scenery, and warm, clear waters.  The beach at Dunn's River Falls is favored, especially among snorkelers, but all have picturesque scenery which range from rugged cliffsides to sands lined with coconut palms that make them each worth a visit.

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You'll discover an abundance of beaches to choose from in the area. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, for people who enjoy this relaxing pastime. For detailed information about any of these beaches you can click on the names of the ones you're intrigued by.

Dunn's River Beach

Mallards Beach: Mallards Beach is located in the center of Ocho Rios. This narrow stretch of ivory sand goes eastward, and its backdrop is dominated by area hotels.

A second location that beach-goers can consider is Shaw Park Beach. Shaw Park Beach is a part of Cutlass Bay. It is privately owned by Shaw Park Beach Hotel and Spa, making it accessible only by patrons of the resort.

Grande Beach: The beach can be reached easily from Ocho Rios on the northern coast of the island.

The chart right below enables you to learn a few details concerning the beaches found in the area.

Beaches In Ocho Rios
Name Location Coast
Dunn's River Beach 3.7 mi. West of Central Ocho Rios North
Fisherman's Beach Downtown Ocho Rios North-Northeast
Grande Beach Downtown Ocho Rios North East
Mallards Beach 0.7 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Ocho Rios North East
Shaw Park Beach 0.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central Ocho Rios North East
Turtle Beach Downtown Ocho Rios North East
White River Bay 1.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Ocho Rios North East

If you would prefer having a wider range of attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you should cast a wider net. Anyone who needs to can get more details about other attractions by clicking here.


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