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.

Beach Choices In The Area

You will find a large number of beaches to enjoy in the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, if some of the people in your group enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the name of the beach for a detailed review of that part of the coast.

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 option worth considering is Shaw Park Beach. Shaw Park Beach enjoys soft, tan colored sands and clear, calm topaz waters.

Grande Beach: Parasailing is one of the hottest watersports on Grande Beach. The beach itself, which is cleaned daily, is a great spot for sunbathers though umbrellas may be difficult to come by sometimes.

The beaches in Ocho Rios are provided here:

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

Keep in mind, Ocho Rios has other attractions. Make your way to this page concerning even more attractions if you're seeking additional facts.


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