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.

The Area's Beaches

You will find several beaches to choose from in the area. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for vacationers who are so inclined. To get full details any of these beaches you can click on the names of the ones you are interested in.

Dunn's River Beach

Mallards Beach: Patrons of Mallards Beach can mingle with other beachgoers while enjoying the festive atmosphere of this shore. The sands of Mallard Beach are open to the public, but many hotels claim the beach to be their own.

A second place to 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: 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 summarized down below.

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

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