Turtle Beach

The shores of Turtle Beach are surrounded by hotels. There are plenty of watersports and beach activities for folks of all ages to enjoy, and convenient facilities are available making this a good place to bring the family.

Located in the heart of downtown Ocho Rios, Turtle Beach is on the North East edge of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. You may notice that beaches throughout Jamaica are usually somewhat secluded and quiet, but Turtle Beach stands out as a pleasant exception to this rule.

How to Access The Beach
Easy to access and in the heart of Ocho Rios, you may also hear it referred to as Ocho Rios Bay Beach. Public parking exists in multiple areas right next to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

This cozy little coastline features a well-manicured beach shrouded in lush, green, shady palm and almond trees. When you need a break from Turtle Beach's watersports, or shelter from the sultry island sun, there's plenty of places to relax and cool off.

There is also a great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. Jamaica has so many interesting places to sit and enjoy a meal, but don't think that tables, chairs, and waiters are prerequisites for a great meal. Some visitors, in fact, would rather eat lunch by the shoreline than in a different restaurant. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Jamaica's famous street food along the way.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you can clean off the sand before hitting more attractions. You'll also find umbrellas and chairs, so guests looking for some respite from the sun will not be disappointed. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you want to see the underwater world. This beach isn't as crowded as many of Jamaica's other beaches so you can enjoy a quiet stroll, or get a game of beach football going.

Bear in mind that the area right around Turtle Beach is a popular spot, so the availability of certain amenities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


Positioned on Jamaica's North East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you can't wait to see as many of Jamaica's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Turtle Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios Casino 0.1 mi. SE Jamaica
Sandals Golf and Country Club Golf Course 3.3 mi. ESE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Turtle Beach is in the Ocho Rios area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The closest town is Ocho Rios, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Ocho Rios is just up the road, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Those seeking a room not far from the beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to choose from in the vicinity. You'll find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing what's listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Turtle Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
SandCastles Resort 0.0 mi. E Hotel
Pineapple Court Hotel 0.1 mi. ESE Hotel
Rooms On The Beach 0.1 mi. NE Hotel
Fisherman's Point 0.2 mi. W Resort
Village Hotel 0.2 mi. NE Hotel
Moon Palace Jamacia Grande 0.3 mi. NE Resort
Crane Ridge Suites 0.3 mi. S Resort
Little Shaw Park 0.3 mi. SSE Guest house
Marine View Hotel 0.5 mi. NE Hotel
Silver Seas 0.5 mi. NE Hotel


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is San-Mar Cafe. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Turtle Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
San-Mar Cafe (876) 795-1024 -- -- 0.1 mi. ESE
John Crow's Tavern (876) 974-5895 American Very Casual 0.1 mi. SSE
Mongoose Jamaica (876) 622-6942 International, Jamaican Informal 0.1 mi. SSE
Fusion Restaurant and Bar (800) 971-5100 Jamaican Informal 0.1 mi. NE
Coconuts On The Bay Restaurant & Bar (876) 795-0064 International, Jamaican -- 0.2 mi. W
Passage to India (876) 795-3182 Indian Informal 0.2 mi. E
Oceans 11 Seafood Restaurant (876) 974-6896 International, Thai -- 0.2 mi. W
The Jerk Hut -- Jamaican Very Casual 0.2 mi. SSE
Blue Runnings (876) 675-8794 Jamaican Very Casual 0.3 mi. WSW
Whalers (876) 530-7897 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. W
Little Pub Restaurant (876) 974-2324 Bar and grill Very Casual -- --
Mom's (876) 974-2811 Jamaican Very Casual 0.3 mi. E

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Jamaica, so Turtle Beach is just one of your options.

You may also like Steer Town Beach, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it three miles to the west-northwest. If you're looking for something a little more private, Fisherman's Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Dunn's River Beach, located within a short distance. Dunn's River Beach offers vacationers the chance to get a bird's eye view of Jamaica from the top of its majestic falls.

Jamaica has plenty to offer its visitors, and Turtle Beach is just one of the many options.


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