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 near the center of downtown Ocho Rios, Turtle Beach is on the North East edge of Jamaica. You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying very close. Turtle Beach is the type of attraction where nearby hotel guests go to be among the crowds, and they may not know what to do first - it's certainly one of the most popular beaches, but this could be right up your alley.

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.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There are various types of dining experiences in Jamaica that visitors can partake in, but eating at the beach can be especially fun. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You may also have the option to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who are generally found here.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Turtle Beach. Showers are provided for visitors, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel. You'll also find chairs and umbrellas, so guests looking for a relaxing spot in the shade will not go leave unhappy. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. 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.

Don't forget that Turtle Beach is in an area which is is a much-visited area, which means the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of Jamaica; it's located near attractions like Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

Nearby, you'll find the town of Ocho Rios, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Ocho Rios is a quick trip away, roughly a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Vacationers hoping to find a place to stay near Turtle Beach won't have a tough time, as there are plenty of accommodations to choose from nearby. You'll find the closest, most convenient booking options by viewing those shown in the table below.

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

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is San-Mar Cafe. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Jamaica, so if Turtle Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You might also enjoy Steer Town Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located three miles to the west-northwest. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Fisherman's Beach is an area which doesn't see as many crowds. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Dunn's River Beach, which is located two and a half miles to the west-northwest. Dunn's River Beach offers vacationers the chance to get a bird's eye view of Jamaica from the top of its majestic falls.

Maybe Turtle Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Jamaica offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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