Beaches in Runaway Bay

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Although Runaway Bay is considered to be a resort area, it is much less tourist-y than some of the larger towns on the island.  The beaches are for sure the biggest reason to visit, though many are backed by resorts which claim them as private property and off-limits to anyone not paying for a room or a day pass.  There are, however, two public beaches which have changing facilities that bookend the string of resort beaches to the east and the west. 

The Area's Beaches

You will discover a large selection of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, if some of the people in your group enjoy the underwater scene. Click on the name of the beach for detailed information about that section of the coast.

Runaway Beach

One beach where snorkeling is an option is Puero Seco Beach. Puero Seco Beach is in Discovery Bay, just 5 miles west of Runaway Bay. Take Norman Manley Boulevard to Fortlands Road to access the beach.

Another alternative that beach-goers can consider is Little Laughlands Bay. Connected to A4 is a long dirt road through some of Jamaica's flat lands that lead to Little Laughlands Bay. Just before the beach is a patch of sand for parking.

Priory Beach: A nice beach with easy public access and a very friendly vibe on Jamaica's northern coast.

Glance through the table just below for more information about beaches that you'll find in and around the area.

Beaches In and Around Runaway Bay
Name Location Coast
Bengal Beach 7.5 mi. West of Central Runaway Bay North West
Little Laughlands Bay 4.7 mi. East of Central Runaway Bay North
Priory Beach Priory, 7.7 mi. East of Central Runaway Bay North
Puero Seco Beach Discovery Bay, 4.1 mi. West of Central Runaway Bay North
Rio Bueno Beach Rio Bueno, 9.1 mi. West of Central Runaway Bay North West
Runaway Beach Central Runaway Bay North
Salem Paradise Beach Salen, 2.5 mi. East of Central Runaway Bay North
St. Ann's Bay 9.8 mi. East of Central Runaway Bay North
Steer Town Beach 12.3 mi. East of Central Runaway Bay North

Keep in mind that Runaway Bay includes other attraction types. For more about other attractions, follow this link.

 

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