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'll discover several beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at several locations, for people who are so inclined. For a detailed review of a single beach simply click on the names of the ones you would like to learn about

Runaway Beach

One beach where snorkeling is popular is Puero Seco Beach. Puero Seco Beach looks out over Discovery Bay from the east. The shore is lined with soft, white sand and enjoys very calm waters. Especially by the port that juts out into the sea, you'll find that you can walk about 15 to 20 feet into the water before it begins to get deep.

Another location worth considering 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: This beach is right off the A-1 and has an access road. You can't miss it.

The beaches in and around Runaway Bay can be seen in the table below.

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

Of course, you'll find other attraction types available too. Those interested can find out more about other attractions on this page.

 

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