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.
You'll discover an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for visitors who enjoy this relaxing pastime. To get additional information about any specific beach just click on the names of the ones you're interested in.
If you love to snorkel, a beach where that's an option is Puero Seco Beach. Discover Bay, which is where Christopher Columbus was said to have first landed in Jamaica, is the location of Puero Seco Beach. This beach is a favorite amongst families, because there is so much to do here.
A second option to 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.
Be sure to look through the table just below for more information about your options.
|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|
If you would prefer having a wider range of attractions beyond just these, you should look farther afield. Click here to find our article concerning other interesting attractions for Runaway Bay.
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