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. 

Which Beaches Are Available?

You'll find a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, for visitors who are so inclined. You can click on individual beach names to read a detailed article concerning that section of the coast.

Runaway Beach

If you are looking for a snorkeling spot, a place offering that 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 place for beach-goers 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: Enjoy calm bay waters, nearby attractions and amenities and soft white sand at this public beach.

The following chart lists some details concerning the beaches that can be found 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 you will find other types of attractions. For more information about other attractions, read this article.

 

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