Salem Paradise Beach

On Jamaica's northern shore and popular with boaters, this is a beautiful white sand beach.

Located on the northeastern part of Salen, Salem Paradise Beach is on the North coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout Jamaica tend to be pretty quiet, but at Salem Paradise Beach your experience will be different.

Amenities and Ambiance

A little off the beaten path, Salem Paradise usually isn't too crowded so it is a good beach for a relaxing afternoon spent sunbathing.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Salem Paradise Beach visitors find convenient and satisfying. There are so many unique restaurants in Jamaica, but some meals are best enjoyed spontaneously, in a truly casual setting. Many vacationers would sooner enjoy lunch on the sand, than lunch at a full-service restaurant. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. On some days, it may be possible to order lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Salem Paradise Beach. You will also be pleased to find chairs and umbrellas here, so guests looking for a shaded area to relax will not go leave unhappy. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North coast of Jamaica. It is close to Runaway Bay Golf Course, which is located a mile and a half to the west-southwest, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.

If you can't wait to see as many of Jamaica's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Salem Paradise Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Runaway Bay Golf Course Golf Course 1.8 mi. WSW Jamaica
Grand Bahia Principe Casino 3.4 mi. W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Runaway Bay is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Salem Paradise Beach, Runaway Bay isn't far off, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Vacationers will find a fairly wide variety of booking options to pick from in the area that encircles Salem Paradise Beach. The most accessible of which are listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Salem Paradise Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Royal Decameron Club Caribbean 0.3 mi. W Resort
Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort by Curio 1.1 mi. W Resort
Tamarind Tree Resort Hotel 1.3 mi. SW Resort
Runaway Bay Heart Hotel 1.5 mi. WSW Hotel
Jewel Runaway Bay Resort 1.9 mi. W Resort
Runaway Bay H.E.A.R.T. Hotel 1.9 mi. WSW Resort
The Cardiff Hotel and Spa 1.9 mi. WSW Resort
Villa Sonaté 2.0 mi. WSW Hotel
Sunflower Beach Resort 2.3 mi. W Cottages
Piper's Cove Resort 2.3 mi. W Resort


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest places to eat is Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill. This restaurant has both American and Jamaican cuisines. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their hamburgers and sandwiches. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Salem Paradise Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill -- American, Jamaican Very Casual 1.1 mi. W
Coral Cafe -- Jamaican Informal 1.1 mi. W
Court Jesters Fire Over Pizza -- Italian Very Casual 1.1 mi. W
Golden Sabre Sushi -- Asian Informal 1.1 mi. W
Jade Samurai -- Japanese Informal 1.1 mi. W
Moonstone by Sohpia -- Italian, Mediterranean Informal 1.1 mi. W
Platinum -- Caribbean Fine Dining 1.1 mi. W
Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill (844) 903-1160 American Very Casual 1.9 mi. W
Coral Café (844) 903-1160 Buffet Very Casual 1.9 mi. W
Court Jesters Fire Oven Pizza (844) 903-1160 Italian Very Casual 1.9 mi. W
Golden Saber Sushi (844) 903-1160 Japanese Informal 1.9 mi. W
Moonstone by Vincenzo (844) 903-1160 Italian Fine Dining 1.9 mi. W

Other Beaches

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

You may also want to try St. Ann's Bay, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it seven and a half miles to the east. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Puero Seco Beach could be a good option for you. It is located within the range of a cab.

Another option worth considering is Runaway Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Maybe Salem Paradise Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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