Salem Paradise Beach

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

Located on the northeastern outskirts of Salen, Salem Paradise Beach is on the North edge of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Although Salem Paradise Beach is not the most secluded beach in Jamaica, it has the right combination of charm and personality to attract small crowds.

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 great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. There are a lot of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in Jamaica, but having a meal on the beach can be especially memorable. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. 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. You may also have the option to buy some food from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Salem Paradise Beach. Additionally, you will have access to chairs and umbrellas, so visitors seeking relief from the sultry island sun will not be disappointed. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so grab some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Salem Paradise Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on Jamaica's North coast; it will be near other attractions like Runaway Bay Golf Course, which is a mile and a half away.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

Runaway Bay is the closest town and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Runaway Bay is not far away, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of lodgings which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest possibilities can be viewed in the following table.

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


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill. The restaurant has both American and Jamaican menu items. They also specialize in hamburgers and sandwiches. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists places to eat 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

Needless to say, Salem Paradise Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Jamaica.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Salem Paradise Beach is one of the features you love, consider checking out St. Ann's Bay, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located seven and a half miles to the east. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Puero Seco Beach is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located just a cab ride away.

You might also want to visit Runaway Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

There's plenty to see and do in Jamaica, and paying a visit to Salem Paradise Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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