Salem Paradise Beach

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

Positioned in Salen, Salem Paradise Beach is on the North edge of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. While Salem Paradise Beach is not the most secluded beach in Jamaica, it has just the right mix of intimacy and atmosphere to attract visitors who need a place to relax.

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.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Salem Paradise Beach. There are an assortment of dining options in Jamaica, but not every meal needs to be eaten in a formal setting. Many vacationers like having lunch very close-by. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You might also have the option to order some food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Salem Paradise Beach because there are public restrooms. You will also be pleased to find chairs and umbrellas, so visitors hoping for relief from the sultry island sun will not go leave unhappy. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment 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. Runaway Bay Golf Course is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

If a visit to the Salem Paradise Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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

Not far away you'll find Runaway Bay, a town which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the beach, Runaway Bay is just up the road, maybe two and a half miles (four kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Vacationers will find a nice range of accommodations to pick from in the area that surrounds Salem Paradise Beach. The most accessible of which are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Salem Paradise Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Royal Decameron Club Caribbean 0.3 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
Club Ambiance 2.9 mi. W Resort


If during your visit you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill. This restaurant serves American food. Visitors often rave about their hamburgers and sandwiches. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are listed below.

Restaurants near Salem Paradise Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
Platinum (844) 903-1160 Caribbean, Contemporary Fine Dining 1.9 mi. W
The Jade Samurai (844) 903-1160 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Fine Dining 1.9 mi. W
Flavours Beach Bar and Restaurant (876) 973-5457 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Jerky's -- Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Kidz Buffet (876) 973-4591 American Very Casual -- --
Rising Sun Restaurant & Bistro (876) 973-7908 -- -- -- --
Sharkie's -- International Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach in Jamaica will have lots of options besides Salem Paradise Beach.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Salem Paradise Beach has you wanting more of the same, 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 you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might find what you want at Puero Seco Beach. It is located within taxi range of the coast.

Travelers may also want to consider Runaway Beach, located a mile and a half to the west.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Jamaica, and paying a visit to Salem Paradise Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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