Jamaica is famous for its stretches of sand so there's plenty of options if you want to soak up the sun. Local hangouts, secluded bays, gigantic waves and shorelines pumping with reggae music- whichever you choose, you're sure to be posting the most envy-inducing pics on social media after your trip to the land of sun, sea, sand and really good rum.
1. BOSTON BAY BEACH, PORT ANTONIO
Sitting pretty along the Port Antonio coast, Boston Bay Beach lures surfers to its Herculean waves and soft shoreline. Boston Bay is also famous for its authentic Jamaican jerk, you'll find smoky shacks serving up tasty treats nearby, adding to Boston Bay Beach's undeniable allure.
2. CORNWALL BEACH, MONTEGO BAY
Neighbors with Doctor's Cave Beach, this quiet strip of shoreline is a fantastic swimming spot. There's a US$5 entrance fee but it's worth the money to escape the crowds. Make your way over there on a Sunday and you'll witness how Jamaica does beach parties.
3. MAMMEE BAY BEACH, OCHO RIOS
Mammee Bay Beach is your Jamaican oasis for the day. This pristine coastline is ideal for plonking in a lounger and alternating between sunbathing, dipping into the turquoise streaked water and tucking into grilled lobster at the beachfront restaurant . What a day.
4. FRENCHMAN'S COVE, PORT ANTONIO
Mint-green waters set between lush, striking gardens give this beach its unique look. This exquisite bay is in an obvious league of its own. kick of your sandals and let the soft white sand tickle your toes at this famous beach. Make like the locals and cool off in the cool water or take a stroll and marvel at the perfection.
5. SEVEN MILE BEACH, NEGRIL
Seven miles of undisturbed fine sugary granules of sand land this Negril beach on our list. This beach practically melts away any worries with each ray of beaming sunshine. Grab a bite to eat at one of the rustic, beach snack-shacks or restaurants before returning to the body-shaped sand mould you spent all day shaping.
6. DOCTOR'S CAVE
Stretching along the shores of the hip strip and the marine park, Doctor's Cove is perfectly positioned for that authentic Jamaican experience. One of the most famous beaches on the island, picture crystal clear waters set in front of a ramshackle local bars, restaurants and lined with shady umbrellas.
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