Seven Mile Beach in Negril is one of the most popular beaches in Jamaica. Lined with resorts and packed with tourists, this is a beach geared mostly to lots of activity and people-watching. Great for families, but beware of the many local vendors who are friendly but a bit overbearing at times when hawking their wares.
According to Frommers, the best beaches in Jamaica are:
- Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay: “This 8km (5-mile) stretch of white sand made “Mo Bay” a tourist destination. Waters are placid and crystal clear, and there are changing rooms and a beach bar. This one is a family favorite.”
- Seven Mile Beach in Negril: “This beach stretches 11km (7 miles) along the west coast. These golden sands are fine for families, though there are several (sectioned-off) nudist patches where guests bare all.”
- Treasure Beach on the South Coast: “Tired of fighting the crowds? Head for this beach on the dry, sunny South Coast. The undertow can be dangerous, so swimming is tricky. But crashing waves make it one of the most dramatic beachscapes in Jamaica.”
- Boston Bay Beach in Port Antonio: “It’s known not only for its white sands and clear waters, but also for the great jerk-pork stands. This beach has the biggest waves in Jamaica, and you can rent surfboards and even get a lesson.”