James Bond Beach

Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast

This attractive strip of white sand is pretty quiet during the week but livens up on weekends. If you want to enjoy more than just the beach, hire Jet Skis or take a boat trip along the coast. A small bar and restaurant provides refreshment. The beach also hosts large-scale music events – check the flyers in Ocho Rios for what's coming up.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & the North Coast attractions

1. Sun Valley Plantation

1.42 MILES

This working plantation and botanical farm is at Crescent on the B13, some 5km south of Oracabessa. It offers enjoyable garden tours in a plantation…

2. Firefly

3.27 MILES

Set amid wide lawns high atop a hill 5km east of Oracabessa and 5km west of Port Maria, Firefly was the home of Sir Noël Coward, the English playwright,…

3. Rio Nuevo Battle Site

4.54 MILES

On the bluff west of the Rio Nuevo river mouth is this little-visited site where, in 1658, the English forces fought their decisive battle against the…

4. Brimmer Hall

4.61 MILES

This 809-hectare working plantation, near Bailey’s Vale, 10km southwest of Port Maria, grows bananas, coconuts, sugarcane, pineapple and citrus for export…

5. Jamaica Beach

5.53 MILES

Between Tower Isle and Rio Nuevo is this boat-accessible spot renowned for its dive sites offshore. The offshore reef, known as the Rio Nuevo Wall,…

6. Bamboo Beach Club

6.79 MILES

This clean yellow-sand beach is hustler-free and popular with tourists only, due to the high admission price. Locals still call it by its old name, Reggae…

7. Blue Hole

7.09 MILES

High on the White River, Jamaica's heavenly Blue Hole is a vision and is an undisputed highlight in Ocho Rios. To reach this popular spot, make your way…

8. Spanish Bridge


You'll need a car to reach this delightful swimming spot on the White River, 5km beyond Blue Hole on a rough road, but it's worth the adventure. The stone…