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The Best Beaches in Jamaica: Puerto Seco Beach, Discovery Bay, St. Ann

Puerto Seco Beach, Discovery Bay, Jamaica

Beach Location

Pueto Seco Beach is located in the historic town of Discovery Bay, St. Ann. Though it is newly refurbished, it is one of Jamaica’s most iconic public beaches with design features which highlight the historic charm of the area. Puerto Seco, with its span of 4 hectares (10 acres), offers a wide variety of recreational activities for all ages.

Environmental Features

The beach is relatively stable sloped consisting of soft white sand spanning a length of approximately 150 meters. Seagrass beds are located offshore while coastal backshore vegetation is nicely landscaped with palms and large trees. The water is extremely gentle and shallow for a good way out so children can run in and out without being knocked over by a wave. From the whiteness of the sand, the ruggedness of the coastline and the powerful yet calm waves that lap ashore, the Puerto Seco Beach in Discovery Bay, St Ann, is the perfect place for you to relax.

Accessibility and Parking

The beach is accessed directly off the north coast/Discovery Bay main road. Parking is available for both cars and tour buses.


There is a 47m (150ft) long swimming pool so patrons are able to enjoy both beach and pool activities. A large Wibit® (inflatable water park) comprising of slides, trampolines and several play areas is located in the swim area; it is able to accommodate 200 persons at a time. Patrons can also enjoy glass bottom boat rides, snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boating. There are nine butler service cabanas and several gazebos along the length of the beach. Food services include a full service restaurant which is open throughout the day to even beyond the beach’s closing hours so patrons can stay for dinner. Restroom facilities are sufficient.

Things to do

The beach is pleasant for swimming, wading and offers a wide water sport activities. Nearby attractions include the Green Grotto Cave, Discovery Bay Marine Lab Tours and Columbus Heritage Park. Accommodations within close proximity includes Jewel Paradise Cove, Grand Bahia Resort, Piper’s Cove and Hotel Riu Ocho Rios as well as various villas and bed and breakfast accommodations.

Review Highlights

Reviewed April 2019

Awesome day!

My family visited Puerto Seco Beach for a family fun day. It was a group of 25 + members. Our first contact was the security guard,and he was very pleasant. We got there before opening hours, although when we googled the location it said opening hours was 8:30. That aside, we had a fun filled day. The facilities were excellent. We rented lounge chairs and spread out under a cabana. Food was good and you had a wide array to choose from. There was a bar where you could get a wide offering. The water was divine! So if you need a day out, I definitely would recommend Puerto Seco Beach.

Date of experience: March 2019

Reviewed March 21, 2019

beautiful facility

The facility is spectacular, with excellent pools, bathrooms etc. The beach is lovely but has become too crowded with the addition of the dolphin park. I just loved the original natural setting that discovery bay was known for.

Date of experience: February 2019


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