7 Serene Beaches to Escape the Summer Heat in Jamaica

July 31, 2023

July 2023 is currently the world's warmest month on record. There's no doubt that summer this year came with one goal and that was to bring the heat! As the heat bears down, there is no better time to seek solace along the shores of a beautiful beach. Jamaica is well known for its stunning beaches. As a Jamaican, I have had the pleasure of enjoying a few of these beaches. Since summer isn't over without a trip to the beach, in today's post, I will share my favourite must-visit beaches to escape the summer heat in Jamaica.

Frenchman's Cove - Portland

Frenchman's Cove Beach is a breathtaking coastal gem nestled in the serene town of Port Antonio, Jamaica. This breathtaking beach lies in a picturesque cove, where the river and the sea meet. It is known for its natural beauty and tranquil surroundings. The property boasts lush tropical vegetation, powdery sand and crystal-clear waters. Frenchman's Cove is an ideal spot to escape the summer heat, whether sunbathing, enjoying a leisurely swim, or exploring the enchanting cove.

Doctor's Cave Beach - St James

Located in Montego Bay, Doctor's Cave Beach is not only famous for its stunning beauty but also for its intriguing history. Visitors will see and hear aeroplanes as they leave the Sangster International Airport located nearby. The lush coconut fronds and palm trees dotting the shore allow visitors to revel in the natural beauty of the Caribbean.

Mahogany Beach - St. Ann

This hidden gem located in Ocho Rios is another great spot to escape the summer heat. There are a lot of shaded areas on the property and the entry fee includes a lounge chair and umbrella. Mahogany Beach is known for its calm, shallow waters. This makes it an ideal spot for relaxing and escaping life's hustle and bustle for a day.

Boston Beach - Portland

Boston Bay Portland, the home of Jamaican jerk is also home of the idyllic Boston Beach. This magnificent beach is located only a stone's throw away from the Boston Jerk Centre. Known to be a surfing haven Boston Beach attracts surfers from all over. On days when the surfers aren't out shredding, others can either relax under the shade of the almond trees. Alternatively, they can take a dip in the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Puerto Seco Beach - St. Ann

Tucked away along Jamaica's northern coast is the beautiful Puerto Seco Beach. This serene coastal haven provides a peaceful retreat for those seeking a tranquil escape. With its powdery-white sands and crystal-clear waters, Puerto Seco Beach sets the stage for ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. The beach is well-equipped with amenities, including beach chairs, umbrellas, and water sports. This ensures a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all. Visitors can take refreshing dips in the calm sea, or explore the vibrant marine life while snorkeling.

Margaritaville - St. Ann

Margaritaville Beach Ocho Rios is a vibrant and lively beachfront destination located in the heart of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Inspired by the iconic song by Jimmy Buffett, this beach invites visitors to revel in the beauty of the surrounding tropical landscape while enjoying the carefree atmosphere. The beach is a hub of activity and entertainment. Margaritaville Beach Ocho Rios promises an unforgettable beach experience filled with fun and relaxation.

Seven Mile Beach - Westmoreland

This stretch of pure white sand and clear waters extends for seven miles along Jamaica's western coast. The Seven Mile Beach has a tranquil atmosphere that makes it a great place to unwind and escape the summer heat. Whether you prefer sunbathing under the shade of a palm tree or wading in the calm waters, Seven Mile Beach offers something for everyone. You will be treated to some of the most magical sunsets which transform the sky into a canvas of vibrant oranges and pinks as the day comes to an end.

Wrap Up

As the summer sun beats down, Jamaica's beaches offer a haven of tranquillity and relaxation. From the renowned Seven Mile Beach to the secluded Mahogany Beach, each destination guarantees an opportunity to embrace the sea breeze and escape the summer heat.

Do you go to the beach to escape the summer heat? Tell me in the comments below.

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  • Reply Nelly August 7, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    The beaches look appealing. I’ve never been to Jamaica, but I enjoyed your photos. It’s great to learn about new places. I especially like the Frenchman’s Cove beach.

    • Reply Kimberley August 7, 2023 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed reading!

  • Reply Kirsten August 7, 2023 at 6:24 am

    Great post!

  • Reply Kevin Foodie August 7, 2023 at 6:22 am

    This blog has inspired me to start taking frequent trips to Jamaica. Jamaica has some of the most beautiful beaches. Margaritaville beach in St Anns is one of them. Will sharing on my FB page. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Kimberley August 7, 2023 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks so much for reading!

  • Reply Rochelle | Adventuresfromelle August 3, 2023 at 8:44 am

    Nice! I still need to check out Mahogany and Doctor’s Cave Beach. One of these days

    • Reply Kimberley August 3, 2023 at 9:42 am

      I can’t believe you haven’t been to Doctor’s Cave Beach! I think you’d like Mahogany though

      • Reply Rochelle | Adventuresfromelle August 3, 2023 at 9:50 am

        Haha yeah commercialized/popular places aren’t my thing. I’ll go once eventually just to say I’ve been though

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