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Ocho Rios Bay Beach (Turtle Beach)

Nestled between rainforest and the Caribbean Sea is this golden beach where you can escape the crowds, enjoy water sports and relax under swaying palm trees. 

Rolling mountains of the rainforest frame the skyline behind the crescent-shaped Ocho Rios Bay Beach, also known as Turtle Beach. Kick back and relax on this stretch of golden sand, look out over the crystal-clear water to the Caribbean Sea and enjoy the laid-back Jamaican lifestyle.

Ocho Rios itself is a small port town on the Caribbean Sea in Saint Ann Parish on the northern coast of Jamaica. The destination is popular with travelers, particularly for visits to the nearby Dunn’s River Falls. After a day of sightseeing or for a break from the activities in town, take a walk past Ocean Village Shopping Centre to reach the beach. Relax under the coconut palms or on a beach chair under the shade of an umbrella. Watch the cruise ships as they come to dock.

The water color changes from clear to dark blue as it deepens. The sea here is clear and shallow, perfect for shore and ocean sports. Snorkel, swim, go Jet-Skiing, explore the reef from a glass-bottom boat, parasail, kayak, enjoy a deep-sea fishing tour or take a sunset cruise. After a day of action, pick up a snack or a lunch special from the cabana located on the beach or stroll to a nearby café. There is also a hair-braiding stall on the sand. Just behind the beach is the craft market, a lively place where you can find hats, carvings, jewelry and coffee.

The shallow waters and lifeguards on duty make Ocho Rios Bay Beach a safe spot to swim. While a number of resorts line the beach and share the sand, the beach itself is often quiet. For a more social experience, visit on the weekend when many local residents come to relax.

Ocho Rios Bay Beach (Turtle Beach) lies between Sunset Jamaica Grande and Ocho Rios Cruise Terminal about a mile (1.5 kilometers) from the center of town. Local parking is available. The beach has a small entrance fee and amenities with rest rooms, showers and changing rooms.


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Moon Palace Jamaica – All Inclusive £271
Moon Palace Jamaica – All Inclusive

Moon Palace Jamaica – All Inclusive

Main Street, Ocho Rios, Saint Ann
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Ocho Rios, this beachfront resort is in a regional park and within a 10-minute walk of Ocho Rios Craft Park and Turtle River Park. Mahogany Beach and Ocho Rios Fort are also within 2 miles (3 km).

    Hillview at Mystic Ridge £64
    Hillview at Mystic Ridge

    Hillview at Mystic Ridge

    DaCosta Dr, Ocho Rios
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Turtle River Park and Mahogany Beach. Dolphin Cove and Dunn's River Falls are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      SandCastles Deluxe Beach Resort £115
      SandCastles Deluxe Beach Resort

      SandCastles Deluxe Beach Resort

      1 Main St, Ocho Rios, St. Anns
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this Ocho Rios aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Taj Mahal Mall and Turtle River Park. Ocho Rios Fort and Mahogany Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

        Rooms on the Beach Ocho Rios
        Rooms on the Beach Ocho Rios

        Rooms on the Beach Ocho Rios

        Main Street Ocho Rios, Ocho Rios, Saint Ann
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Ocho Rios, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Ocho Rios Craft Park and Turtle River Park. Mahogany Beach and Ocho Rios Fort are also within 1 mile (2 km).

          Reggae Hostel Ocho Rios
          Reggae Hostel Ocho Rios

          Reggae Hostel Ocho Rios

          19 Main Street, Ocho Rios, Saint Ann
             
            1.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Ocho Rios, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Turtle River Park and Island Village. Mahogany Beach and Ocho Rios Fort are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Fisherman's Point Resort
            Fisherman's Point Resort

            Fisherman's Point Resort

            Turtle River Road, Ocho Rios, Saint Ann
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Ocho Rios, this beachfront aparthotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Reggae Xplosion Museum and Turtle River Park. Ocho Rios Fort and Mahogany Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

              Beautiful Beachfront Studio Condo Rental Ocho Rios Jamaica
              Beautiful Beachfront Studio Condo Rental Ocho Rios Jamaica

              Beautiful Beachfront Studio Condo Rental Ocho Rios Jamaica

              1 Main Street, D17, Ocho Rios, Saint Ann
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nestled on the beach, this Ocho Rios apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ocho Rios Craft Park, Turtle River Park and Mahogany Beach. Ocho Rios Fort and Mystic Mountain are also within 2 miles (3 km).

                Sandcastles Beach Resort
                Sandcastles Beach Resort

                Sandcastles Beach Resort

                Main Street, Ocho Rios, St. Ann
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Ocho Rios resort is within a 5-minute walk of Taj Mahal Mall and Turtle River Park. Ocho Rios Fort and Mahogany Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).