James Bond Beach, Jamaica

 

The beach

Located on Jamaica’s northeastern coast, James Bond Beach is spectacular, surrounded by crystal-clear water on three sides with an amazing backdrop of the lush mountains of St Mary

What is there to do?

If you are looking for excitement, James Bond Beach offers the ultimate guided waverunner tours (00876 726 1630). The tours pass the famous Golden Eye villa, where Ian Fleming wrote the James Bond novels, and go on to breathtaking views that can only be seen from the water. James Bond Beach is also home to international and local concerts, such as the Bob Marley Tribute, which take place throughout the year

Who goes?

Everyone, from celebrities to locals and holidaymakers from the resorts of Ocho Rios. And 007 fans, of course, as Dr No was filmed here. James Bond Beach and Oracabessa Bay form part of the seafront development currently being undertaken which has meant the complete revitalisation of the old banana port with work to prevent erosion, which has enabled the whole area to be regarded as a major destination for families.

Bites and bars

James Bond Beach is known for the fresh fish and seafood served at the two-storey Moonraker Jamaican Bar & Grill (www.islandoutpost.com).

Getting there

James Bond Beach is 20 minutes’ drive from Ocho Rios.

 

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