Reggae Beach Jamaica is a beautiful white sand beach, nestled between cliffs on the northern coast of the island of Jamaica. It is situated between Ocho Rios and Oracabessa, just beyond walking distance of either town. It’s a beach known as a more authentic Jamaican experience, secluded from major resort areas and popular with locals.
During most of the year, Reggae Beach Jamaica is not crowded. Locals consider it to be one of the island’s best-kept secrets. There is almost always an available beach chair on this secluded Jamaican beach during the day. Kayaks are available to rent, and the nearby reef offers excellent snorkeling opportunities. The beach’s seaside restaurant offers a fresh seafood dinner served under the stars. There are also three bars on the beach serving beverages throughout the day.
On Friday nights and occasional special events, Reggae Beach Jamaica lives up to its name. The beach parties on Reggae Beach are some of the best opportunities to hear excellent live bands and DJs perform traditional Reggae music. The small, secluded beach is considered by music enthusiasts to be a cultural icon for Reggae, Jamaica, and the Caribbean. In 2008, Reggae Beach hosted the Caribbean Urban Music Awards, and Lonely Planet named Reggae Beach the “Greatest Cultural Tourism Experience” of 2010.
Unfortunately, Reggae Beach was one of the areas damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Residents of Jamaica continue to carry out repairs and restorations to multiple areas throughout the island. Admission fees to Reggae Beach and their parties have been significantly lessened since the damage occurred.