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 highlights 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.
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 beach waves are generally calm.
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 includes 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.
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.
|Entrance Fee||$1000 per adult, $500 per child|
|Opening Hours||8:30am - 5:00pm|
|Beach conditions||The beach waves are generally calm.|
|Lifeguard Service||Lifeguard on duty|
The beach is accessed directly off the north coast/Discovery Bay main road
|Owned by||Kaiser Bauxite Company leased to Guardsman Hospitality Limited|