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Jamaica Sights

Puerto Seco Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Updated 03/13/2014

Fodor's Review

This public beach looks out on Discovery Bay, the location where, according to tradition, Christopher Columbus first came ashore on this island. The explorer sailed in search of freshwater but found none, naming the stretch of sand Puerto Seco, or "dry port." Today the beach is anything but dry; concession stands sell Red Stripe beer and local food, including jerk and patties, to a primarily local beach crowd. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking; showers;

toilets. Best for: snorkeling; swimming.

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Sight Information

Address:

Discovery Bay, 5 mi (8 km) west of Runaway Bay, Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Updated 03/13/2014

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