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7 Mile Beach, Jamaica ~ Caribbean Beaches Guide

by Angela Braun, GoGirlfriend correspondent

Beach 411 ~ 7 Mile Beach

Negril, Westmoreland Parish

  • Beach type: Family oriented
  • Beach geography: Well-kept, warm, sandy and seaweed free. At daybreak and dusk you’ll find picture-perfect, statue-still waters along sand that stretches for 6 ¾ miles.
  • Ease of access: Simple, swift road access – located off the main thoroughfare of Norman Manley Boulevard.
  • Extra costs: No extra costs
  • Beach amenities: You’ll enjoy small clusters of bowed palm trees for shade, showers, picnic tables and restrooms.
  • Special note: Welcoming both clothed and unclothed beach bums, Seven Mile beach is the longest beach in Jamaica and the hottest Jamaican destination for the spring break crowd.
  • Geo-locator: Where is Seven Mile Beach?

a stretch of Negril's Seven Mile BeachImagination couldn’t conjure beauty like this

Once reigned by pirates, this long stretch of golden sand has long since been taken over by tropical sun-seeking beach buffs. Although Seven Mile Beach caters largely to tourists, it’s managed to maintain Negril’s free spirit by allowing nude bathing. Everywhere you turn you'll find soothing, turquoise seascapes and beach bars that are just strides away. Truly, its beaches boast seven miles that people travel to Jamaica for.

Seven Mile Beach activities & attractions

check out the area on JuJu tours' WildThingFloat along the surface with a drink in your hand or dive under to beautifully abundant wildlife. Make friends with the tour guides at JuJu Tours when you take a customized adventure with them, survey 7 authentic bars and scenes on One Love Drive at the West End of Negril during the One Love Bus Bar Crawl or discover the beauty of the Caribbean Sea on the Sunbaby Glass Bottom Boat.

Seven Mile Beach attractions

western sunset along Seven Mile beachRocky’s Taxi & Tour Service and Gary’s Jamaican Taxi provide tourists with services so wonderful that they’ve become Negril’s most loved experts in touring and transportation. While the Negril Cliffs are a must-see geological formation on Negril’s west end, Booby Cay Island is a fun way to get away for a day. Be aware that sightings of nude bathers is a regular occurance.

Seven Mile Beach events

Check out Caribya or a complete list of events and festivals taking place all over the island – revel in the celebrations and become one with the culture and history in Jamaica.

  • Smirnoff Dream Weekend (August): Join the merry makers in Negril at this premium all-inclusive event with parties put together by the Dream Team.
  • Reggae Marathon & Half Marathon (December): Be here for the run and stay for the fun. Experience the mellow town of Negril get active when you become a spectator to this Reggae Marathon.

Seven Mile Beach nightlife

beachside Nirvana at Nirvana Resort, NegrilThe air-conditioning at The Jungle Night Club, Sports Bar & Grill, coupled with the reggae, will keep you up on your dancing feet all night long. Enjoy the top floor terrace until 2am and stay until the party wraps up at 3am. Visit on Thursday night for ladies night and Saturday night for drink inclusive cover charges. The weekly vibe is hot, sexy and provocative.

Want a bar experience that’s off the main drag? What about a night out – in the ocean? Come and enjoy a genuine greeting, humble hospitality and an atmosphere that some say feels better than home on Fire Station Road at Collette’s Bar – the smallest place with the most heart. Floyd’s Pelican Bar, built on sticks out in the sea, is also a must see – re-energize with a drink, play a few games of dominos and have your named carved into the wood before departing.

GoGirlfriend Seven Mile Beach hotel recommendations

Beaches by Sandals in NegrilBeaches Negril Resort and Spa by Sandals: With first-class amenities, gourmet dining and an array of activities you’ll soon realize that you’ve discovered paradise on earth. Experience fine dining barefoot at Stew Foot and revel in the fun at weekly parties on the beach with food, music and live entertainment. Visit Beaches Negril Resort & Spa on Facebook and Twitter and read reviews on TripAdvisor.

Nirvana on the Beach: Enjoy an abundance of hammocks, a safe, clean, cool environment and the friendliest, most helpful staff. Stay here and the owners promise your worries will disappear. Visit Nirvana on the Beach on Facebook and Twitter and read reviews on TripAdvisor.

a great place to relax at Catcha Falling StarCatcha Falling Star: Cozy into a romantic room atop the beautiful cliffs of Negril’s West End. Since Catcha Falling Star is a popular wedding destination it’s not surprising that it’s a place of beauty. Visit Catcha Falling Star on Facebook and Twitter and read reviews on TripAdvisor.

Hedonism II: All guestrooms include flat screen TVs, refrigerators, a Euro-style Jacuzzi shower or rain shower, a coffee maker and a safety deposit box – although there are other perks that we’ll let you discover on your own. Do what Hedonism II hopes you’ll do when you room with them – live out your fantasies and escape all inhibition. Dine in shorts but skinny dip in the sea off Seven Mile Beach – then go wild during nude vacation theme nights. Hedonism II pledges solely to deliver ultimate guest satisfaction and promises that everything is included in the upfront price – forget about tipping and focus on nurturing your mind, body, spirit and soul. Visit Hedonism II on Facebook and Twitter and read reviews on TripAdvisor.

For more hotel recommendations throughout Jamaica, we recommend exploring Booking.com.

Seven Mile Beach weather

The island of Jamaica enjoys fairly consistent tropical temperatures year round with average temperatures of 82°F – lows to 70°F. July and August are the hottest months in Jamaica, whereas January and February are the coldest months. Fortunately, from month to month the water temperature fluctuates between 78°F and 84°F.

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