Jamaica Beach Guide

Cardiff Hall Public Beach

The mix of beautiful natural setting and unique atmosphere makes Cardiff Hall Public Beach a great destination for travelers looking for a taste of Jamaica. Not too far off the beaten path, Cardiff Hall offers a middle ground for tourists desiring a little seclusion, as well as easy access to an urban experience. Cardiff Hall Public Beach is notable for its tropical, yet metropolitan feel. It’s a good choice for families and groups of friends who want to be on the beach without having to fight the crowds.

Cardiff Hall Public Beach is located on the northern coast of Jamaica, near Franklyn D. Resort. Because it’s close to Runaway Bay, walking to town is definitely an option for visitors eager to explore the island. And there are many excellent hotel choices available for beachgoers, including

Franklyn D. Resort, 0.3 mile, 76 rooms
Club Ambiance, 0.7 mile, 91 rooms
Runaway Bay H.E.A.R.T. Hotel, 0.7 mile, 56 rooms
Breezes Runaway Bay Resort & Golf Club, 1 mile,  246 rooms
Hedonism III, 1.2 miles, 250 rooms
Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort and Spa, 14.6 miles, 730 rooms
SandCastles Resort, 14.7 miles, 49 rooms

Cardiff Hall Public Beach is also close to several interesting natural attractions, including Dunn’s River Falls, a mere 13 miles to the east. Other worthwhile attractions include the Enchanted Gardens, just14.6 miles east of the beach, and the Coyaba River Garden and Museum, 15.6 miles away.

Sample Jamaican food by trying some of the tasty options available at restaurants close to Cardiff Hall Public Beach. For Jamaican-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner cuisine, try the Little Pub. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are also served close to the beach at the Almond Tree Restaurant. For Jamaican lunch and dinner treats, Ocho Rios Village Jerk Centre is recommended.


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