I can boast at you that Bluefields Beach is MY community beach and surely one of my favourite beaches here in Jamaica! I lived only 3 miles north-east of the beach, in a little district called Beeston Spring.
This is the beach where I recall taking my first dip in our beautiful Caribbean water! We call it 'Sabito' - don't ask me what that means, lol. Actually, I need to ask about that :-)
But anyways, it is what we know it as - from childhood days.
Although it is the most popular beach around this area of the island, for years it was left un-managed.
In the 1990's however, various interest groups came together and gave it a much needed makeover, and today it is the new Bluefields Beach Park.
As a result, there are extensive car parking on the approach road and within the gated Beach Park.
A further set of gates provides pedestrian access to the old road by the beach. It gets very busy at weekends and Jamaican public holidays.
The beach is about 1 km long! and it has all the necessary sanitary, changing and parking facilities. The swimming is generally regarded as very good, although sometimes we get some uncomfortable waves if there are ocean swells.
Just remember it is still a public beach so there are no chairs nor umbrellas on offer.
The Beach Park however is located in a shady well wooded area. The park also holds a number of small restaurants which are noted for their exquisite local flavour.
New! There is also now the new Luna Sea Inn hotel that will be sure to your liking.
Although I now live in Montego Bay, every now and then I take the time to go down and take a dive with family and friends.
The beach is open 24x7, all day everyday however the facilities are open daily: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
According to the UDC, there is no charge to get into the facility, they only charge a minimal fee for use of the facilities available, which are the change areas, restroom and shower.
12 Years and over:
$50 JMD for the restroom and $100 JMD for the shower facility
4 To 11 Years:
$50 for shower, change and restroom
For more on this and other captivating beaches in Jamaica, be sure to visit my Jamaica beaches article.
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