James Bond Beach

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James Bond Beach
Beach
James Bond Beach.
James Bond Beach.
James Bond Beach is located in Jamaica
James Bond Beach
James Bond Beach
Coordinates: 18°24′22″N 76°56′53″W / 18.4060643°N 76.9481154°W / 18.4060643; -76.9481154Coordinates: 18°24′22″N 76°56′53″W / 18.4060643°N 76.9481154°W / 18.4060643; -76.9481154[1]
Country Jamaica
Parish St Mary
Time zone EST (UTC-5)

James Bond Beach is a beach that sits on a small peninsula at Oracabessa Bay, about 10 miles (16 km) from Ocho Rios on Jamaica's north coast. The beach has brightly painted changing rooms, a water sports centre, a bar, and a restaurant. It is surrounded by crystal clear water on three sides, and the mountains of St Mary reach straight down to the sea, a sight which serves as the beach's backdrop.[2] Its expansive lawns are a regular venue for concerts by international artists such as Rihanna, Ziggy Marley, and Lauryn Hill.[3][4]

Scenes from the James Bond movie Dr. No were filmed at the beach.[5] The two-story Moonraker bar, open on all sides, can hold up to 200 people; however, the only time it becomes full is during occasional jazz, blues, soca, and reggae concerts. The Bond-related décor is subdued, obvious only in the names of movies painted on small bamboo pieces that hang over the first-floor bar. There are no Bond souvenir stands.[6] Celebrity friends of owner Chris Blackwell are known to stop by.[7]

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