Gut River

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Gut River
Gut River and Jamaica's south coast.
Physical characteristics
 - coordinates17°51′39″N 77°27′58″W / 17.860796°N 77.466247°W / 17.860796; -77.466247[1]
 - coordinates
17°51′29″N 77°28′09″W / 17.858034°N 77.469181°W / 17.858034; -77.469181Coordinates: 17°51′29″N 77°28′09″W / 17.858034°N 77.469181°W / 17.858034; -77.469181[1]
 - elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length0.5 km (0.31 mi)
Gut River is located in Jamaica
Gut River
Gut River

Gut River is a river, beach and small hamlet on an isolated stretch of south facing coastline in Manchester, Jamaica. The name is said by the locals to derive from the German word for good.[citation needed]


This is a mostly underground river, which springs forth in a deep clear pool barely 200m from the sea. The naturally fresh water bathing/diving pool can be accessed from the road.


There is wading access along the river to the beach which is in the middle of Long Bay, Manchester, a mostly deserted 20 mile strip of black sand.


On the east bank of the river there is a commercial beach property (access 100J$ in 2006) with bar facilities, which can be busy at holidays, but is usually very quiet and provides access to both the beach and the mouth of the river without wading. On the west bank is a private property. There appear to be no more than ten properties in the hamlet.[1]


Gut River lies about 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Alligator Pond and 10 miles (16 km) west of Alligator Hole River which is near Milk River Bath. A very quiet coastal road joins these three rather isolated spots. Many years ago the road used only to be passable with 4WD vehicles but in 2006 the surface was in good order for ordinary cars.

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  1. ^ a b c "Wikimapia". Retrieved 2009-09-10.

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