James Bond Beach

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James Bond Beach

Laughing Waters Beach
Roaring River 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]
ParishSt. Mary
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)

James Bond Beach—also known as Laughing Waters Beach and Roaring River 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. Its expansive lawns are a regular venue for concerts by international artists such as Rihanna, Ziggy Marley, and Lauryn Hill.[2][3][4][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. It only became named James Bond Beach by the Jamaican Tourist Board following a suggestion by Kingston-based journalist Neil-Monticelli Harley-Rüdd.[6] Celebrity friends of owner Chris Blackwell are known to stop by.[7]

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  1. ^ "Wikimapia". Retrieved 2009-09-07.
  2. ^ "Laughing Waters".
  3. ^ Description of James Bond Beach
  4. ^ Partial list of artists who have performed at James Bond Beach
  5. ^ Concerts at James Bond Beach
  6. ^ Moonraker Bar
  7. ^ Popularity

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