Marine Terminal Beach is a recreational beach located in Old Harbour Bay, St. Catherine, east of the Moores Pen community.
There is a wharf separating the beach at this location thereby creating two beaches and while both beaches range in width between 1.5 to 3 metres, the beach on the northern side is approximately 182 metres (600 feet) while that on the southern side is an approximate 300 metres (1,000 feet) long.
The southern "beach" which is very stony is mainly used by fishermen, while the northern side has fine silt-like sand particles; however, it is not unpleasant underfoot. The slope of the beach on both sides is gentle. The backshore is vegetated with West Indian Almond (Terminalia catappa) and, coastal grass (Ammophila breviligualata). There are several seagrass beds close to the shore.
The beach is located directly beside the Old Harbour power plant. There is a footpath leading to the beach and a NEPA ‘NO DUMPING and Loitering’ sign at the entrance of the beach. Parking is along the grass area which can accommodate a few vehicles. Patrons can explore the Great Goat Island and Longville Park within the area.
There are tables and beaches to accommodate beachgoers as well as a bathroom facility. The beach is fit for swimming, strolling, parties and picnics.
|Sea conditions||Generally calm|
|Lifeguard||No lifeguards on duty or safety measures in place.|
The beach is located directly beside the Old Harbour power plant. There is a footpath leading to the beach and a NEPA ‘NO DUMPING and Loitering’ sign at the entrance of the beach.
|Owned by||Commissioner of Lands|