With the highway speeding off towards Montego Bay, it’s easy to miss the turning for DUNCANS, a peaceful village huddled under the hills of Cockpit Country, with a clock-tower timepiece that hasn’t worked for almost thirty years. Most visitors passing through come to stay at the restful and secluded villas of Silver Sands, a wide and windswept beach with powdery white sand and superlative swimming – accessed from just west of town. The coastline here is sublime, though the Silver Sands beach has a hefty day fee for non-guests and is totally out of the reach of locals. A neighbouring public beach, just west of the Silver Sands entrance, is unfortunately rocky, though swimming is possible.

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