We leave in 6 days for CSA also. As far as the beach goes it is a great one. If you walk toward the water and go right you go past a Beaches resort and then to a more open area. In my opinion the better walk is to the left. You go past a few restraunts,little beach hotels and Margaritaville. You can walk right into Negril but it is a hike. Have spoke to a few who have done it. They stop along the way and have a red stripe at the many little spots on the way and take a taxi back. Every year we say we are going to do it but sand gravity sets in. Enjoy your trip.
TravelLover, you are in for a treat. It's the biggest reason csa is our favorite place. We do walk the beach daily and shop and stop for a red stripe at the little bars along the way. To the right if you're facing the beach are mostly other resorts.
If you just feel like chillin, there is lots to keep you entertained. If you'd like a video and a couple of pics to tie you over, email me at email@example.com
Congrats, I hope you have a great trip
Trav, get on youtube, and hit Negril. You might even hit Negril beach walk. There is a 7 part beach walk that shows almost all of Long Bay, which is where Swept Away is. Not sure where the walk starts, but it ends at Swept Away. Pretty cool.