Burwood Beach

There's a bar on this beach, part of the resort that covers half the land near the beach. The sand is blindingly white and unbelievably soft. The water is clear, clean, warm and sparkling. Enjoy beach rentals and amenities, but definitely not seclusion.

Set toward the northern outskirts of Trelawny Parish, 0.4 miles east-northeast of White Bay, Burwood Beach is on the North West coast of Jamaica. You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. Visitors should keep in mind that, although Burwood Beach is by no means secluded, it's not the rowdiest beach in Jamaica either. This makes it a good option for travelers who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity but also want to skip out on the crowds.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North West coast of Jamaica; it will be near other attractions like Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like Outameni Theme Park (one of the closest to Burwood Beach) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new way to view Jamaica's traditions and culture.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Burwood Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium Sporting Event Venue 1.8 mi. WSW Jamaica
Fort Balcarres Historical Site 3.0 mi. W Jamaica
Outameni Theme Park Museum 3.2 mi. W Jamaica
Albert George Market Historical Site 3.4 mi. W Jamaica
Davidson House Historical Site 3.4 mi. W Jamaica
Falmouth Court House Historical Site 3.4 mi. W Jamaica
Good Hope Great House Historical Site 3.4 mi. W Jamaica
Martha Brae Waterwheel Historical Site 3.4 mi. W Jamaica
Old Baptist Manse Historical Site 3.4 mi. W Jamaica
Phoenix Foundry Historical Site 3.4 mi. W Jamaica
St. Peter's Anglican Church Historical Site 3.4 mi. W Jamaica
Tharp House Historical Site 3.4 mi. W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The town of Falmouth is close-by and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From Burwood Beach, Falmouth is a fairly short distance away, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Although vacationers generally won't find many accommodations in the surrounding areas, those accommodations closest to the beach can be seen in the list that follows.

Accommodations near Burwood Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Royalton White Sands 0.1 mi. SW Resort
Retreat Guesthouse Luxury Suites 0.2 mi. SW Guest house
Franklyn D. Resort 0.4 mi. WNW Resort
Fisherman's Inn 1.4 mi. W Hotel


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Burwood Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is Verandah Restaurant. This restaurant features Continental food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Burwood Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Verandah Restaurant (876) 903-3323 Continental Very Casual 0.4 mi. WNW
Time & Place (876) 843-3625 Jamaican Very Casual 0.5 mi. WNW
Glistening Waters Restaurant (888) 991-9901 Jamaican Informal 1.3 mi. W
Fisherman's Inn Restaurant (876) 954-3427 International, Jamaican Informal 1.4 mi. W
Rock Wharf Grill (876) 617-2074 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Juici Patties - Falmouth -- Jamaican Very Casual 2.8 mi. W
Club Nazz Restaurant (876) 615-1571 American, Jamaican Very Casual 3.0 mi. W
Tastee Limited (876) 984-5019 Jamaican Very Casual 3.0 mi. W
Pepper's Jerk Chicken (876) 385-7512 Jamaican Very Casual 3.1 mi. W
Aunt Gloria's Bar and Grill (876) 441-5480 Jamaican -- -- --
Boardwalk Cafe (876) 885-3025 Jamaican -- -- --
Down South Restaurant -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many nice beaches, so Burwood Beach is not your only option.

You may also enjoy Rio Bueno Beach, located not too far away, and can be reached in a taxi.

Burwood Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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