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 in Trelawny Parish, 0.4 miles east-northeast of White Bay, Burwood Beach is on the North West edge of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Need a place to stretch out and relax without all the fuss? To many, the best beach is one that is far away from the crowds, but still near many of the major hotels and restaurants; Burwood Beach, a somehwat secluded part of the coast, has these qualities.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Jamaica; it's located near attractions like Outameni Experience, which is three quarters of a mile away.

If you want to learn more about the history of Jamaica, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the nearest historical attractions is Fort Balcarres, which is one of the closest locations with historical significance in the neighborhood of Burwood Beach.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Burwood Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Outameni Experience Museum 0.8 mi. SSW Jamaica
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

Cities and Towns

Burwood Beach is close to Falmouth, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Falmouth is the closest city and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Falmouth is not far away, roughly three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Though beach-goers won't find very many hotels nearby, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be viewed in the following list.

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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Jamaica's specialty dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is Verandah Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious Continental cuisine. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach in Jamaica will have lots of options besides Burwood Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Rio Bueno Beach, located within the range of a taxi.

While Jamaica has many alluring attractions, taking a swim at Burwood Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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