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 coast of Jamaica. You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Burwood Beach is a hidden gem to some travelers: it offers an upbeat, social atmosphere, but is not constantly overrun with crowds. If you're not interested in Jamaica's completely quiet and hidden beaches, but don't want to compete with other beachgoers for a spot, this beach is right in the middle.

Amenities and Ambiance

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Burwood Beach on the North West coast of Jamaica. It is near some interesting sites like Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium, which is situated a mile and a half to the west-southwest, and it is among the favorite local destinations.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like Outameni Theme Park (one of the closest to Burwood Beach) offer a fun learning experience and a new way to experience Jamaica's culture.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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 closest town is Montego Bay, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Falmouth isn't far off, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

While beach-goers generally won't find very many accommodations close-by, those options closest to Burwood Beach can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Burwood Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Royalton White Sands 0.1 mi. SW Resort
Franklyn D. Resort 0.4 mi. WNW Resort
Glistening Waters Hotel 1.3 mi. W Hotel
Fisherman's Inn 1.4 mi. W Hotel


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Burwood Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is Glistening Waters Restaurant. The restaurant serves Jamaican cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurants are listed below.

Restaurants near Burwood Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Glistening Waters Restaurant (888) 991-9901 Jamaican Fine Dining 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 1.5 mi. W
Juici Patties - Falmouth -- Jamaican Very Casual 2.8 mi. W
Donna's Caribbean Restaurant (877) 553-6662 American, Jamaican Very Casual 3.0 mi. W
Tastee Limited (876) 984-5019 Jamaican Very Casual 3.0 mi. W
Falmouth Jerk Center (876) 362-4495 Jamaican, Vegetarian Very Casual 3.1 mi. W
Pepper's Jerk Chicken (876) 385-7512 Jamaican Very Casual 3.1 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Jamaica, so Burwood Beach is just one of your options.

Another location you may want to try is Rio Bueno Beach, located nine miles away.

Maybe Burwood Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Jamaica offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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