Annotto Bay

This urban beach is more convenient than pretty, but it does have the same warm and enveloping waters of the Caribbean and the sand, though dark, is soft on your bare feet.

Located on the western outskirts of Annotto Bay, this beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Jamaica's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, however, Annotto Bay is tamer than most, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you find that you go for sunny days that bring guests a calm enclave, then think about trying out Annotto Bay; it's located within a more natural part of Jamaica.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Annotto Bay is on Jamaica's East coast; the area hosts attractions such as Brimmer Hall Estate, which is a short taxi ride away.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Firefly, a lovely museum found just a taxi ride away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

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

Activities and Attractions Near Annotto Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Brimmer Hall Estate Historical Site 8.7 NW Jamaica
Firefly Museum 11.6 NW Jamaica
Galina Lighthouse Lighthouse 12.3 NW Jamaica
Constant Spring Golf Club Golf Course 15.0 S Jamaica
Grosvenor Galleries Art Gallery 15.2 S Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest section in Jamaica to this beach is Annotto Bay. This destination is just a half mile away, meaning it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. Annotto Bay is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may see guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the vicinity of this location, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Annotto Bay isn't the only beach worth checking out in Jamaica.

You might also want to visit Port Maria North, which is located just a cab ride away.

Jamaica has so much to offer, so visiting Annotto Bay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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