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 in Annotto Bay, this beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers will find that, while Annotto Bay is certainly not secluded, it's not the rowdiest beach in Jamaica either. This makes it an excellent choice for those of you who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but also want to skip out on the crowds.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Annotto Bay offers those who visit an angelic and tranquil haven, since the surrounding region is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Jamaica's East coast. Brimmer Hall Estate is located eight and a half miles away, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Bob Marley Museum. This museum is located 17 and a half miles to the south, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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
Clonmel Potters Gallery Art Gallery 13.0 W Jamaica
Constant Spring Golf Club Golf Course 15.0 S Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest part in Jamaica to this beach is Annotto Bay. This friendly part of Jamaica is only a half mile from the beach, so a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Annotto Bay is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.


You might not find any places to eat near this beach, so you might want to pack a lunch for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them in Jamaica will have lots of options besides Annotto Bay.

You may also want to consider Port Maria North, located 11 miles to the northwest.

Maybe Annotto Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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