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. Jamaica's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, however, Annotto Bay is tamer than most, making it just the right spot for vacationers who want to stay away from big crowds, but still get the most out of their beach visit.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Annotto Bay brings visitors an idyllic and serene haven, thanks to the fact that the area surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Annotto Bay on Jamaica's East coast. It is near some interesting sites like Brimmer Hall Estate, which is located eight and a half miles to the northwest, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in combining 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 away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 location is only a half mile away, which means you needn't use up an entire day here. Annotto Bay is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests from the few small lodgings in the area.


You might not find any places to eat near this location, so you may choose to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

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

Travelers may also want to consider Port Maria North, located a quick cab ride away.

Jamaica has so much to offer, and Annotto Bay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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