Auchindown Beach

Curving along the southwest coast of Jamaica is Auchindown Beach, one of the many on the island that serves as a haven for rest and relaxation for locals and vacationers alike. Whether you're looking forward to spending your day swimming, soaking up the sun, or participating in water sports, Auchindown can accommodate.

Located near the center of Auchindown, Auchindown Beach is on the West edge of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you should consider going off the beaten path to Auchindown Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Auchindown Beach is set at the end of a long dirt road off the A2. The road opens up right onto the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

White sands and aquamarine waters typify Auchindown Beach.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Auchindown Beach offers a calm and relaxing getaway, due to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


Auchindown Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on Jamaica's West coast. It is near Peter Tosh Monument, which is among the popular spots in the area.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Jamaica Fun Farm, a lovely museum found 16 and a half miles to the east, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Auchindown Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Peter Tosh Monument Monument 2.9 NNW Jamaica
Abeokuta Paradise Nature Park Park 8.3 NNW Jamaica
Bamboo Alley Scenic Trail 11.2 E Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 16.5 E Jamaica
Appleton Estate Rum Distillery Distillery 18.7 E Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest part of Jamaica to Auchindown Beach is Auchindown. This friendly part of Jamaica is only a quarter mile from the coast, so it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. Auchindown is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Though you will find just a few places to stay in the vicinity, those accommodations closest to the beach can be seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Auchindown Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sandals South Coast 1.4 mi. SE Resort
Horizon Cottages -- -- Cottages
South Sea View Guest House 4.8 mi. SE Guest house


Although there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are prepared to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is One Bean Café, which is a brief car or taxi trip away.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Auchindown Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
One Bean Café (876) 275-2776 -- -- 3.1 mi. SE
Dragon Lounge Seafood Restaurant (876) 952-1578 -- -- 3.2 mi. SE
Culloden Villa (876) 963-5300 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Jamaica, so Auchindown Beach is not your only option.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Belmont Beach, situated just a short distance away. On the other hand, Bluefields Beach could provide more action, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. You'll find it four miles to the north-northwest.

Another option worth considering is Crab Pond Bay, located a mile and a half away.

Maybe Auchindown Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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