Bengal Beach

Rented villas serve as the background of this beach which are set back and not too imposing. This is a white sand beach with clear and calm waters and a short walk takes you to the mouth of the Rio Nuevo, which is interesting though not especially scenic.

Located toward the northeastern outskirts of Trelawny Parish, 3.7 miles west of Discovery Bay, Bengal Beach is on the North West edge of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying nearby. Travelers will find that, though Bengal Beach isn't considered a quiet and secluded part of the coast, it's not the rowdiest beach in Jamaica either. It's the perfect choice for families who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Enjoy some shade and possibly some privacy on this slim beach, with mostly visitors from nearby accommodations.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Bengal Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the North West coast of Jamaica; it will be near other attractions like Gallery Joe James, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you want to learn more about the history of Jamaica, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For instance, nearby is Fort Balcarres, which is one of the closest interesting historical sites in the neighborhood of Bengal Beach.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Bengal Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Gallery Joe James Art Gallery 1.5 WNW Jamaica
Grand Bahia Principe Casino 6.7 E Jamaica
Runaway Bay Golf Course Golf Course 8.3 E Jamaica
Outameni Experience Museum 10.6 W Jamaica
Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium Sporting Event Venue 11.9 W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Bengal Beach is very close to Runaway Bay, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Runaway Bay, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Bengal Beach, Runaway Bay isn't out of reach at seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotel rooms within a car's reach. A list of the closest options are seen in the following list.

Accommodations near Bengal Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa 1.5 WNW Resort
Alpha & Omega Guesthouse 3.4 E Guest house
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica 6.7 E Resort


While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest places to eat is Pablo's, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Bengal Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pablo's (876) 845-5108 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Coconut Tree Restuarant & Bar (876) 973-9720 -- -- -- --
Ultimate Jerk Center (876) 973-2054 Jamaican Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Jamaica, so if Bengal Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another location you might enjoy is Half Moon Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located 14 miles to the west. If you're looking for something a little more private, Puero Seco Beach may be a good choice. It is located a brief car or taxi trip away.

You may also want to consider Rio Bueno Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

Bengal Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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