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 on the northeastern edge of Trelawny Parish, 3.7 miles west of Discovery Bay, Bengal Beach is on the North West edge of Jamaica. You might want even if you are not staying very close. 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. This makes it an excellent choice for those of you who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity but also want to skip out on the crowds.

Amenities and Ambiance

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

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Set on Jamaica's North West coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Gallery Joe James, which is three quarters of a mile away.

Historical attractions like Fort Balcarres offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Bengal Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Jamaica's past, if you are interested in exploring.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Bengal Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Gallery Joe James Art Gallery 0.8 NW Jamaica
Grand Bahia Principe Casino 6.7 E Jamaica
Runaway Bay Golf Course Golf Course 8.3 E Jamaica
Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium Sporting Event Venue 11.9 W Jamaica
Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour Zip Line Site 12.1 E Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest town is Ocho Rios, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Runaway Bay is a car ride off, about seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of places to stay which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest choices can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Bengal Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica 6.7 E Resort
Club Ambiance 7.1 E Resort
Meditation Heights Hotel 7.5 SE Hotel


While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. The Lobster Bowl is one of the closest eateries, which is not far off the beach at all.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Bengal Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
The Lobster Bowl (876) 954-0048 Caribbean, Jamaican 0.7 mi. NW Jamaica

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Bengal Beach in Jamaica.

If the active mood at Bengal Beach is one of the features you love, consider heading to Half Moon Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it 14 miles to the west. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might find what you want at Puero Seco Beach. You'll find it a brief car or taxi trip away.

You may also enjoy Rio Bueno Beach, which is located a mile and a half to the west-northwest.

There's plenty to see and do in Jamaica, so visiting Bengal Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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