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 in Trelawny Parish, 3.7 miles west of Discovery Bay, Bengal Beach is on the North West coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in Jamaica should pay a visit to Bengal Beach. It's a little bit removed from Jamaica's urban areas, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

Amenities and Ambiance

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

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North West coast of Jamaica. It's located near Gallery Joe James, which is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

If you want more information on the history of Jamaica, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. The nearest historical attraction is Fort Balcarres, which is one of the closest places of historical significance to Bengal Beach.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions 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
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

Runaway Bay is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, 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 vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors will find a fairly good assortment of accommodations to pick from in the vicinity of Bengal Beach. The closest of which are listed below.

Accommodations near Bengal Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Alpha & Omega Guesthouse 3.4 E Guest house
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica 6.7 E Resort
Club Ambiance 7.1 E Resort


While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are prepared to venture a little out of the way. Pablo's is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Jamaica besides Bengal Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Half Moon Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located 14 miles to the west. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Puero Seco Beach may be a good choice. You'll find it a brief car or taxi trip away.

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

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Jamaica, but a trip to Bengal Beach could end up a family favorite.


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