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.

Set in 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 in the vicinity. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— should pay a visit to Bengal Beach. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, but it's also not completely secluded.

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, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North West coast of Jamaica. It is near some interesting sites like Gallery Joe James, which is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Outameni Theme Park. It's not far from the shores at Bengal Beach, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If you can't wait to see as many of Jamaica's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

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

Bengal Beach is close to Runaway Bay, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The nearby town of Runaway Bay is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Bengal Beach, Runaway Bay is about seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers will find a pretty nice range of hotel options to pick from in the vicinity of Bengal Beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the table 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


Though you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you are prepared to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is Pablo's, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurants are listed below.

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

Jamaica has many beaches, so Bengal Beach is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Half Moon Beach, which is in a pretty active location. It is located 14 miles to the west. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Puero Seco Beach is a location removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it a short taxi ride away.

Another option worth considering is Rio Bueno Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Jamaica; then again, Bengal Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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