Billy Bay

Along a rocky stretch of sand on the southern coast of Jamaica sits the beautiful Billy Bay. It is one of five Bays located in the fishing village of Treasure Beach. Aside from local fisherman who set sail from the bay each morning, Billy Bay is often empty; a quiet, secluded spot for visitors to enjoy the serenity of being alone on a Jamaican beach.

Located in Saint Elizabeth Parish, 1.8 miles west-northwest of downtown Treasure Beach, Billy Bay is on the South West coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. You will typically find quite a number of places to throw down a towel, as the surrounding area and the beach itself are not overflowing with tourists.

Amenities and Ambiance

The shore of Billy Bay feature white to grey sands that are speckled with rocks and shells. Larger rocks line the edge of the beach, and sometimes make an appearance under water. The waters themselves are aquamarine and the waves are just strong enough to encourage a bit of body surfing.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the South West coast of Jamaica; this area boasts other attractions such as Lover's Leap Lighthouse, which is eight and a half miles away.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Jamaica Fun Farm (found within reach of a taxi) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help visitors understand Jamaica's interesting past.

If a visit to the Billy Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Billy Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Lover's Leap Lighthouse Lighthouse 8.7 E Jamaica
Art 'n' Tings Handicraft Dealers 12.2 NNE Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 12.6 N Jamaica
Bamboo Alley Scenic Trail 15.5 N Jamaica
Appleton Estate Rum Distillery Distillery 19.0 N Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Billy Bay is near Treasure Beach, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town to Billy Bay is Treasure Beach, which is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a nice day out for guests wishing to get a better feel for the area. From the coast, Treasure Beach is not far away, roughly a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Beach-goers will find a good selection of accommodations to choose from in the vicinity of the beach. The most convenient of which can be viewed below.

Accommodations near Billy Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Two Seasons Guest House 1.2 mi. ESE Guest house
Treasure Beach Hotel 1.6 mi. ESE Resort
Golden Sands Beach Cottage 1.8 mi. ESE Resort
Jake's Resort 2.0 mi. SE Resort
Ital Rest 3.3 mi. SE Cottages
South Shore Guest House 9.0 mi. NNW Guest house
Waterloo Guest House 9.8 mi. NNW Guest house

Food

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Yabba Restaurant. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and Jamaican cuisines. Many guests rave about their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a short distance away.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Billy Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Yabba Restaurant (876) 965-0114 Caribbean, Jamaican Informal 1.6 mi. ESE
Frenchman's Reef Restaurant & Bar (876) 965-3049 International, Jamaican Very Casual 1.8 mi. ESE
South Jammin' Sports Bar & Restaurant (876) 377-4817 International, Jamaican Very Casual 1.9 mi. ESE
Jack Sprat Restaurant (876) 965-3583 Caribbean Informal 2.0 mi. SE
Jake's Country Kitchen (876) 993-8400 Jamaican Informal 2.0 mi. SE
Marblue Gourmet (876) 965-3408 International Fine Dining 2.5 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Billy Bay in Jamaica.

Vacationers may also want to visit Treasure Beach, located four miles away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Jamaica, and Billy Bay is just one of the many options.

 

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