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 just outside the heart of 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 particularly close by. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities may find that Billy Bay is just the right spot. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

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.

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


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Jamaica; it's located near attractions like Breds Treasure Beach Sports Park, which is one and a quarter miles away.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Jamaica Fun Farm, a lovely museum found 12 and a half miles to the north, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If you want to see as many of Jamaica's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Billy Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Breds Treasure Beach Sports Park Park 1.3 ESE Jamaica
The Mud Palace Gallery Art Gallery 2.6 SE Jamaica
Lover's Leap Lighthouse Lighthouse 8.7 E Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 12.6 N Jamaica
Bamboo Avenue Scenic Trail 14.8 N Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Cities near Billy Bay include Treasure Beach, which is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a pleasant day trip for visitors wanting to get a taste of local life. From the coast, Treasure Beach is a fairly short distance away, about a mile and a half (three kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Billy Bay will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of places to stay within a car's reach. Some of the closest possibilities are displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Billy Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Two Seasons Guest House 1.2 ESE Guest house
Treasure Beach Hotel 1.6 ESE Resort
Jake's Resort 2.0 SE Resort


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Jamaica's specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Frenchman's Reef Restaurant & Bar. This restaurant has both International and Jamaican cuisines. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Billy Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Frenchman's Reef Restaurant & Bar (876) 965-3049 International, Jamaican Very Casual 1.8 mi. ESE
Pardy's Coffee Shop (876) 326-9008 International, Jamaican Very Casual 1.9 mi. ESE
Jack Sprat Restaurant (876) 965-3583 Caribbean Informal 2.0 mi. SE
Jake's Restaurant (876) 993-8400 Jamaican Informal 2.0 mi. SE
Gee Wiz Vegetarian Restaurant (876) 787-7103 Caribbean, Vegetarian Very Casual 2.5 mi. ESE
Marblue Gourmet (876) 965-3408 International Fine Dining 2.5 mi. SE
Hold a Vibz Cafe (876) 540-7981 Vegetarian Very Casual 2.5 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Billy Bay.

Travelers may also want to consider Treasure Beach, located reasonably close-by, which means a quick cab ride is an easy option.

Billy Bay 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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