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 near the middle 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 consider stopping by even if you are not staying very close. You will generally find quite a number of places to throw down a towel, since the beach and the surroundings that call it home are not extremely crowded.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Billy Bay is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South West coast of Jamaica; it's located near attractions like Lover's Leap Lighthouse, which is a quick cab ride away.

Historical attractions like Bloomfield Great House provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Billy Bay, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Jamaica's past, without having to go too far from the beach. Actually, this shoreline is a drivable distance from this place of historical significance.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 very close to Treasure Beach, so walking the city is a definite option. Treasure Beach is the closest town to Billy Bay. It isn't a congested area, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for guests wanting to scope out the local scene. From the shore, Treasure Beach isn't far off, maybe a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can attract visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of lodgings which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest options have been displayed in the table 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

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is Yabba Restaurant. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and Jamaican menu items. They are also known for serving seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of 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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Jamaica, so Billy Bay is not your only option.

You may also enjoy Treasure Beach, which is located reasonably close-by, meaning a quick cab ride should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Billy Bay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.

 

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