Boston Bay

A perfect place for a picnic on the beach, Boston Bay is home to a number of vendors, who line the shores offering the finest in jerk meals. The beach is gorgeous and the waves are just right for windsurfing the rocky waters. Occasionally, music shows are held on the weekends.

On the East coast of Jamaica, this beach is located in Boston Bay, a neighborhood in the vicinity of Fairy Hill; it is 6.5 miles to the east of Port Antonio. The surrounding area isn't stuffed with visitors, but that is not to say you won't find a fair amount of excitements at this beach.

How to Access The Beach

On the A4 between Manchioneal (to the south) and Port Antonio (to the northwest) is where you'll find a short dirt road making a circle which extends right up to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sands shine with golden tones and the waves are rocky and rough along Boston Bay.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Boston Bay. Every nation has its own style of cuisine, and Jamaica is no different. One truly memorable place to enjoy delicious local specialties is right next to the coast. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You might also have the option to order lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Picnic tables are on-site——great for full-fledged lunches or afternoon snacks.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface. Apart from the tourists and guests to the island, locals come out to sell their jerk meals to the public and hang out on the beach. A good mix of people keep this beach somewhat crowded.

Secluded away, Boston Bay and its availability of amenities are a hit for visitors wishing to spend some time away from the crowds, as it happens to be situated within a laid-back part of Jamaica. Taking that into consideration, no matter what part of the day you come, as there's a small possibility you'll need to contend with the other beach-goers who will be needing access to the comforts that are there.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Boston Bay on the East coast of Jamaica; the area hosts attractions such as San San Golf Course, which is three miles away.

Historical attractions such as Folly Ruins provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Boston Bay, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Jamaica's past, without straying too far from the coastline. In fact, this coastline is located accessed quickly by taking a cab from this place of historical interest.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Boston Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction
San San Golf Course Golf Course 3.0 WNW
Folly Ruins Historical Site 5.8 WNW
Old Pera Windmill Historical Site 20.0 S
Sun Coast Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park 24.9 SW
Bull Bay Football Club Spectator Teams and Clubs 26.5 SW

Cities and Towns

Boston Bay is near Port Antonio, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Not far away you'll find Port Antonio, a city which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Boston Bay, Port Antonio is a car ride off, about six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline 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's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Beach-goers will find a fairly good selection of hotels to pick from in the area around Boston Bay. The most accessible of which can be seen in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Boston Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tropical Lagoon 2.0 WNW Hotel
Great Huts 2.2 SE Lodge
Mocking Bird Hill 3.8 W Lodge


Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Doreen Lawrence Catering Service, which is just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Boston Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Doreen Lawrence Catering Service (876) 993-8345 -- -- 0.9 mi. WNW
Mille Fleurs (876) 993-7267 Caribbean Fine Dining 2.6 mi. W
Woody's Low Bridge Place (876) 436-5624 Jamaican Very Casual 4.2 mi. W
The Veranda (876) 633-7100 International Fine Dining 4.8 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many nice beaches, so Boston Bay is not your only option.

Vacationers may also want to visit Zion Hill Beach, located in a distance some might easily walk.

Jamaica has plenty to offer its visitors, and Boston Bay is just one of the many options.


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