Boston Bay Beach

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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.

Located in Boston Bay, 0.9 miles east-southeast of Fairy Hill, this beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. You will usually find plenty of beach space once you hit the sand, since the beach and its surrounding region is not overly congested.

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.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. There are many types of dining experiences in Jamaica that visitors can partake in, but dining at the beach can be especially enjoyable. Did you know that many hotels are able 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.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Boston Bay Beach is the ultimate convenience. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy some food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Travelers can take advantage of the available picnic tables, which are perfect for setting up your carry-out food, or just lounging under the sun.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration. 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.

One of the more serene beaches, Boston Bay Beach plus its available comforts are bound to be a good choice among visitors hoping to get away from the crowded beaches, as it is located inside a calm region. Thus straining to locate an unused amenity or service at the beach is not a scenario that you will be forced to do regularly, in spite of what time it is.

What's Nearby


Boston Bay Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Jamaica's East coast; it's located near attractions like Folly Ruins, which is six miles away.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Boston Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Folly Ruins Historical Site 5.8 WNW Jamaica
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 6.1 WNW Jamaica
Old Pera Windmill Historical Site 20.0 S Jamaica
Sun Coast Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park 24.9 SW Jamaica
Bull Bay Football Club Spectator Teams and Clubs 26.5 SW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The town of Port Antonio is close-by and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Port Antonio is a little ways off, maybe six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a good assortment of hotel booking options to pick from close to Boston Bay Beach. The most accessible of which are listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Boston Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tropical Lagoon 2.0 mi. WNW Hotel
Great Huts 2.2 mi. SE Lodge
Geejam 3.5 mi. W Hotel
Mocking Bird Hill 3.8 mi. W Lodge
Jamaica Palace Hotel 4.1 mi. W Hotel
Hotel Tim Bamboo 5.9 mi. W Hotel
Mango Ridge Guest Cottages 6.3 mi. W Cottages
Demontevin Lodge Hotel 6.4 mi. W Hotel
Jamaica Heights Resort -- -- Cottages
San San Tropez 7.4 mi. W Hotel


Though this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll still have some choices, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Mille Fleurs, which is just a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Boston Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mille Fleurs (876) 993-7267 Caribbean, European Fine Dining 2.6 mi. W
Bushbar (876) 993-7000 Jamaican Informal 3.5 mi. W
Woody's Low Bridge Place (876) 436-5624 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
The Veranda (876) 633-7100 International Fine Dining 4.8 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Boston Bay Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you may want to try is Zion Hill Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

You may find that Boston Bay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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