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 stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Those planning on making a stop at this beach will be able to escape the city's bustle without missing an opportunity to meet new people.

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 Beach. There are several types of dining experiences in Jamaica that visitors can partake in, but eating a delicious meal on the beach can be a particularly memorable one. 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.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to order some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Those who wish to eat lunch here will enjoy having access to picnic tables.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. 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.

Beach-goers who are planning to take advantage of the amenities provided here, don't need to worry; Boston Bay Beach is situated in a region which usually doesn't see many crowds. As such, the availability of certain amenities likely won't be decreased.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Boston Bay Beach is on Jamaica's East coast. It is near some interesting sites like Folly Ruins, which is a short taxi ride away, and it is one of the area's attractions.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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
Christ Church Historical Site 6.3 W Jamaica
Port Antonio Craft Market Shopping Center 6.5 W Jamaica
Old Pera Windmill Historical Site 20.0 S Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Boston Bay Beach is in the Port Antonio area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Port Antonio, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Port Antonio is about six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can attract visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a nice range of accommodations to choose from in the area surrounding Boston Bay Beach. The most convenient of which can be seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Boston Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tropical Lagoon 2.0 mi. WNW Hotel
Great Huts 2.2 mi. SE Lodge
Goblin Hill Villas at San San 2.5 mi. WNW Villa complex
Resort at Wilks Bay 3.0 mi. WNW Villa complex
Frenchman's Cove Resort 3.2 mi. WNW Villa complex
Geejam 3.5 mi. W Hotel
Mocking Bird Hill 3.9 mi. W Lodge
Jamaica Palace Hotel 4.1 mi. W Hotel
Trident Hotel 4.8 mi. WNW Villa complex
Match Resort 4.8 mi. WNW Cottages


While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you're willing to drive a bit. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Mille Fleurs, which is not far off the beach at all.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed below.

Restaurants near Boston Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mille Fleurs (876) 993-7267 Caribbean, Fusion Fine Dining 2.6 mi. W
Bushbar (876) 993-7000 Jamaican Informal 3.5 mi. W
Restaurant Chill Out Beach Bar (876) 913-7171 -- -- 4.6 mi. SE
The Veranda (876) 633-7100 International Fine Dining 4.8 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Jamaica besides Boston Bay Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Zion Hill Beach, located only a short distance away.

Boston Bay Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Jamaica you might like.


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