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 think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. The surrounding area is not very urbanized, however, there is still plenty to do here.

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. Jamaica has a wide assortment of dining options, but not every meal you enjoy has to be at a fine restaurant. Some visitors, in fact, find it more convenient and relaxing to eat on near the beach than in another restaurant. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. On some days, it may be possible to order some food from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Lots of visitors make use of the picnic tables at Boston Bay Beach, where you can park your belongings for the afternoon, or set up a quick lunch.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you want to see the underwater world. 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.

the immediate vicinity around Boston Bay Beach is not near many tourist spots. Thus struggling to acquire an unoccupied amenity while at the beach is not something you will have to go through when arriving at the beach, in spite of what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Folly Ruins, which is six miles to the west-northwest.

If you can't wait to see as many of Jamaica's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

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
Portland Art Gallery Art Gallery 7.0 W Jamaica
Old Pera Windmill Historical Site 20.0 S Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Boston Bay Beach is very close to Port Antonio, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Port Antonio, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Boston Bay Beach, Port Antonio is located roughly six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may meet guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a fairly wide assortment of accommodations to choose from in the area that encircles the beach. The closest 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
San San Tropez 7.4 mi. W Hotel


While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Mille Fleurs, which is just a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown 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
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

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Jamaica besides Boston Bay Beach worth visiting.

Travelers may also want to consider Zion Hill Beach, located within a short distance.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Jamaica, and paying a visit to Boston Bay Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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