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 edge of Jamaica. you should think about stopping by to check out this beach even if you aren't staying particularly close Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— should pay a visit to Boston Bay Beach. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not quiet or boring either.

Located in Boston Bay, 0.9 miles east-southeast of Fairy Hill, Boston Bay Beach If you're wondering, Port Antonio is six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) to the west.

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. Every nation has its own cuisine, and Jamaica is no different. One of the best places to experience delicious local dishes is right on the water. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. You might also have the option to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

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

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you've been hoping to get in 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.

the immediate vicinity around Boston Bay Beach is rarely very crowded, What this means is that no matter the time of day you visit, since there is only a small possibility you'll find yourself contend with the other beach-goers who will be needing access to the conveniences found here.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Boston Bay Beach on Jamaica's East coast. San San Golf Course is situated three miles away, and it is one of the attractions close-by.

Historical attractions such as Folly Ruins offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Boston Bay Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Jamaica's past, without venturing too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot six miles from this place of historical interest.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Boston Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
San San Golf Course Golf Course 3.0 WNW Jamaica
Folly Ruins Historical Site 5.8 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

Boston Bay Beach is in the Port Antonio area, so walking the city is a definite option. The nearby town of Port Antonio is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Boston Bay Beach, Port Antonio is a little ways off, maybe six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Vacationers will find a fairly good assortment of hotels to pick from close to Boston Bay Beach. The most accessible of which can be viewed below.

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


Although the area surrounding Boston Bay Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is Doreen Lawrence Catering Service, which is less than a mile away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Boston Bay Beach
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

There are other beaches in Jamaica you might like besides Boston Bay Beach.

Another location you may want to try is Zion Hill Beach, which is located within a walkable distance.

Perhaps Boston Bay Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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