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.

Situated in Boston Bay, 0.9 miles east-southeast of Fairy Hill, this beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You might want whether or not you're staying particularly close by. You will typically find quite a number of places to throw down a towel, as the area surrounding the beach 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.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Boston Bay Beach visitors find convenient and satisfying. Every destination has its own culinary style, and Jamaica is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to sample the local fare is right on the water. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Jamaica's famous street food along the way.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. On some days, it may be possible to order some food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Those who want to dine by the water will appreciate that there are picnic tables available.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to see what lies 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.

One of the more serene beaches, Boston Bay Beach with its available amenities will most likely be a popular choice for guests hoping to find a place away from the busy beaches and crowded shores since it is found inside a laid-back area. What this means is that failing to find an unoccupied amenity or service at Boston Bay Beach is not something you will be forced to do when arriving at the beach, no matter if it is the most popular time to visit.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Boston Bay Beach on Jamaica's East coast; it's located near attractions like Folly Ruins, which is six miles to the west-northwest.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, 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
Portland Art Gallery Art Gallery 7.0 W Jamaica
Old Pera Windmill Historical Site 20.0 S Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest town is Kingston, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Boston Bay Beach, Port Antonio is located roughly six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Boston Bay Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Beach-goers will find a pretty good range of resorts and hotels to choose from in the area surrounding Boston Bay Beach. The most convenient of which can be viewed 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 the area surrounding Boston Bay Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. Mille Fleurs is one of the closest eateries, which is only a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are included in the following table.

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

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Boston Bay Beach.

You may also want to consider Zion Hill Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Maybe Boston Bay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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