Buff Bay

Located in the sleepy town of Buff Bay is an equally sleepy beach of the same name. While Crystal Springs is the real attraction in this town, Buff Bay is a great option for vacationers who are looking for a day at he beach away from the crowds.

Located in Buff Bay, this beach is on the East edge of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Those of you who spend part of the afternoon at this beach can have a relaxing time without missing an opportunity to meet new people.

How to Access The Beach
Buff Bay is located right off A4, next to the Seawave Complex.

Amenities and Ambiance

Although Buff Bay is considered to be the gateway to the Blue Mountains, swimming in the shade of the mountains won't happen on this beach. Still, there is much beauty to behold, from the white to grey sands to the dark blue waves.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East coast of Jamaica; it will be near other attractions like Port Antonio Craft Market, which is just a cab ride away.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Jamaica, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Christ Church, which is 14 miles to the east.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Buff Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Port Antonio Craft Market Shopping Center 13.9 E Jamaica
Christ Church Historical Site 14.2 E Jamaica
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 14.4 E Jamaica
Folly Ruins Historical Site 14.6 E Jamaica
Constant Spring Golf Club Golf Course 15.3 SW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest part in Jamaica to this beach is Buff Bay. This destination is just a quarter mile from the beach, so a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Buff Bay is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are.

Don't anticipate finding any of Jamaica's frequently visited resorts lining this beach, though if you're trying to elude throngs of travelers, the shortage of accommodation options will be welcomed.


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat close to this location, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

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

If the active mood at Buff Bay is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider heading to Windsor Castle Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located two miles to the northwest. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, consider Spring Garden Beach. It is located just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Annotto Bay, which is located within the range of a taxi.

Jamaica offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Buff Bay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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