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.

Set near the middle of Buff Bay, this beach is on the East edge of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Though you couldn't go so far as to say Buff Bay is secluded, it's also not packed to the brim with beachgoers, like many of the other beaches can be. So, though it isn't Jamaica most isolated stretch of sand, this beach will have much less traffic to dodge during, say, a romantic walk along the water.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Buff Bay is on the East coast of Jamaica; it's located near attractions like Portland Art Gallery, which is within the range of a taxi.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Jamaica, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Christ Church, which is within driving distance.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Buff Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Portland Art Gallery Art Gallery 13.4 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 area of Jamaica to this beach is Buff Bay. This location is just a quarter mile from the shore, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Buff Bay is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may meet visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.


There aren't any restaurants in the vicinity of this coast, so you might want to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them in Jamaica will have lots of options besides Buff Bay.

Another location you might enjoy is Windsor Castle Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located two miles to the northwest. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Spring Garden Beach is a beach secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Travelers may also want to consider Annotto Bay, located a quick cab ride away.

Perhaps Buff Bay 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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