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 heart of Buff Bay, this beach is on the East edge of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Jamaica's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but Buff Bay is less exposed than the others, making it a good pick for those of you who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Jamaica's East coast. It's located near Folly Lighthouse, which is within the range of a taxi, and it is one of a number of area's attractions.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Bob Marley Museum (situated a little ways away, but can be reached in the car) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help visitors understand Jamaica's interesting past.

If a visit to the Buff Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Buff Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Christelle's Gaming Gambling Arcade 15.7 SW Jamaica
Acropolis Barbican Casino 16.6 SSW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest area in Jamaica to this beach is Buff Bay. This interesting part of Jamaica is just a quarter mile from the shore, so it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. This region in Jamaica is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how packed the nearby hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests from some of the area's smaller options.


There aren't any restaurants right on this coast, so you might want to pack a lunch for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Jamaica, of course, so if Buff Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy Windsor Castle Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it two miles to the northwest. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, consider Spring Garden Beach. It is located just a little ways away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Annotto Bay, located just a cab ride away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Buff Bay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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