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 near the middle of Buff Bay, this beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Jamaica's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, however, Buff Bay is tamer than most, making it a good choice for travelers who'd prefer to stay out of the busiest areas.

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


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's East coast. It is near Portland Art Gallery, which is located 13 and a half miles to the east, and it is one of the area's attractions.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Bob Marley Museum (situated 17 miles away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new side of Jamaica's history.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 nearest region in Jamaica to this beach is Buff Bay. This location is just a quarter mile away, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. This region in Jamaica is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


How many other people you encounter at Buff Bay will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Buff Bay is not located near many major hotels, but you may meet guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat right on this location, so it would be a good idea to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many beaches, so if Buff Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You may also want to try Windsor Castle Beach, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it two miles to the northwest. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might find what you want at Spring Garden Beach. It is located not far off the beach at all.

You might also want to visit Annotto Bay, located eight and a half miles to the west.

You may find that Buff Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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