Cousin's Cove

Set away fro the main tourist areas, Cousin's Cove is a small inlet on the Hanover coast. The cove is well liked amongst locals, but not so well known to tourists. Those who do find it enjoy the seclusion of the breathtaking locale.

Situated on the western edge of Hanover Parish, 1.3 miles north of Green Island, Cousin's Cove is on the West coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you might really enjoy an afternoon at Cousin's Cove.

How to Access The Beach
Off A1 is a dirt road that runs for several miles through the forest to Cousin's Cove, where you can park in the sand leading up to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The cove enjoys a beautifully lush background of a forest that lad to the tan colored sand and almost green waters

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here.

If you usually like beaches which offer visitors an angelic place to escape, then you will want to try Cousin's Cove; it's found in a more rural section of Jamaica.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Cousin's Cove is on Jamaica's West coast; it will be near other attractions like Hanover Museum, which is seven miles away.

History-focused attractions such as Barbican Estate are the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Cousin's Cove, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Jamaica's past. Actually, this shore is within driving distance from this site of historical significance.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Cousin's Cove
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Hanover Museum Museum 7.0 ENE Jamaica
Dolphin Discovery Zoo 9.5 ENE Jamaica
Negril Hills Golf Club Golf Course 9.9 SSW Jamaica
Barbican Estate Historical Site 11.0 E Jamaica
Negril Watershed Protection Area Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 12.5 SSW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest part of Jamaica to Cousin's Cove is Green Island. This location is just one and a quarter miles from the beach, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Keep in mind that Green Island is a fairly rural area, but it can be an interesting destination for guests looking to check out the local scene.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may see guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Visitors looking to find a place to stay near Cousin's Cove shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of hotels to pick from nearby. You can find the closest hotel booking options by looking over those listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Cousin's Cove
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Palm Tree Guest House 1.2 S Hotel
Rhodes Resort 3.1 SW Resort
Sunset at the Palms Negril 6.1 SW Resort


Although the area surrounding Cousin's Cove isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're willing to drive a bit. One of the nearest restaurants is Sugar Mill Restaurant, which is two and a half miles away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Cousin's Cove
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Sugar Mill Restaurant (876) 953-2211 Caribbean, Jamaican 2.4 mi. SW Jamaica

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many nice beaches, so Cousin's Cove is not your only option.

Another location you might enjoy is Rhodes Hall Beach, situated a quick car or cab ride away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Green Island North Beach could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it a quarter mile to the west-southwest.

Another option worth considering is Lances Bay, which is located three and a half miles to the northeast.

Maybe Cousin's Cove 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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