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.

Located on the western part of Hanover Parish, 1.3 miles north of Green Island, Cousin's Cove is on the West coast of Jamaica. You might want even if you are not staying very close. This beach is not just beautiful, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in Jamaica. While Cousin's Cove may be a little more trouble to reach, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

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

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you tend to like coasts which bring guests a quiet experience, then a good choice for you is Cousin's Cove; it is found within a more natural area of Jamaica.

What's Nearby


Cousin's Cove is on Jamaica's West coast; the area hosts attractions such as RIU Tropical Bay Game Room, which is six and a half miles away.

Historical attractions like Barbican Estate provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Cousin's Cove, and allow visitors to learn more about Jamaica, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this coastline is located 11 miles to the east of this historical destination.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Cousin's Cove
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
RIU Tropical Bay Game Room Slot Machine Arcade 6.3 SW Jamaica
Hanover Museum Museum 7.0 ENE Jamaica
Grand Palladium Casino Casino 8.3 ENE Jamaica
Maximum Art Gallery Art Gallery 8.4 SW Jamaica
Jungle Negril Slot Machine Arcade 9.1 SW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest section in Jamaica to Cousin's Cove is Green Island. This location is just one and a quarter miles from the shore, which means you needn't use up an entire day here. It should be noted that Green Island is not overly developed, and it will be a pleasant day trip for those wanting to scope out the local scene.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full nearby hotel rooms are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers seeking a place to stay near Cousin's Cove won't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to pick from in the area. You'll find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Cousin's Cove
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Palm Tree Guest House 0.9 S Hotel
Rhodes Resort 3.1 SW Resort
Sunset at the Palms Negril 6.1 SW Resort


Though 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 are willing to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Armani's Restaurant & Bar, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Cousin's Cove
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Armani's Restaurant & Bar (876) 956-9116 -- -- 1.4 mi. SSW
Bayview Restaurant And Lounge (876) 957-6422 International, Jamaican Informal 3.0 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Jamaica has several beautiful beaches, so Cousin's Cove is not your only option.

You might also enjoy Rhodes Hall Beach, located a short taxi ride away. Others might prefer Green Island North Beach, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. It's located a quarter mile to the west-southwest.

You may also want to consider Lances Bay, located not too far away, meaning a quick ride in a taxi will get you here pretty easily.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Jamaica; then again, Cousin's Cove is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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