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 toward the western outskirts of Hanover Parish, 1.3 miles north of Green Island, Cousin's Cove is on the West coast of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Cousin's Cove stands out because it's perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches you'll come across in Jamaica may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Cousin's Cove, but are usually busier since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you usually choose shores which bring visitors a serene haven, then you should enjoy Cousin's Cove; it's tucked away in a less urban sector of the region.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Jamaica's West coast; this area boasts other attractions such as RIU Tropical Bay Game Room, which is six and a half miles to the south west.

If you're intrigued by Jamaica's history, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For instance, nearby is Barbican Estate, which is 11 miles away.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cousin's Cove
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
RIU Tropical Bay Game Room Slot Machine Arcade 6.3 SW Jamaica
Hedonism II Casino Slot Machine Arcade 6.9 SW Jamaica
Hanover Museum Museum 7.0 ENE Jamaica
Kool Runnings Waterpark Amusement/Theme Park 7.1 SW Jamaica
Grand Palladium Casino Casino 8.3 ENE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest region in Jamaica to Cousin's Cove is Green Island. This interesting part of Jamaica is just one and a quarter miles from the coast, meaning a trip here doesn't have to take all day. It's important to note that this region of Jamaica isn't a congested area, and it will be a nice day out for guests wanting to scope out the local scene.


How many other people you encounter at Cousin's Cove will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Because the beach is in a fairly popular vacation area, it is not usually much of a challenge to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. For guests wanting to book a place that's near the water, the table below shows the options closest to Cousin's Cove.

Accommodations near Cousin's Cove
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Palm Tree Guest House 0.9 S Hotel
Rhodes Resort 3.1 SW Resort
Breezes Negril Resort 6.0 SW Resort


While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you are prepared to drive or bike a few miles. Armani's Restaurant & Bar is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurant 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.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Rhodes Hall Beach, situated a quick car or cab ride away. On the other hand, Green Island North Beach offers more action, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's found a quarter mile to the west-southwest.

You may also want to consider Lances Bay, which is located not a great distance away, so a short cab ride is an easy option.

Cousin's Cove could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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