Fairy Hill Beach

Along the way to Port Antonio rests Fairy Hill Beach. Don't let the steep road deter you, for the beaches are clean and tranquil and usually not very crowded. Here, the waters are perfect for snorkeling and exploring some of the treasured lagoons, while there is also a freshwater spring to wash away the salt.

Located toward the center of Portland Parish, 1.0 mile northwest of Fairy Hill, this beach is on the East edge of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Although travel usually involves making dozens of little decisions, choosing the right beach can make all the difference. Jamaica is full of fun options, like Fairy Hill Beach.

How to Access The Beach
To access Fairy Hill Beach, take A4 to Dragon Bay Road. The beach is just beyond Dragon Bay Hotel.

Amenities and Ambiance

This informal beach has a wide sandy area for lounging and a small offshore reef that is perfect for snorkeling and swimming in the protected waters. Also, a small freshwater spring can refresh the body and wash it clean of salt and sand.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There are several types of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in Jamaica, but trying local cusine right on the beach can be especially fun. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. Sometimes, visitors will be able to order some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

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. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. Somewhat crowded on the weekends and fairly sparse the rest of the time, Fairy Hill Beach has a good mix of visitors and locals. One local eatery serves outstanding local lunches for a true traditional meal.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the East coast of Jamaica. It's located near Folly Ruins, which is a brief cab ride's distance, and it is among the area's attractions.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Fairy Hill Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Folly Ruins Historical Site 4.0 W Jamaica
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.2 W Jamaica
Christ Church Historical Site 4.5 W Jamaica
Portland Art Gallery Art Gallery 5.3 W Jamaica
Old Pera Windmill Historical Site 21.2 S Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Port Antonio is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Fairy Hill Beach, Port Antonio is just up the road, roughly four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent selection of lodgings a car ride away. A list of the closest choices have been displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Fairy Hill Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tropical Lagoon 0.3 mi. SW Hotel
Geejam 1.7 mi. W Hotel
Mocking Bird Hill 2.1 mi. W Lodge
Jamaica Palace Hotel 2.3 mi. W Hotel
Great Huts 4.0 mi. SE Lodge
Hotel Tim Bamboo 4.1 mi. W Hotel
Mango Ridge Guest Cottages 4.6 mi. W Cottages
Demontevin Lodge Hotel 4.6 mi. W Hotel
San San Tropez 5.6 mi. W Hotel
By the Sea 8.2 mi. W B & B


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Fairy Hill Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Mille Fleurs. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Fusion menu items. They are also known for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

Restaurants near Fairy Hill Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mille Fleurs (876) 993-7267 Caribbean, Fusion Fine Dining 0.8 mi. W
Bushbar (876) 993-7000 Jamaican Informal 1.7 mi. W
Boston Jerk Centre -- Jamaican Very Casual 1.8 mi. ESE
Woody's Low Bridge Place (876) 436-5624 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
The Veranda (876) 633-7100 International Fine Dining 2.9 mi. W
Wi Yard Anna Banana's (876) 542-1497 Caribbean Informal 3.9 mi. W
Survival Beach Restaurant (876) 384-4730 Jamaican, Vegetarian Very Casual 4.0 mi. W
Shadows (876) 933-3823 Eclectic Very Casual -- --
Dekal Internet Cafe & Bistro (876) 297-7566 International Very Casual 4.7 mi. W
Brisc Sports Bar and Grill -- Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Chicken Place Restaurant & Catering Servs The (876) 993-4984 -- -- -- --
D-Tech Computers Internet Cafe (876) 715-4601 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Fairy Hill Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Jamaica.

If the active mood at Fairy Hill Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider checking out Tropical Lagoon, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located a quarter mile to the south west. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Blue Lagoon is a beach removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it a brief car or taxi trip away.

You may also want to consider San San Beach, which is located within a couple of miles. $8(USD) will get you into this private beach that is perfect for snorkeling and enjoying the warm, shallow waters in this protected area. Near Frenchman's Cove, the atmosphere is more upscale and Princess Island, across the way, is an easy swim to a secluded island. A lunch bar and equipment rentals round out a fun beach day at San San Beach.

Fairy Hill Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Jamaica you might like.


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