Ferris Cross Beach

In Jamaica, you can expect to encounter a crowd on the beach -- unless you know where to go. Ferris Cross is one of those rare gems where, while it may not be completely deserted, offers quiet and seclusion.

Situated in the heart of Westmoreland Parish, south west of Ferris Cross, this beach is on the West coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. Ferris Cross Beach stands out because it's one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of Jamaica's urban areas. Many of the other beaches in Jamaica offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually more crowded since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

Amenities and Ambiance

Ferris Cross Beach features a quiet expanse of sugar white sand leading up to calm topaz waters. Just beyond the beach is a grassy flat land.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Ferris Cross Beach provides a quiet and relaxing haven, since the region surrounding the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


This spot is on Jamaica's West coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Abeokuta Paradise Nature Park, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Hanover Museum. This museum is located 17 and a half miles to the north-northwest, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If you're looking for nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows some of the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Ferris Cross Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Abeokuta Paradise Nature Park Park 2.7 NE Jamaica
Peter Tosh Monument Monument 5.4 SE Jamaica
Negril Hills Golf Club Golf Course 15.9 W Jamaica
Barbican Estate Historical Site 16.3 N Jamaica
Tryall Golf Course Golf Course 16.4 N Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Jamaica to this beach is Ferris Cross. Ferris Cross is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels that are within a short car ride, the ones found closest to the shore are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Ferris Cross Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bluefields Bay Villas 4.2 mi. SE Villa complex
Luna Sea Inn 5.4 mi. SE B & B
Camp Cabarita Eco Lodge 9.4 mi. N Lodge
Sandals South Coast 9.5 mi. SE Resort


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the immediate surroundings of this location, so you may choose to plan a picnic for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Jamaica, so if Ferris Cross Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Belmont Beach, located a quick car or cab ride away. Others might prefer Bluefields Beach, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's found four and a half miles to the southeast.

Another option worth considering is Crab Pond Bay, located within the range of a taxi.

Jamaica has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Ferris Cross Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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