Font Hill Beach

Font Hill Beach, located in St. Elizabeth between Black River and Whitehouse, is a part of the Fonthill Nature Reserve. The beach sees a fair amount of traffic, though usually in the form of locals who enjoy their best kept secret. The beach is well kept, and features a roped off area for swimming with a shallow reef for snorkeling just beyond the rope. There is a small fee to enter the beach.

Located on the western edge of Saint Elizabeth Parish, Font Hill Beach is on the West coast of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. This isn't just another pretty beach, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Jamaica. While Font Hill Beach might be a little bit out of the way, it permits unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

How to Access The Beach
You can reach Font Hill Beach off A2, via the Fonthill Nature Reserve.

Amenities and Ambiance

Turquoise sea water gently laps the golden sand shores of Font Hill Beach at a slow, but steady pace. The water is calm and perfect for swimming, though the sand can sometimes become a little dry and sparse after a long period of notable heat.

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 find that you prefer beaches that bring guests a serene haven, then think about trying out Font Hill Beach; it's back within a more natural area of the region.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Font Hill Beach is on Jamaica's West coast. It's located near Bamboo Alley, which is one of a number of attractions in the area.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Jamaica Fun Farm, a lovely museum found a rather short taxi ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Font Hill Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bamboo Alley Scenic Trail 7.7 NE Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 10.4 ENE Jamaica
Peter Tosh Monument Monument 11.8 NW Jamaica
Art 'n' Tings Handicraft Dealers 13.8 E Jamaica
Appleton Estate Rum Distillery Distillery 15.3 NE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Font Hill Beach is close to Black River, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Black River is nearby and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Black River is a quick trip away, about three and a half miles (six kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may see visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good amount of hotel rooms within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient possibilities have been displayed in the following table.

Accommodations near Font Hill Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Invercauld Hotel 3.6 mi. E Hotel
Port Of Call Hotel 3.7 mi. E Hotel
Idlers Rest Beach Hotel -- -- Hotel
Waterloo Guest House 3.9 mi. E Guest house
South Sea View Guest House 4.2 mi. NW Guest house
South Shore Guest House 4.6 mi. E Guest house
Sandals Whitehouse 7.7 mi. NW Resort


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Alvin's Fish & Jerk Pork Center.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

Restaurants near Font Hill Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Alvin's Fish & Jerk Pork Center (876) 965-9855 -- -- -- --
K & K Sport Bar & Jerk Center (876) 634-3860 -- -- -- --
Norma Bennett Snack Counter (876) 634-3078 -- -- -- --
Oliver's Restaurant (876) 634-3970 -- -- -- --
Sea View Restaurant (876) 965-2685 -- -- -- --
South Shore Guest House Bar & Restaurant (876) 965-2172 -- -- -- --
St. Best Restuarant (876) 965-2394 -- -- -- --
Yellowtail Restaurant & Bar (876) 634-1319 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Riverside Dock Restaurant & Lounge (876) 965-9486 -- -- 4.2 mi. E

Other Beaches

There are other beaches in Jamaica you might like besides Font Hill Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Crane Beach, located a brief car or taxi trip away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Malcolm Bay. You'll find it a mile and a half to the east.

You might also want to visit Sandy Ground, located five miles away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Jamaica, but visiting Font Hill Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Jamaica even more memorable.


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