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.

Situated on the western outskirts of Saint Elizabeth Parish, Font Hill Beach is on the West coast of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. This beach is not just beautiful, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Jamaica. While Font Hill Beach may be a little farther away, it provides a rare chance to escape crowds of tourists.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you tend to prefer beaches that offer visitors a relaxing environment, then you may want to try Font Hill Beach; it's located in a more natural part of the region.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Font Hill Beach on Jamaica's West coast. Bamboo Avenue is just a cab ride away, and it is one of the area's attractions.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Jamaica Fun Farm. This museum is located ten and a half miles away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If you aren't sure whether a visit to Font Hill Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows some of the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Font Hill Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bamboo Avenue Scenic Trail 9.0 NE Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 10.4 ENE Jamaica
Peter Tosh Monument Monument 11.8 NW Jamaica
Breds Treasure Beach Sports Park Park 13.3 SE Jamaica
The Mud Palace Gallery Art Gallery 14.6 SE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The town of Black River is close-by and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Black River is a quick trip away, maybe three and a half miles (six kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers will find a good assortment of hotel options to pick from close to the beach. The most accessible of which can be seen below.

Accommodations near Font Hill Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Waterloo Guest House 3.9 E Guest house
South Sea View Guest House 4.2 NW Guest house
Kool Rooms Guest House 4.6 E Guest house


Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest places to eat is Norma Bennett Snack Counter, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Font Hill Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Norma Bennett Snack Counter (876) 634-3078 -- -- -- Jamaica

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Jamaica besides Font Hill Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Crane Beach, situated a brief car or taxi trip away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Malcolm Bay. It's found a mile and a half to the east.

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

Of course, Jamaica has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but taking a swim at Font Hill Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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