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 in Saint Elizabeth Parish, Font Hill Beach is on the West edge of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. 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 might be a little farther away, visiting this beach instead of a more crowded one could make your experience less stressful.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline.

Font Hill Beach offers those who visit an idyllic and relaxing place to escape, due to the fact that the area surrounding the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


Font Hill Beach is on Jamaica's West coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Bamboo Alley, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Jamaica Fun Farm. This museum is located within reach of a taxi, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

The town of Black River is close-by and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Black River is just up the road, maybe three and a half miles (six kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of lodgings within a car's reach. A list of the closest possibilities can be viewed 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 South Coast 7.7 mi. NW Resort


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Alvin's Fish & Jerk Pork Center.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the table 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

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Font Hill Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Crane Beach, situated a short taxi ride away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Malcolm Bay. You'll find it a mile and a half to the east.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Sandy Ground, which is located not a great distance away, which means a quick ride in a taxi is a solid choice.

While Jamaica has many alluring attractions, a trip to Font Hill Beach could end up a family favorite.


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