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 coast of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Jamaica. While Font Hill Beach may be a bit off the beaten path, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

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, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Font Hill Beach offers visitors a quiet and serene environment, since the location that surrounds the beach is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Font Hill Beach on the West coast of Jamaica. It is close to Bamboo Alley, which is one of the attractions in the region.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Jamaica Fun Farm. This museum is located a rather short taxi ride away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If a visit to the Font Hill Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions 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 after your visit to the beach. Black River is the closest city and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Font Hill Beach, Black River is a quick trip away, about three and a half miles (six kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how packed the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings within driving distance. 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
Ashton Great House and Hotel 4.3 mi. E Guest house
South Shore Guest House 4.6 mi. E Guest house
Sandals Whitehouse 7.7 mi. NW Resort


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to dine at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Alvin's Fish & Jerk Pork Center.

A few nearby dining options are 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

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

You might also enjoy Crane Beach, located a brief car or taxi trip away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Malcolm Bay, which could provide more action, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's found a mile and a half to the east.

You may also enjoy Sandy Ground, which is located five miles away.

Font Hill Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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