Hunt Bay

Sandwiched between Kingston and Portmore is the lovely Hunt Bay. Because Hunt's Bay is not set in a populous resort town, vacationers who hope to experience a quiet day at the beach have a better chance of doing so here.

Located in Saint Elizabeth Parish, Hunt Bay is on the West coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; less popular beaches like Hunt Bay let you escape people-watchers and rowdy beachgoers.

How to Access The Beach

A2 is the closest main road to Hunt Bay, but it is a dirt road that goes on for several miles that leads to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Almost formed into a perfect crescent, the shore of Hunt Bay is lined with verdant trees. The sand is white,almost grey in some places, and the waters are blue-green. Just east of the middle of the crescent, a river of fresh water dumps into the bay.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you find that you desire sunny days which offer those who visit an angelic place to escape, then you will want to try Hunt Bay; it's located within a less urbanized part of the region.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Jamaica's West coast; it will be near other attractions like Bamboo Alley, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Jamaica, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Bloomfield Great House, which is some ways off the coast, but it's not a bad trip if you've got a car.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Hunt Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bamboo Alley Scenic Trail 6.2 NNE Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 8.4 ENE Jamaica
Art 'n' Tings Handicraft Dealers 11.8 E Jamaica
Peter Tosh Monument Monument 12.8 NW Jamaica
Appleton Estate Rum Distillery Distillery 13.5 NE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Hunt Bay is near Black River, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The nearby town of Black River is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Black River is just up the road, maybe a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent assortment of hotel booking options to choose from in the area that surrounds Hunt Bay. The closest of which are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Hunt Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Port Of Call Hotel 1.7 mi. E Hotel
Invercauld Hotel 1.7 mi. ESE Hotel
Idlers Rest Beach Hotel -- -- Hotel
Waterloo Guest House 2.0 mi. ESE Guest house
Ashton Great House and Hotel 2.4 mi. E Guest house
South Shore Guest House 2.9 mi. ESE Guest house
South Sea View Guest House 5.6 mi. WNW Guest house
Sandals Whitehouse 8.8 mi. NW Resort


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Hunt Bay; 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.

Nearby dining options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Hunt Bay
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 -- -- 2.4 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

Jamaica has several beautiful beaches, so Hunt Bay is not your only option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Crane Beach, located a quick car or cab ride away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Malcolm Bay offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. It's located a half mile to the west.

You may also enjoy Parottee Bay, which is located fairly close-by, meaning a quick ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Jamaica, so visiting Hunt Bay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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