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.

Positioned near the heart of Saint Elizabeth Parish, Hunt Bay is on the West coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Hunt Bay.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you happen to choose beach days that bring guests a tranquil place to escape, then you may want to try Hunt Bay; it is hidden away in a more natural section of the region.

What's Nearby


Hunt Bay is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on Jamaica's West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Bamboo Alley, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Jamaica Fun Farm. This museum is located eight and a half miles to the east-northeast, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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

The nearby town of Black River is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Black River isn't far off, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a nice selection of accommodation options to choose from in the area surrounding Hunt Bay. The most convenient of which can be viewed in the table that follows.

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
South Shore Guest House 2.9 mi. ESE Guest house
South Sea View Guest House 5.6 mi. WNW Guest house
Sandals South Coast 8.8 mi. NW Resort


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Alvin's Fish & Jerk Pork Center.

A few nearby dining options are shown 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

Of course, Hunt Bay is just one of many beaches you might like in Jamaica.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Crane Beach, situated a short taxi ride away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might like Malcolm Bay. You'll find it a half mile to the west.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Parottee Bay, which is located not a great distance away, so a short ride in a taxi is an easy option.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Jamaica; then again, visiting Hunt Bay or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Jamaica even more memorable.


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