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 near the center of Saint Elizabeth Parish, Hunt Bay is on the West coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Jamaica. While Hunt Bay might be a bit off the beaten path, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

If you find that you go for coasts that offer an angelic haven, then you may want to try Hunt Bay; it is found in a more rural part of the region.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Jamaica's West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Bamboo Alley, which is one of the local attractions.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Jamaica Fun Farm, a lovely museum found eight and a half miles to the east-northeast, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions 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 town of Black River is close-by and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Black River isn't far off, roughly a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers will find a pretty nice assortment of lodging options to pick from in the area around Hunt Bay. The closest of which are listed in the following table.

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 Whitehouse 8.8 mi. NW Resort


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you walk to an area restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Jamaica's specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Alvin's Fish & Jerk Pork Center is one of the closest eateries.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Jamaica, and Hunt Bay is just one option.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Crane Beach, found a short taxi ride away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Malcolm Bay, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's located a half mile to the west.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Parottee Bay, which is located five and a half miles away.

Jamaica has so much to offer, so visiting Hunt Bay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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