Lances Bay

In the town of Hanover along the northwest coast, vacationers can enjoy a day of tranquility as they relax in the sands of Lances Bay.

Positioned in Lances Bay, in the general vicinity of Bull's Bay , this beach is on the West coast of Jamaica. You might want even if you aren't staying very close. Visitors will find that, although Lances Bay is by no means secluded, it's not the most crowded beach in Jamaica either. It's the perfect choice for travelers who want to visit a somewhat lively beach but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

How to Access The Beach
A dirt road through a thicket of trees off A4 leads to Lances Bay.

Amenities and Ambiance

Like most bays, Lances Bay takes the shape of a crescent The shape of the coast prevents the waters from getting too rough without leaving them completely flat. Lances Bay has sands that are almost grey in color and the aquamarine waters are often dotted with fishing boats.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Lances Bay brings visitors a quiet and tranquil environment, in part because the surrounding area is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the West coast of Jamaica; it's located near attractions like Hanover Museum, which is three and a half miles away.

Historical attractions such as Barbican Estate provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Lances Bay, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Jamaica's past. Actually, you'll find this spot only a cab ride from this destination of historical interest.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Lances Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Hanover Museum Museum 3.5 E Jamaica
Dolphin Discovery Zoo 6.1 E Jamaica
Barbican Estate Historical Site 7.8 E Jamaica
Tryall Golf Course Golf Course 10.8 E Jamaica
Negril Hills Golf Club Golf Course 13.2 SSW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest region of Jamaica to this beach is Lances Bay.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotels which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient options can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Lances Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Dream Inn 3.1 E Hotel
Palm Tree Guest House 4.4 SW Hotel
Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa 4.7 E Hotel


There aren't any restaurants right on this coast, so you may choose to pack a lunch for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach in Jamaica will have lots of options besides Lances Bay.

Travelers may also want to consider Bulls Bay Beach, which is located less than a mile away.

Jamaica has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Lances Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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