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.

Located just outside the heart of Lances Bay, close to Bull's Bay , this beach is on the West coast of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Visitors should keep in mind that, although Lances Bay is by no means secluded, it's not the rowdiest beach in Jamaica either. This makes it an excellent choice for families who want to visit a somewhat lively beach without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you find that you enjoy sunny days that offer visitors an angelic haven, then you will want to try Lances Bay; it's hidden away in a more natural section of Jamaica.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's West coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Hanover Museum, which is three and a half miles away.

If you want more information on the history of Jamaica, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For instance, nearby is Barbican Estate, which is eight miles to the east.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Lances Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Hanover Museum Museum 3.5 E Jamaica
Grand Palladium Casino Casino 4.8 E Jamaica
Barbican Estate Historical Site 7.8 E Jamaica
RIU Tropical Bay Game Room Slot Machine Arcade 10.0 SW Jamaica
Hedonism II Casino Slot Machine Arcade 10.6 SW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

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


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good assortment of accommodation options to choose from in the area that surrounds the beach. The closest of which are shown below.

Accommodations near Lances Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
West Palm Hotel 3.1 E Hotel
Palm Tree Guest House 4.3 SW Hotel
Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa 4.7 E Hotel


Though this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Sarducce's Restaurant & Bar, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Lances Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sarducce's Restaurant & Bar (876) 956-2841 -- -- -- --
Shortie's Internet Cafe & Wi-Fi (876) 956-3532 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Lances Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you may want to try is Bulls Bay Beach, which is located less than a mile away.

Perhaps Lances Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, Jamaica offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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