Lime Cay

Occasionally submerged when the tide comes in, this small, low-lying island has no permanent human settlement. There are no facilities here but bringing your own lunch and refreshments will keep you keep you extremely happy for an afternoon.

Located in the vicinity of Kingston, Lime Cay is on the South East edge of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. This beach is not just beautiful, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in Jamaica. While Lime Cay may be a little more difficult to reach, it permits unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

How to Access The Beach

To reach the small island, you may want to hire a boat to take you back and forth. Many choose to sail out here, but a small fee will be enough to persuade a local fisherman to take you out in the morning, then pick you back up at a pre-arranged time in the late afternoon or evening.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located off Kingston Harbour, the waters here are clear and unpolluted, and offer excellent swimming conditions. It makes for an amazing spot for bathing and watersports. Lime Cay is easily one of the most beautiful beaches in Jamaica.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. On some days, it may be possible to buy food from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Picnic tables are some of the most useful amenities found here——especially around lunchtime.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. This is a great weekend spot having an intimate picnic or family barbeque. The shores of the small island are generally unpopulated.

One of the more serene beaches, Lime Cay with its offering of comforts will most likely be a good choice among guests that hope to be free from all the other tourists, as it is located in a quiet region. Thus sweating to locate an unclaimed comfort at Lime Cay is not a scenario that you will have to do very often, despite what the time is when you get there.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Lime Cay on Jamaica's South East coast; the area hosts attractions such as Port Royal, which is two miles to the northwest.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to National Gallery of Jamaica, a lovely museum found three and a half miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Lime Cay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Port Royal Historical Site 1.9 mi. NW Jamaica
Port Royal Community Center Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 2.0 mi. NW Jamaica
Fort Charles Museum 2.0 mi. NW Jamaica
National Gallery of Jamaica Art Museum 3.6 mi. NNE Jamaica
Studio174 Art Gallery 3.7 mi. NNE Jamaica
Bank of Jamaica Money Museum Museum 3.7 mi. NE Jamaica
Trench Town Culture Yard Museum Museum 4.5 mi. N Jamaica
Acropolis Portmore Casino 4.9 mi. NW Jamaica
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 5.5 mi. NNE Jamaica
Vegas Gaming Kingston Gambling Arcade 5.6 mi. N Jamaica
Jamaica Pegasus Derby Room Slot Machine Arcade 5.6 mi. N Jamaica
Redstripe Plant Attraction 5.9 mi. N Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Lime Cay guests hoping to find some additional excitement might think about making the trip to Kingston, because it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of Jamaica. From the beach, Kingston isn't out of reach at six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors looking to find a place to stay near the beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to pick from in the vicinity. You will find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by viewing those shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Lime Cay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand Port Royal Hotel 2.0 NW Hotel
Sea Horse Rider Inn 4.1 NW Hotel
Hotel Casanova 5.0 NW Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Gloria's. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Lime Cay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Gloria's -- -- -- 2.1 mi. NW
Swiss Stores Cafe (876) 922-8050 International Informal 3.8 mi. NNE
Domino's Downtown Kingston (876) 948-8222 Italian Very Casual -- --
Rodney's Arms (876) 988-1063 International Very Casual 4.1 mi. WNW
Miss Bobs West Kingston Fast Food -- -- -- 4.1 mi. NNE
Cutty's -- -- -- 4.5 mi. N
Autumn Garden Restaurant (876) 988-3168 -- -- 4.7 mi. NW
Buckle's Restaurant (876) 704-9042 -- -- 4.7 mi. NW
Divine Vegetarian Restaurant (876) 998-8478 -- -- 4.7 mi. NW
KFC Portmore Mall (876) 988-3099 American Very Casual 4.7 mi. NW
Burger King - Portmore (876) 749-1479 American Very Casual 4.8 mi. NW
Colours Sports Bar & Grill (876) 939-5350 -- -- 4.9 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them in Jamaica will have lots of options besides Lime Cay.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Maiden Cay Beach, located within a mile or so. More active guests, though, may be interested in Gunboat Beach, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's located three and a half miles to the east-northeast.

Another location you may want to try is Hellshire Beach, located five miles to the west. To the southwest of Kingston lies Hellshire beach, the most popular of the black sand beaches in this area. Locals flock to this area on the weekends to take advantage of this casual and relaxed environment on the shore. Food vendors sell their fresh cooked food to guests while fishermen traverse the shores. Although not the main attraction, the waters are cool and refreshing, making it a good idea to take a dip in the sea.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Jamaica, but taking a swim at Lime Cay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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