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.

Set 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 in the immediate vicinity. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you should consider going off the beaten path to Lime Cay.

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.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. On some days, it may be possible to purchase food from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

One obvious convenience is this beach's picnic facilities, which make beach dining less messy, and are good spots for lounging.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available. This is a great weekend spot having an intimate picnic or family barbeque. The shores of the small island are generally unpopulated.

the immediate vicinity around Lime Cay is not exactly a tourism capital. With this in mind, fighting to acquire an available service here is something that you will not do very often, despite what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's South East coast; it will be near other attractions like Port Royal, which is two miles away.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Fort Charles (one of the closest to Lime Cay) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new side of Jamaica's history.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Lime Cay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Port Royal Historical Site 1.9 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
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 5.5 mi. NNE Jamaica
Jamaica Pegasus Derby Room Slot Machine Arcade 5.6 mi. N Jamaica
Redstripe Plant Attraction 5.9 mi. N Jamaica
Theater Place Dinner Show and Theater 6.2 mi. NNE Jamaica
Frame Centre Gallery Art Gallery 6.3 mi. N Jamaica
National Indoor Arena Sporting Event Venue 6.5 mi. NNE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Lime Cay is close to Kingston, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Lime Cay guests seeking additional places to explore might want to consider making the trip to Kingston, since it's in the vicinity and is an active, busy area. From Lime Cay, Kingston is found maybe six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how full the nearby hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may meet visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is located in a relatively popular tourist destination, it shouldn't be very tough to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you're looking to book a place that's near the ocean, the following table lists the closest accommodations to Lime Cay.

Accommodations near Lime Cay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand Port Royal Hotel 2.0 NW Hotel
Forres Park 5.5 NNE Hotel
Jamaica Pegasus 5.6 N Resort


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest restaurants is Red Jack. The restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. They're also renowned for their barbecue and salads. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Lime Cay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Red Jack (876) 967-8494 Caribbean Informal 2.0 mi. NW
Quartemaine (876) 967-8494 Caribbean Fine Dining 2.0 mi. NW
Gloria's (876) 967-8066 Caribbean Informal 2.1 mi. NW
Swiss Stores Cafe (876) 922-8050 International Informal 3.8 mi. NNE
F&B DownTown (876) 922-1109 Asian, Italian, Jamaican Informal 3.8 mi. NNE
Sea Shell Restaurant & Lounge (876) 988-7129 Jamaican Informal 4.2 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
Domino's Port Henderson (876) 998-5411 Italian Very Casual 4.9 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many nice beaches, so Lime Cay is just one of your options.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Maiden Cay Beach, found within a mile or so. Others might prefer Gunboat Beach, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's found three and a half miles to the east-northeast.

Another option worth considering is Hellshire Beach, which is located fairly close-by, which means a short ride in a taxi is an easy option. 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.

There's plenty to see and do in Jamaica, and Lime Cay is just one of the many options.


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