Long Bay Beach

Aptly named, this beach stretches a healthy distance up and down Jamaica's eastern shoreline and is perfect if you like quiet beach strolls. It is near development and there are some beachfront accommodations but the coast is mostly free of imposing structures.

Located in the southeastern part of Fair Prospect, 3.6 miles northwest of Rural Hill, Long Bay Beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by even if you are not staying very close. Jamaica's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, but Long Bay Beach is a little bit further from the crowds, making it just the right spot for vacationers who want to stay away from big crowds, but still get the most out of their beach visit.

Amenities and Ambiance

The patch of sand here is plenty wide and the beach itself stretches at least a mile. The ocean floor is clear along the beach for the most part, but there are snorkeling sites.

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.

Long Bay Beach provides an idyllic and serene enclave, since the location that surrounds the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Long Bay Beach on Jamaica's East coast; it will be near other attractions like Folly Ruins, which is not too far from this coast, and can be reached in a taxi.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Long Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Folly Ruins Historical Site 9.6 NW Jamaica
Christ Church Historical Site 9.9 WNW Jamaica
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 9.9 NW Jamaica
Portland Art Gallery Art Gallery 10.6 WNW Jamaica
Old Pera Windmill Historical Site 16.3 S Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest part in Jamaica to Long Bay Beach is Rural Hill. This interesting part of Jamaica is just three and a half miles from the beach, meaning you needn't use up an entire day here. Rural Hill is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how packed the nearby hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers will find a fairly good assortment of hotel options to pick from in the area surrounding Long Bay Beach. The most convenient of which are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Long Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Great Huts 2.0 NW Lodge
Tropical Lagoon 6.1 NW Hotel
Geejam 7.4 NW Hotel


Although there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Restaurant Chill Out Beach Bar, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Long Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Restaurant Chill Out Beach Bar (876) 913-7171 -- -- -- --
Boston Jerk Centre -- Jamaican Very Casual 4.4 mi. NW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Jamaica, so Long Bay Beach is not your only option.

Vacationers may also want to visit Boston Bay Beach, located four and a half miles away. The jerk chicken and pork stands lining the shore are just as popular as the beaches at Boston Bay. Here, the waters are unprotected, offering some of the finest waves for windsurfing and playing in the water. This public beach is a popular spot for socializing and many different entertainment activities like concerts and contests occur along its shores.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Jamaica, so visiting Long Bay Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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