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.

Set in Fair Prospect, 3.6 miles northwest of Rural Hill, Long Bay Beach is on the East edge of Jamaica. You might want regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. The area surrounding the beach isn't very urbanized, but there is still plenty to do here.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Long Bay Beach provides a calm and relaxing place to escape, especially since the surrounding region is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Jamaica's East coast. It is near some interesting sites like Folly Ruins, which is reachable in a cab, and it is one of a few local attractions.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. 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
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 9.9 NW Jamaica
Old Pera Windmill Historical Site 16.3 S Jamaica
Sun Coast Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park 24.9 SW Jamaica
Bull Bay Football Club Spectator Teams and Clubs 26.9 WSW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest section in Jamaica to Long Bay Beach is Rural Hill. This interesting part of Jamaica is just three and a half miles from the coast, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. Rural Hill is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers will find a good selection of rooming options to pick from in the area that encircles the beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the table below.

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 this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. 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.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.

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

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Long Bay Beach.

Travelers may also want to consider 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.

Jamaica has a lot to offer its visitors, but a trip to Long Bay Beach could end up a family favorite.


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