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.

Situated in Fair Prospect, 3.6 miles northwest of Rural Hill, Long Bay Beach is on the East edge of Jamaica. You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Visitors should keep in mind that, while Long Bay Beach is by no means quiet and secluded, you wouldn't necessarily call it a busy beach either. It's the perfect choice for families who want to visit a somewhat lively beach but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

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 plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you tend to desire sunny days which bring visitors a tranquil place to escape, then you will want to try Long Bay Beach; it is located in a more rural part of the region.

What's Nearby


Long Bay Beach is on Jamaica's East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Folly Ruins, which is not too far away, within taxi range.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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
Port Antonio Craft Market Shopping Center 10.1 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 destination is only three and a half miles from the beach, which means you needn't use up an entire day here. Rural Hill is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a fairly wide variety of resort and hotel options to pick from near Long Bay Beach. The closest of which can be seen 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
Goblin Hill Villas at San San 6.5 NW Villa complex


Though there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you're willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is Restaurant Chill Out Beach Bar, which is a quarter mile away.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Long Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Restaurant Chill Out Beach Bar (876) 913-7171 -- -- 0.3 mi. SSE
Boston Jerk Centre -- Jamaican Very Casual 4.4 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices in Jamaica besides Long Bay Beach.

You may also enjoy 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.

While Jamaica has many alluring attractions, visiting Long Bay Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Jamaica even more memorable.


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