Malcolm Bay

This beautiful untouched bay has a thin patch of white sand and a lot of mangrove forest behind it. It is one of the most pristine places left in Jamaica.

Located in Saint Elizabeth Parish, Malcolm Bay is on the West coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. It's often said that Malcolm Bay is one of the best spots for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches in Jamaica may be just as breezy and refreshing, but are usually more cramped since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

Amenities and Ambiance

This majestic beach is on a calm bay surrounded in lush greenery and accessible by just one skinny road. This isn't a bustling beach but other people may be on sight to enjoy this unspoiled view of Jamaica.

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 happen to enjoy shores which grant a relaxing environment, then think about trying out Malcolm Bay; it is tucked away within a much quieter area of Jamaica.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Jamaica's West coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Bamboo Alley, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Jamaica Fun Farm. This museum is located nine miles away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Malcolm Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bamboo Alley Scenic Trail 6.6 NE Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 8.9 ENE Jamaica
Art 'n' Tings Handicraft Dealers 12.3 E Jamaica
Peter Tosh Monument Monument 12.5 NW Jamaica
Appleton Estate Rum Distillery Distillery 13.9 NE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Black River, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Malcolm Bay, Black River is just up the road, about two miles (three and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms a car ride away. A list of the closest options can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Malcolm Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Invercauld Hotel 2.2 mi. E Hotel
Port Of Call Hotel 2.2 mi. E Hotel
Idlers Rest Beach Hotel -- -- Hotel
Waterloo Guest House 2.5 mi. E Guest house
South Shore Guest House 3.3 mi. ESE Guest house
South Sea View Guest House 5.1 mi. WNW Guest house
Sandals Whitehouse 8.5 mi. NW Resort


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Alvin's Fish & Jerk Pork Center.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Malcolm Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Alvin's Fish & Jerk Pork Center (876) 965-9855 -- -- -- --
K & K Sport Bar & Jerk Center (876) 634-3860 -- -- -- --
Norma Bennett Snack Counter (876) 634-3078 -- -- -- --
Oliver's Restaurant (876) 634-3970 -- -- -- --
Sea View Restaurant (876) 965-2685 -- -- -- --
South Shore Guest House Bar & Restaurant (876) 965-2172 -- -- -- --
St. Best Restuarant (876) 965-2394 -- -- -- --
Yellowtail Restaurant & Bar (876) 634-1319 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Riverside Dock Restaurant & Lounge (876) 965-9486 -- -- 2.8 mi. E

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Malcolm Bay isn't the only beach worth visitng in Jamaica.

Another location you might enjoy is Crane Beach, located a short taxi ride away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might find that Hunt Bay is just right. It's located a half mile to the east.

Vacationers may also want to visit Sandy Ground, which is located six miles away.

Maybe Malcolm Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Jamaica offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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