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 toward the center of Saint Elizabeth Parish, Malcolm Bay is on the West coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. This beach is not just beautiful, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Jamaica. While Malcolm Bay may be a little more trouble to reach, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

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.

Malcolm Bay brings guests an angelic and serene environment, due to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


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

If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Jamaica Fun Farm. This museum is located just a cab ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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

The nearby town of Black River is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Black River is a quick trip away, roughly two miles (three and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a good range of hotel booking options to choose from in the area that encircles Malcolm Bay. The closest of which can be viewed below.

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 South Coast 8.5 mi. NW Resort


When you start craving an afternoon snack, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Alvin's Fish & Jerk Pork Center.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

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

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Malcolm Bay.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Crane Beach, situated a brief car or taxi trip away. Others might prefer Hunt Bay, which could provide more action, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's found a half mile to the east.

Travelers may also want to consider Sandy Ground, which is located six miles to the northwest.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, taking a swim at Malcolm Bay is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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