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 dropping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Malcolm Bay.

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, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Malcolm Bay offers those who visit an idyllic and tranquil place to escape, due to the fact that the area surrounding the beach won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Jamaica. Bamboo Avenue is just a cab ride away, and it is one of a number of attractions close-by.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Jamaica Fun Farm, a lovely museum found within driving distance, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Malcolm Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bamboo Avenue Scenic Trail 7.6 NE Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 8.9 ENE Jamaica
Peter Tosh Monument Monument 12.5 NW Jamaica
Breds Treasure Beach Sports Park Park 12.6 SE Jamaica
Appleton Estate Rum Distillery Distillery 13.9 NE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Malcolm Bay is in the Black River area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town is Black River, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Black River is a fairly short distance away, 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. Malcolm Bay is not near very many major hotels, but you may see visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest options can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Malcolm Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Waterloo Guest House 2.5 E Guest house
Kool Rooms Guest House 3.3 ESE Guest house
Port Of Call Hotel 3.9 ESE Hotel


Though the area surrounding Malcolm Bay isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is Norma Bennett Snack Counter, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A few nearby dining options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Malcolm Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Norma Bennett Snack Counter (876) 634-3078 -- -- -- Jamaica

Other Beaches

Malcolm Bay is just one of many beaches you can visit in Jamaica.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Crane Beach, located a short taxi ride away. On the other hand, Hunt Bay offers more action, and is closer to nearby attractions. It's located a half mile to the east.

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

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Jamaica, and paying a visit to Malcolm Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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