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 near the middle of Saint Elizabeth Parish, Malcolm Bay is on the West edge of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that hasn't been "discovered" by thousands of tourists; secluded parts of the coast like Malcolm Bay let you escape people-watchers and rowdy beachgoers.

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, restrooms will not be available here.

Malcolm Bay offers those who visit an angelic and relaxing haven, since the location that surrounds the beach is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby


Malcolm Bay is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Jamaica's West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Bamboo Alley, which is one of a few favorite local destinations.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Jamaica, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the nearest historical attractions is Bloomfield Great House, which is a little ways off the beach, but can be reached in the car.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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

Malcolm Bay is in the Black River area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The closest town is Black River, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Malcolm Bay, Black River is not far away, roughly two miles (three and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may see guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a pretty nice selection of resort and hotel options to pick from in the vicinity of the beach. The most convenient of which can be seen in the table 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
Ashton Great House and Hotel 2.9 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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is Alvin's Fish & Jerk Pork Center.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

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

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Malcolm Bay.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Crane Beach, found a brief car or taxi trip away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Hunt Bay is just right. It's located a half mile to the east.

You might also want to visit Sandy Ground, which is located six miles away.

Malcolm Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Jamaica offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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