Mollasses Beach

Located near several resorts along the north coast of Jamaica sits Mollasses Beach. Because of it's location, more tourists visit this beach than locals, and the shore is typically very well kept.

Situated just outside the heart of Hanover Parish, northeast of Johnson Town, Mollasses Beach is on the West coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying very close. Mollasses Beach has fast become the favorite of many vacationers; it has a somewhat urban and convenient setting, but is not usually over-crowded. If you prefer to avoid Jamaica's quiet, secluded beaches, but don't want to be inundated with noisy crowds, this beach might be the perfect spot to spend a few hours.

How to Access The Beach
Several well-paved roads surrounding the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort make their way to Mollasses Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

From your spot in the tan colored sands of Mollasses Beach you will have a view of the gorgeous aquamarine waters, a pier to the west, and fishing and sailing boats along the horizon.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Jamaica's West coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Hanover Museum, which is one and an eighth miles away.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Jamaica, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Barbican Estate, which is three and a half miles away.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Mollasses Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Hanover Museum Museum 1.1 W Jamaica
Dolphin Discovery Zoo 1.5 E Jamaica
Barbican Estate Historical Site 3.3 E Jamaica
Tryall Golf Course Golf Course 6.3 E Jamaica
Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge Slot Machine Arcade 14.8 E Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Jamaica to Mollasses Beach is Elgin Town. This part of Jamaica is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of places to stay a car ride away. A few of the more convenient options are displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Mollasses Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa 0.2 NNE Hotel
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa 0.3 NE Resort
Dream Inn 1.4 W Hotel


You might not find any places to eat surrounding this coast, so you may choose to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Jamaica besides Mollasses Beach worth visiting.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Watson Taylor Beach, which is located one and a quarter miles away.

Jamaica has so much to offer, and Mollasses Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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