Orange Bay Beach West

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There are two bays in Jamaica named Orange Bay. This one is in Negril near a crowding of resort properties, and the other -- Orange Bay Beach --- is in a little town of the same name. Here, rather than droves of other tourists, the only people sharing the beach are locals and fisherman preparing the days catch.

Located in Portland Parish, 3.4 miles east of Buff Bay, Orange Bay Beach West is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Visitors will find that, while Orange Bay Beach West is by no means quiet and secluded, it's also not one of Jamaica's most crowded beaches. It's makes a great option for those of you who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

How to Access The Beach
You can reach Orange Bay Beach by taking A4 to the coast, then veering east onto a dirt road that runs parallel to the coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

Lined with both trees and buildings, Orange Bay Beach features grey colored sand and deep blue waters. Fishing boats dot the horizon.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you find that you go for sunny days that bring visitors a serene place to escape, then you may want to try Orange Bay Beach West; it is tucked away in a more natural area of Jamaica.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Port Antonio Craft Market, which is 11 miles away.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Bob Marley Museum. This museum is located 18 and a half miles away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Orange Bay Beach West
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Port Antonio Craft Market Shopping Center 10.8 ESE Jamaica
Christ Church Historical Site 11.0 ESE Jamaica
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 11.2 E Jamaica
Folly Ruins Historical Site 11.4 E Jamaica
Constant Spring Golf Club Golf Course 16.9 SW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest section in Jamaica to Orange Bay Beach West is Hope Bay. This location is only three and a half miles from the coast, meaning a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Keep in mind that Kingston isn't very crowded, so for visitors looking to check out the local scene, Hope Bay might make for a rather pleasant day trip.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. Orange Bay Beach West is not near very many major hotels, but you may encounter guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Although travelers will find only a few hotels in the region, those options closest to Orange Bay Beach West are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Orange Bay Beach West
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Paradise Inn Resort 7.5 mi. E Resort
Germaican-Hostel 8.7 mi. ESE Hostel
San San Tropez 9.9 mi. ESE Hotel


You might not find any places to eat close to this beach, so you may choose to plan a picnic for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Jamaica, of course, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another location you might enjoy is Windsor Castle Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it five miles to the west-northwest. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might find what you want at Spring Garden Beach. It is located not far off the beach at all.

You may also enjoy Orange Bay Beach East, located eight miles away.

Maybe Orange Bay Beach West is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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