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 might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Although there are certainly more secluded beaches in Jamaica than Orange Bay Beach West, it has the right combination of city atmosphere and natural beauty to appeal to couples and families alike.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Orange Bay Beach West brings visitors an angelic and serene escape, in part because the area surrounding the beach is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Jamaica's East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Portland Art Gallery, which is not too far from this coast, and can be reached in a taxi.

Historical attractions such as Christ Church provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Orange Bay Beach West, and allow visitors to learn more about Jamaica, without venturing too far from the coast. In fact, this coast is 11 miles from this site of historical interest.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Orange Bay Beach West
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Portland Art Gallery Art Gallery 10.3 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 closest region in Jamaica to Orange Bay Beach West is Hope Bay. This interesting part of Jamaica is just three and a half miles away, so a trip here doesn't have to take all day. It should be noted that Kingston isn't exactly a bustling area, so for guests hoping to scope out the local scene, Hope Bay could be a great choice for a day trip.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

While there aren't many hotels nearby, the nearest ones are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Orange Bay Beach West
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Paradise Inn Resort -- -- Resort
By the Sea 7.2 mi. E B & B
San San Tropez 9.9 mi. ESE Hotel


There aren't any restaurants close to this shore, so you might want to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many beaches, so if Orange Bay Beach West doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another location you might enjoy is Windsor Castle Beach, which is in a pretty active location. It is located five miles to the west-northwest. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Spring Garden Beach is an area which doesn't see as many crowds. It is located just a short distance away.

Another option worth considering is Orange Bay Beach East, located eight miles away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Jamaica, but Orange Bay Beach West is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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