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 just outside the heart of Portland Parish, 3.4 miles east of Buff Bay, Orange Bay Beach West is on the East edge of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Jamaica's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, however, Orange Bay Beach West is tamer than most, which offers some middle ground to those who aren't fond of huge throngs of tourists.

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.

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

Orange Bay Beach West offers visitors a calm and peaceful environment, as the region surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Jamaica's East coast. It is near some interesting sites like Folly Lighthouse, which is just a cab ride away, and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Jamaica, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Folly Ruins, which is only a car ride away from the beach.

Beaches are 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
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
Christelle's Gaming Gambling Arcade 17.3 SW Jamaica
Acropolis Barbican Casino 17.9 SW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest region in Jamaica to Orange Bay Beach West is Hope Bay. This friendly part of Jamaica is only three and a half miles away, so it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. It should be noted that this part in Jamaica is not heavily urbanized, though it can be an interesting destination for guests looking to check out the local scene.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may see guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels nearby, the closest ones have been listed in the table below.

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


You might not find any places to eat close to this beach, so you may choose to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Jamaica, so Orange Bay Beach West is just one of your options.

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 a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Spring Garden Beach is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Orange Bay Beach East, which is located a brief cab ride away.

You may find that Orange Bay Beach West is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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