Palmetto Bay

This thin stretch of sand is distanced from the development nearby, down an access road. It's a beautiful spot to enjoy the natural setting of the island.

Located in Saint Mary Parish, 1.5 miles northwest of Hart Hill, Palmetto Bay is on the East edge of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; less popular beaches like Palmetto Bay allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

Amenities and Ambiance

If you're looking for seclusion and serenity, this beach is the spot. It's also convenient, close to restaurants and accommodations but distant enough to forget about reality for a little while. Jump in, the waters are warm.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Palmetto Bay offers visitors a calm and serene getaway, due to the fact that the surrounding area won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Jamaica's East coast. It is near some interesting sites like Brimmer Hall Estate, which is situated 13 and a half miles away, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Bob Marley Museum. This museum is located some ways off, but, if you've got a car, it's not a bad trip away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Palmetto Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Brimmer Hall Estate Historical Site 13.5 WNW Jamaica
Firefly Museum 15.7 NW Jamaica
Constant Spring Golf Club Golf Course 15.8 SSW Jamaica
Galina Lighthouse Lighthouse 16.1 NW Jamaica
Christelle's Gaming Gambling Arcade 16.2 SSW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest region of Jamaica to Palmetto Bay is Hart Hill. This interesting part of Jamaica is just a mile and a half from the shore, meaning it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. It should be noted that Hart Hill is a fairly rural area, but it will be a pleasant day trip for visitors looking to check out the local scene.


How many other people you encounter at Palmetto Bay will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may meet visitors from some of the area's smaller options.


You might not find any places to eat surrounding this coast, so you might want to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Jamaica, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another location you might enjoy is Buff Bay, found a quick car or cab ride away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Windsor Castle Beach could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. It's located a mile and a half to the east-southeast.

You may also enjoy Annotto Bay, located five miles away.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Jamaica, and dropping by Palmetto Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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