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.

Situated on the eastern outskirts of Saint Mary Parish, 1.5 miles northwest of Hart Hill, Palmetto Bay is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; beaches less-traveled like Palmetto Bay might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you tend to choose shores which offer a quiet enclave, then you will want to try Palmetto Bay; it's hidden away in a more rural area of the region.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Palmetto Bay is on Jamaica's East coast; it will be near other attractions like Brimmer Hall Estate, which is 13 and a half miles to the west-northwest.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Bob Marley Museum, a lovely museum found 18 miles to the south, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

The beach is one type of attraction you can 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 in Jamaica to Palmetto Bay is Hart Hill. This location is only a mile and a half from the beach, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. It should be noted that Kingston isn't exactly a bustling area, so for guests who want to get a taste of the local culture, Hart Hill should provide an interesting experience.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests from smaller lodgings in the area.


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

Other Beaches

Palmetto Bay isn't the only beach worth checking out in Jamaica.

Another location you might enjoy is Buff Bay, located a short taxi ride away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might enjoy people watching at Windsor Castle Beach. It's found a mile and a half to the east-southeast.

You may also enjoy Annotto Bay, located five miles to the west.

Jamaica has a lot to offer its visitors, but a trip to Palmetto Bay could end up a family favorite.


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