Pigeon Island Beach

One of two beautiful beaches on the Pigeon Island National Landmark, this stretch of sand is a great spot to relax in the sun or get in a bit of snorkeling.

Located in the heart of Pigeon Island, 7.9 miles south of Moores Pen, this beach is on the Northwest edge of the island, You might want to drop by even if you are not staying particularly close by.

Amenities and Ambiance

Powdery white sands typify this beach which is best known for its snorkeling possibilities. The reef is prolific, teeming with fish, turtles, and even the blacktip reef shark.

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.

Pigeon Island Beach grants a calm and relaxing haven, especially since the area surrounding the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


Pigeon Island Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on Jamaica's Northwest coast; the area hosts attractions such as People's Museum of Craft and Technology, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions such as Old Court House offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Pigeon Island Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Jamaica, without having to leave the coast. Actually, this coastline is located 16 miles to the northeast of this site of historical interest.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Pigeon Island Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
People's Museum of Craft and Technology Museum 14.5 NNE Jamaica
Rajmaville Gaming Lounge Gambling Arcade 15.8 NE Jamaica
Old Court House Historical Site 15.9 NE Jamaica
18 Century Iron Bridge Historical Site 16.0 NE Jamaica
Acropolis May Pen Casino 16.1 NW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Pigeon Island to Pigeon Island Beach is Mitchell Town. This friendly part of Pigeon Island is just eight miles from the beach, which means a trip here doesn't have to take all day. Keep in mind that Spanish Town isn't very crowded, so for those hoping to get a taste of the local culture, this region of Jamaica could make for a really nice day trip.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels.

Don't anticipate finding any of Jamaica's large resorts near this beach, though if you're looking to elude hoards of tourists, the shortage of accommodations should be a pleasant sight.


There aren't any restaurants surrounding this coastal destination, so you may choose to plan a picnic for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Pigeon Island, and Pigeon Island Beach is just one option.

You may also enjoy Hellshire Beach, which is located 14 miles away. To the southwest of Kingston lies Hellshire beach, the most popular of the black sand beaches in this area. Locals flock to this area on the weekends to take advantage of this casual and relaxed environment on the shore. Food vendors sell their fresh cooked food to guests while fishermen traverse the shores. Although not the main attraction, the waters are cool and refreshing, making it a good idea to take a dip in the sea.

You may find that Pigeon Island Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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