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.

Positioned near the center of Pigeon Island, 7.9 miles south of Moores Pen, this beach is on the Northwest edge of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't 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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you go for beach days which offer visitors a calm environment, then think about trying out Pigeon Island Beach; it's found within a less urban part of Pigeon Island.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the Northwest coast of Pigeon Island; the area is home to other attractions such as People's Museum of Craft and Technology, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions like 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 straying too far from the coastline. In fact, this site can be found 16 miles to the northeast of this place of historical significance.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions 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 on Pigeon Island to Pigeon Island Beach is Mitchell Town. This destination is only eight miles from the coast, which means you needn't use up an entire day here. It's important to note that Spanish Town is not very urbanized, so for those wishing to check out the local scene, Mitchell Town should provide an interesting experience.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels.

Don't anticipate finding any of Jamaica's large resorts and hotels close to this beach, though if you're hoping to evade hoards of vacationers, the shortage of accommodation options will surely be a pleasant sight.


There aren't any restaurants in the immediate surroundings of this shore, so you may choose to plan a picnic for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Pigeon Island besides Pigeon Island Beach.

Another option worth considering is 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.

Jamaica has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Pigeon Island Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Jamaica even more memorable.


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