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 on Pigeon Island, 7.9 miles south of Moores Pen, this beach is on the Northwest coast of the island, You should consider stopping 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.

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

Pigeon Island Beach brings visitors a quiet and relaxing escape, thanks to the fact that the region surrounding the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Pigeon Island Beach on Jamaica's Northwest coast. It is close to People's Museum of Craft and Technology, which is among the the area's interesting attractions.

If you're intrigued by Jamaica's history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Old Court House, which is 16 miles to the northeast.

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 closest region on Pigeon Island to Pigeon Island Beach is Mitchell Town. This destination is just eight miles away, so it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. Keep in mind that this region in Jamaica is not overly developed, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for guests wanting to get a taste of local life.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby.

Don't expect to find any of Jamaica's large hotels and resorts close to this beach, but if you're hoping to dodge throngs of vacationers, the lack of accommodation options should be welcomed.


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

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Pigeon Island Beach on Pigeon Island.

Another location you may want to try 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.

While Jamaica has many alluring attractions, Pigeon Island Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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