Rural Hill Beach

On one side of A4 in this part of Portland, miles and miles of thick green forestry can be seen, while directly on the other you will find Rural Hill Beach. As the name suggests, the beach is in a rural area, making it relatively unknown by most tourists.

Positioned in Portland Parish, 2.3 miles north of Long Road, Rural Hill Beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in Jamaica. While Rural Hill Beach might be a little more trouble to reach, it permits unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

How to Access The Beach
A4 runs right along Rural Hill Beach, visitors can just exit the road and park in the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Rural Hill Beach is a small plot of white, fluffy sound, with large water beaten rocks lining the shore right where tide typically comes in.

Travelers can take advantage of the available picnic tables, which are perfect for setting up your carry-out food, or just lounging under the sun.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Tucked away, Rural Hill Beach plus its choice of amenities are bound to be a popular choice among guests that that are looking to escape from the busy beaches and crowded shores as it is found within a laid-back region. This means that regardless of the time of day you arrive, since there's a pretty small possibility that you'll need to vie with too many additional visitors who might need access to the amenities available.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Old Pera Windmill, which is a brief cab ride away.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Rural Hill Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Old Pera Windmill Historical Site 13.1 S Jamaica
Folly Ruins Historical Site 13.4 NW Jamaica
Christ Church Historical Site 13.5 NW Jamaica
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 13.7 NW Jamaica
Portland Art Gallery Art Gallery 14.3 NW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest part of Jamaica to this beach is Rural Hill. This destination is only a half mile from the coast, so it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. Rural Hill is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.


While there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Restaurant Chill Out Beach Bar, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Rural Hill Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Restaurant Chill Out Beach Bar (876) 913-7171 -- -- -- Jamaica

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Jamaica, so Rural Hill Beach is not your only option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Fairy Hill Beach, found within taxi range of the coast. Fairy Hill Beach attracts locals and visitors alike to its energetic shores. During the week crowds are at a minimum and snorkeling is fantastic at the small off shore reef, but bring your own equipment. A small eatery serves vegetarian and Jamaican jerk dishes for a nice afternoon snack. On the other hand, Winnifred Beach could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's found nine and a half miles to the northwest.

You may also enjoy Innis Bay Beach, which is located three miles away.

Perhaps Rural Hill Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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