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.

Located in Portland Parish, 2.3 miles north of Long Road, Rural Hill Beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Love beach-going but hate the crowds? Extra space is just one of the perks that comes with finding a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Rural Hill Beach are perfect for getting away from it all.

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.

Consider using this beach's picnic tables, which are perfect for setting up your carry-out food, or just lounging under the sun.

Please note that public restrooms are not available. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Visitors hoping to take advantage of the conveniences made available here, will like this news; Rural Hill Beach is found in an area that doesn't usually get overcrowded. As such, straining to acquire an unoccupied comfort while at the beach is not a scenario that you will do very often, in spite of if it is the most popular time to visit.

What's Nearby


Set on Jamaica's East coast; it's located near attractions like Old Pera Windmill, which is 13 miles to the south.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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
Port Antonio Craft Market Shopping Center 13.8 NW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest area in Jamaica to this beach is Rural Hill. This interesting part of Jamaica is just a half mile from the shore, meaning a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Rural Hill is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.


While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are prepared to drive a bit. One of the closest places to eat is Restaurant Chill Out Beach Bar, which is a short taxi ride away.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Rural Hill Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Restaurant Chill Out Beach Bar (876) 913-7171 -- 3.7 mi. NW Jamaica

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Jamaica, so if Rural Hill Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You might also enjoy Fairy Hill Beach, situated just a cab ride away. 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. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Winnifred Beach may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it nine and a half miles to the northwest.

Vacationers may also want to visit Innis Bay Beach, which is located three miles to the south.

Jamaica has so much to offer, and Rural Hill Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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