Sandy Bay

Sandy Bay is located on Jamaica's western coast, in a town known for its abundance of churches rather than beaches. Still, the beach is a beautiful one, and though it is located off one of the island's main roads, it remains a quiet and calm place to plan a day.

Located in the northern part of Hanover Parish, 0.5 miles northeast of Sandy Bay, this beach is on the North West coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. The beaches in Jamaica aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, however, Sandy Bay is tamer than most, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

How to Access The Beach
Sandy Bay is located directly off Norman Manley Boulevard. Simply exit the road, park on the grass, and head to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Sandy Bay is a small little swatch of land featuring dark tan sand and mesmerizing blue green waters.

There is also a snack bar here.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Sandy Bay on Jamaica's North West coast. Tryall Golf Course is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of the favorite local destinations.

If you want more information on the history of Jamaica, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One attraction of this sort is Barbican Estate, which is only a brief walk or taxi ride away.

If you're looking for nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows some of the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Tryall Golf Course Golf Course 0.8 E Jamaica
Barbican Estate Historical Site 2.1 W Jamaica
Dolphin Discovery Zoo 4.0 W Jamaica
Hanover Museum Museum 6.5 W Jamaica
Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge Slot Machine Arcade 9.5 E Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest section in Jamaica to this beach is Sandy Bay. This destination is only a half mile away, meaning you needn't use up an entire day here. This part in Jamaica is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors hoping to find a hotel room close to Sandy Bay won't find it that tough, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from in the immediate vicinity. Find the closest hotel booking options by viewing what's listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Sandy Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tryall Club 0.9 E Villa complex
Round Hill Hotel & Villas 3.9 E Villa complex
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa 5.2 W Resort


Although this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're prepared to drive a bit. One of the closest places to eat is Sky Beach Bar and Grill, which is three miles to the east of it.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Sandy Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sky Beach Bar and Grill (876) 956-5006 Jamaican Informal 2.9 mi. E
Smoked Marlin Restaurant (876) 609-4181 Caribbean, Jamaican Informal 3.3 mi. E
Round Hill Dining Room (876) 956-7050 Caribbean Fine Dining 3.9 mi. E

Other Beaches

Jamaica has several beautiful beaches, and Sandy Bay is just one option.

You may also like Cousin's Cove, which is generally a pretty popular beach. You'll find it 13 miles to the west. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Tom Pipers Bay may be a good choice. It is located a short taxi ride away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Tyrall Beach, located only a short distance away.

There's plenty to see and do in Jamaica, and Sandy Bay is just one of the many options.


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