Sandy Ground

On the quieter side of a little bay, Sandy Ground beach boasts soft, tan sand and waters that are calmed from the shape of the bay.

Located in Saint Elizabeth Parish, 1.9 miles south-southeast of New Hope, Sandy Ground is on the West coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Sandy Ground stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of Jamaica's urban areas. Many of the other beaches you'll come across in Jamaica may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Sandy Ground, but tend to be more crowded since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

Amenities and Ambiance

This beach rests in a cove on Jamaica's western edge. A rocky cape to the South makes for interesting beach walks and great views of the water.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

Sandy Ground offers visitors an angelic and serene enclave, especially since the area surrounding the beach won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Sandy Ground on the West coast of Jamaica; it will be near other attractions like Peter Tosh Monument, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Jamaica Fun Farm, a lovely museum found within driving distance, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

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

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Ground
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Peter Tosh Monument Monument 6.8 NW Jamaica
Bamboo Avenue Scenic Trail 10.7 E Jamaica
Abeokuta Paradise Nature Park Park 12.0 NNW Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 13.4 E Jamaica
Appleton Estate Rum Distillery Distillery 16.7 ENE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Black River is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the shore, Black River is about eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of hotels which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest options are displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Sandy Ground
Hotel Distance Direction Type
South Sea View Guest House 0.8 SE Guest house
Sandals South Coast 2.7 NW Resort
Luna Sea Inn 6.8 NW B & B


Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are willing to drive a bit. One of the nearest restaurants is Dragon Lounge Seafood Restaurant, which is just a little ways away.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Sandy Ground
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Dragon Lounge Seafood Restaurant (876) 952-1578 Jamaican 1.1 mi. N Jamaica

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Jamaica, and Sandy Ground is just one option.

You may also enjoy Crab Pond Bay, located within a short distance.

You may find that Sandy Ground is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Jamaica you might like.


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