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 regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. It's often said that Sandy Ground is perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Many of the other beaches in Jamaica may be just as breezy and refreshing, but are usually more crowded since they're found in the most popular parts of 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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Sandy Ground grants a calm and relaxing place to escape, as the region surrounding the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's West coast; it will be near other attractions like Peter Tosh Monument, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Jamaica Fun Farm. This museum is located 13 and a half miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Ground
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Peter Tosh Monument Monument 6.8 NW Jamaica
Bamboo Alley Scenic Trail 8.7 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

Black River is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Sandy Ground, Black River is located roughly eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Sandy Ground will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a fairly wide assortment of hotels and resorts to pick from close to the beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Sandy Ground
Hotel Distance Direction Type
South Sea View Guest House 0.8 SE Guest house
Sandals Whitehouse 2.7 NW Resort
Horizon Cottages 7.0 NW Cottages


While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is One Bean Café, which is a mile to the north-northwest of it.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Sandy Ground
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
One Bean Café (876) 275-2776 -- -- 1.0 mi. NNW
Culloden Villa (876) 963-5300 -- -- -- --
Dragon Lounge Seafood Restaurant (876) 952-1578 -- -- 1.1 mi. N

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Jamaica, of course, so if Sandy Ground doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Travelers may also want to consider Crab Pond Bay, located only a short distance away.

Maybe Sandy Ground is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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