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.

Positioned on the western part of Saint Elizabeth Parish, 1.9 miles south-southeast of New Hope, Sandy Ground is on the West coast of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Travelers who make a stop at this beach can have a relaxing time without sacrificing the chance to meet new people.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

If you prefer beach days which offer visitors a peaceful environment, then think about trying out Sandy Ground; it is located within a less urbanized part of Jamaica.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Jamaica's West coast. It's located near Peter Tosh Monument, which is one of the popular spots in the area.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Jamaica Fun Farm, a lovely museum found within the range of a taxi, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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 NW 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 in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the beach, Black River is about eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how packed the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a fairly wide selection of resort and hotel options to pick from in the vicinity of the beach. The closest of which are listed in the table that follows.

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


Although this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest places to eat is One Bean Café, which is just a little ways away.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

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

Of course, Sandy Ground is just one of many beaches you might like in Jamaica.

You may also want to consider Crab Pond Bay, located within a couple of miles.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Jamaica, but Sandy Ground is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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