Starve Gut Bay

This beach sits on Starve Guy Bay and is surrounded by interesting topography and cliffs. The sand is darker than the dazzling white sand found on the other side of the island but is soft and cool on your feet. You may find utter seclusion here, or possibly just a few visitors from a nearby hotel.

Located in Saint Elizabeth Parish, 3.7 miles northwest of downtown Treasure Beach, Starve Gut Bay is on the West coast of Jamaica. You might want whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Starve Gut Bay let you escape people-watchers and rowdy beachgoers.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

If you find that you choose beaches which bring guests a relaxing haven, then you may want to try Starve Gut Bay; it's found in a more rural part of Jamaica.

What's Nearby


Set on Jamaica's West coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Lover's Leap Lighthouse, which is within the range of a taxi.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Jamaica Fun Farm, a lovely museum found a relatively quick cab ride away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If you can't wait to see as many of Jamaica's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Starve Gut Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Lover's Leap Lighthouse Lighthouse 10.0 ESE Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 10.8 N Jamaica
Art 'n' Tings Handicraft Dealers 10.9 NE Jamaica
Bamboo Alley Scenic Trail 13.4 N Jamaica
Appleton Estate Rum Distillery Distillery 17.3 N Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Starve Gut Bay is very close to Treasure Beach, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Treasure Beach is the closest town to Starve Gut Bay. It isn't a congested area, and it will be a nice day out for guests wishing to get a better feel for the area. From the coast, Treasure Beach is just up the road, roughly three and a half miles (six kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a pretty good selection of hotel and resort options to choose from in the area surrounding Starve Gut Bay. The closest of which have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Starve Gut Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Two Seasons Guest House 3.0 SE Guest house
Treasure Beach Hotel 3.4 SE Resort
Golden Sands Beach Cottage 3.7 SE Resort


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Starve Gut Bay; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Yabba Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has both Caribbean and Jamaican dishes on the menu. Visitors often rave about their seafood. The restaurant is fairly close, so a brief car or taxi trip is a good option.

Nearby restaurants are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Starve Gut Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Yabba Restaurant (876) 965-0114 Caribbean, Jamaican Informal 3.4 mi. SE
Frenchman's Reef Restaurant & Bar (876) 965-3049 International, Jamaican Very Casual 3.7 mi. SE
South Jammin' Sports Bar & Restaurant (876) 377-4817 International, Jamaican Very Casual 3.7 mi. SE
Jack Sprat Restaurant (876) 965-3583 Caribbean Informal 3.9 mi. SE
Jake's Country Kitchen (876) 993-8400 Jamaican Informal 3.9 mi. SE
Marblue Gourmet (876) 965-3408 International Fine Dining 4.4 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Starve Gut Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you might enjoy is Frenchman's Bay, found a quick car or cab ride away. Others might prefer Hunt Bay, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's located nine and a half miles to the northwest.

Another location you may want to try is Billy Bay, located two miles to the south-southeast.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Jamaica, and dropping by Starve Gut Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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