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.

Situated toward the center of Saint Elizabeth Parish, 3.7 miles northwest of downtown Treasure Beach, Starve Gut Bay is on the West edge of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to Starve Gut Bay.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Starve Gut Bay brings visitors an idyllic and relaxing haven, as the area surrounding the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


Found on Jamaica's West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Breds Treasure Beach Sports Park, which is three miles away.

Historical attractions like Bloomfield Great House offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Starve Gut Bay, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Jamaica, for those willing to go exploring. In fact, this coast is within driving distance from this place of historical significance.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Starve Gut Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Breds Treasure Beach Sports Park Park 3.1 SE Jamaica
The Mud Palace Gallery Art Gallery 4.4 SE Jamaica
Lover's Leap Lighthouse Lighthouse 10.0 ESE Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 10.8 N Jamaica
Bamboo Avenue Scenic Trail 12.8 N Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest city to Starve Gut Bay is Treasure Beach, which is not heavily urbanized, though it can be an interesting destination for guests hoping to get a taste of the local scene. From Starve Gut Bay, Treasure Beach isn't far off, maybe three and a half miles (six kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers will find a nice range of lodging options to pick from close to Starve Gut Bay. The closest of which are listed in the following table.

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
Jake's Resort 3.9 SE Resort


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Frenchman's Reef Restaurant & Bar. This restaurant serves both International and Jamaican dishes on the menu. The restaurant is pretty nearby, so a quick car or cab ride will get you there hassle-free.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Starve Gut Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Frenchman's Reef Restaurant & Bar (876) 965-3049 International, Jamaican Very Casual 3.7 mi. SE
Pardy's Coffee Shop (876) 326-9008 International, Jamaican Very Casual 3.8 mi. SE
Jack Sprat Restaurant (876) 965-3583 Caribbean Informal 3.9 mi. SE
Jake's Restaurant (876) 993-8400 Jamaican Informal 3.9 mi. SE
Gee Wiz Vegetarian Restaurant (876) 787-7103 Caribbean, Vegetarian Very Casual 4.3 mi. SE
Hold a Vibz Cafe (876) 540-7981 Vegetarian Very Casual 4.4 mi. SE
Marblue Gourmet (876) 965-3408 International Fine Dining 4.4 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach in Jamaica will have lots of options besides Starve Gut Bay.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Frenchman's Bay, located a brief car or taxi trip away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that Hunt Bay is just right. It's found nine and a half miles to the northwest.

Travelers may also want to consider Billy Bay, which is located within a short distance.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Jamaica, and paying a visit to Starve Gut Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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