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 to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to Starve Gut Bay.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

If you usually like coasts which offer an idyllic enclave, then you will want to try Starve Gut Bay; it is tucked away within a less urbanized part of Jamaica.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Starve Gut Bay is on the West coast of Jamaica. Lover's Leap Lighthouse is seen ten miles away, and it is one of a number of attractions in the region.

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 the range of a taxi, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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

The closest city to Starve Gut Bay is Treasure Beach, which is not overly developed, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for guests wanting to get a taste of local life. From the beach, Treasure Beach is a quick trip away, maybe three and a half miles (six kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how packed the nearby hotels are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Vacationers will find a pretty nice assortment of hotel and resort options to choose from in the vicinity of Starve Gut Bay. The closest of which can be seen 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
Golden Sands Beach Cottage 3.7 SE Resort


If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far away. One of the closest places to eat is Yabba Restaurant. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and Jamaican menu items. Many guests rave about their seafood. The restaurant is reasonably close, so a quick car or cab ride will get you there hassle-free.

A few nearby dining options are included 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

Needless to say, Starve Gut Bay isn't the only beach worth visitng in Jamaica.

Another location you might enjoy is Frenchman's Bay, located a quick car or cab ride away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Hunt Bay. It's found nine and a half miles to the northwest.

You might also want to visit Billy Bay, located within a couple of miles.

While Jamaica has many alluring attractions, Starve Gut Bay is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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