Tom Pipers Bay

Tom Pipers Beach is not sparkling white, nor is it isolated. It's right off the road and the sand is dark. It may not be a beach to spend a day unwinding, but if you're nearby and you want to take a quick dip, the waters are calm and warm.

Situated near the heart of Johnson Town, Tom Pipers Bay is on the West coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Jamaica's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but Tom Pipers Bay is a little bit further from the crowds, making it a good choice for travelers who'd prefer to stay out of the busiest areas.

Amenities and Ambiance

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Tom Pipers Bay, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. Jamaica has plenty of fantastic eateries around town, but not every meal you enjoy has to be at a fine restaurant. Many visitors simply sit on their towels——not in a restaurant——to enjoy lunch. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

There is also a snack bar here.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Found on Jamaica's West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Hanover Museum, which is one and an eighth miles to the north-northwest.

History-focused attractions such as Barbican Estate are a great compliment to the natural beauty of Tom Pipers Bay, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Jamaica, without venturing too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot just a brief cab ride away from this place of historical interest.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Tom Pipers Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Hanover Museum Museum 1.1 NNW Jamaica
Grand Palladium Casino Casino 1.6 NE Jamaica
Barbican Estate Historical Site 4.0 E Jamaica
Tryall Golf Course Golf Course 7.0 E Jamaica
RIU Tropical Bay Game Room Slot Machine Arcade 12.9 WSW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest region in Jamaica to Tom Pipers Bay is Johnson Town. Johnson Town is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

There is a fairly wide selection of hotel options to pick from in the vicinity of Tom Pipers Bay. The closest of which can be seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Tom Pipers Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
West Palm Hotel 1.1 NW Hotel
Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa 1.6 NNE Hotel
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa 1.7 NE Resort


While this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are prepared to drive a bit. Sarducce's Restaurant & Bar is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Tom Pipers Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sarducce's Restaurant & Bar (876) 956-2841 -- -- -- --
Shortie's Internet Cafe & Wi-Fi (876) 956-3532 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many nice beaches, so if Tom Pipers Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You may also want to try Cousin's Cove, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located seven miles to the west. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might find what you want at Sandy Bay. You'll find it a short taxi ride away.

Travelers may also want to consider Watson Taylor Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

While Jamaica has many alluring attractions, Tom Pipers Bay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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