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.

Located in Johnson Town, Tom Pipers Bay is on the West edge of Jamaica. You might want to drop by even if you are not staying nearby. Those planning on making a stop at this beach will be able to escape the city's bustle without sacrificing the chance to meet new people.

Amenities and Ambiance

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Tom Pipers Bay visitors find convenient and satisfying. Every destination has its own cuisine, and Jamaica is no different. One of the best places to experience the local specialties is right next to the coast. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

There is also a concession stand available.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


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

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Jamaica, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Barbican Estate, which is four miles away.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 area of Jamaica to Tom Pipers Bay is Johnson Town. This area of Jamaica is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a fairly good selection of booking options to pick from in the vicinity of the beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the following table.

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 you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're willing 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.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices in Jamaica besides Tom Pipers Bay.

If the active mood at Tom Pipers Bay is one of the features you love, think about checking out Cousin's Cove, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it seven miles to the west. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, consider Sandy Bay. It is located a brief car or taxi trip away.

Another location you may want to try is Watson Taylor Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Maybe Tom Pipers Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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