Tower Isle West Beach

Though its right off the road, this little beach is hidden by foliage. Sometimes called Reggae Beach, the waters are warm and the beach is empty of abrasive reminders of reality.

Located in the vicinity of Ocho Rios, Tower Isle West Beach is on the North East edge of Jamaica. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Finding the best beach in Jamaica is easy if you seek the right balance. You may want one that is far away from the crowds, but still near many of the major hotels and restaurants; that's why Tower Isle West Beach is an ideal choice for many travelers.

Amenities and Ambiance

Hidden and serene, you'll like the quiet charm of this beach and its warm, gentle waters. The sand here is a fine powder, so soft it feels luxurious.

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. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Keep in mind that the immediate vicinity around Tower Isle West Beach is visited by quite a number of tourists, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Tower Isle West Beach on Jamaica's North East coast. It is near some interesting sites like Harmony Hall, which is seen a quarter mile away, and it is one of the area's attractions.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Firefly, a lovely museum found ten miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If you're looking for nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows some of the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Tower Isle West Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Harmony Hall Art Gallery 0.3 E Jamaica
Sandals Golf and Country Club Golf Course 2.7 SSW Jamaica
Dolphin Discovery Zoo 5.4 W Jamaica
Annandale Great House Historical Site 6.9 WSW Jamaica
RIU Ocho Rios Casino Casino 7.6 W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest town is Ocho Rios, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Ocho Rios is a fairly short distance away, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Those looking for a place to stay near the beach won't have a tough time, as there are lots of hotels to choose from close-by. Find the closest booking options by viewing what's shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Tower Isle West Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sea Palms 0.3 mi. E Villa complex
Sea Palms 0.3 mi. ENE B & B
Chrisanns Beach Resort 0.5 mi. E Villa complex
Couples Tower Isle 0.7 mi. E Resort
The Blue House 1.1 mi. WSW B & B
Couples Sans Souci 1.3 mi. W Resort
Kaz Kreol Beach Lodge 1.6 mi. WSW Lodge
Shaw Park Beach Hotel All Inclusive 1.7 mi. W Hotel
Jamaica Inn 1.9 mi. W Hotel
Sandals Royal Plantation 2.2 mi. W Resort


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Jamaica's specialty dishes, without straying too far from your current location. Toscanini Italian Restaurant & Bar is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has a menu featuring Italian cuisine. They also specialize in pasta. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

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

Restaurants near Tower Isle West Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Toscanini Italian Restaurant & Bar (876) 975-4785 Italian Informal 0.3 mi. E
Jamaica Inn Restaurant (876) 974-2514 International Informal 1.9 mi. W
Le Papillion Restaurant (888) 726-3537 Continental, French Fine Dining 2.2 mi. WSW
Reggae Pot Rastarant (876) 296-3591 Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegan Very Casual 3.3 mi. W
Almond Tree Restaurant (876) 974-2813 Eclectic Informal 3.3 mi. W
Pizza King (765) 289-3321 Italian -- 3.4 mi. W
Miss T's Kitchen (876) 795-0099 Caribbean, Vegetarian Informal 3.5 mi. W
Mom's (876) 974-2811 Jamaican Very Casual 3.5 mi. W
Island Grill Ocho Rios (876) 974-3160 Jamaican Very Casual 3.6 mi. W
Taste Of India (876) 622-7740 Indian Informal 3.6 mi. W
Mongoose Jamaica (876) 622-6942 International, Jamaican Informal 3.6 mi. W
Passage to India (876) 795-3182 Indian Informal 3.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many nice beaches, and Tower Isle West Beach is just one option.

You may also want to consider Rio Nuevo Battle Site, which is located two and a half miles to the east-southeast.

Jamaica has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Tower Isle West Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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