Treasure Beach

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Gray and peppered with boats, this isn't a picturesque locale, but it may still be fun to beach comb. This beach also offers a view of the sunset over the water.

Located in the southeastern part of Treasure Beach, this beach is on the South West coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in Jamaica may find that Treasure Beach is just the right spot. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's not dead and empty either.

Amenities and Ambiance

You'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. Vacationers will find plenty of places in Jamaica serving up delicious local cuisine, but not every meal needs to be eaten in a formal setting. Some vacationers would rather eat lunch by the shoreline than in a different restaurant. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. On some days, it may be possible to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Tucked away, Treasure Beach as well as its availability of conveniences are sure to be a popular choice among visitors hoping to find a place away from the crowds, as it is found within a quiet area. With this in mind, the availability of certain facilities shouldn't be negatively affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Treasure Beach on Jamaica's South West coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Lover's Leap Lighthouse, which is five miles away.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Jamaica Fun Farm (located a relatively brief cab ride away) offer a fun learning experience and help share a different side of Jamaica.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Treasure Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Lover's Leap Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.2 E Jamaica
Art 'n' Tings Handicraft Dealers 13.1 N Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 14.7 N Jamaica
Bamboo Alley Scenic Trail 18.5 NNW Jamaica
Bloomfield Great House Historical Site 18.8 NE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Cities near this beach include Treasure Beach, which is a fairly rural area, but it will be a pleasant day trip for guests wanting to get a taste of local life. From the coast, Treasure Beach is not far away, about two miles (three and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Although you won't find many hotels nearby, the ones found closest to the shore are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Treasure Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Ital Rest 0.7 mi. NW Cottages
Jake's Resort 2.0 mi. NW Resort
Golden Sands Beach Cottage 2.2 mi. NW Resort
Treasure Beach Hotel 2.4 mi. NW Resort
Two Seasons Guest House 2.8 mi. NW Guest house

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you walk to an area restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest places to eat is Marblue Gourmet. This restaurant has International cuisine.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Treasure Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Marblue Gourmet (876) 965-3408 International Fine Dining 1.5 mi. WNW
Jake's Country Kitchen (876) 993-8400 Jamaican Informal 2.0 mi. NW
Jack Sprat Restaurant (876) 965-3583 Caribbean Informal 2.0 mi. NW
South Jammin' Sports Bar & Restaurant (876) 377-4817 International, Jamaican Very Casual 2.1 mi. NW
Frenchman's Reef Restaurant & Bar (876) 965-3049 International, Jamaican Very Casual 2.2 mi. NW
Yabba Restaurant (876) 965-0114 Caribbean, Jamaican Informal 2.4 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Jamaica, so if Treasure Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Vacationers may also want to visit Billy Bay, which is located reasonably close-by, meaning a short ride in a taxi is a solid choice.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Treasure Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.

 

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