Watson Taylor Beach

Beneath a rocky cape, this beach is urban on one side and untamed on the other. You could walk from Watson Taylor beach to the museum, the library or other very close attractions. You could also walk the other direction towards empty beachfront, good for shell gathering. The water is warm, the sand is soft and the nearby town of Hanover is friendly.

Positioned in Hanover Parish, north of Johnson Town, Watson Taylor Beach is on the West edge of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, although Watson Taylor Beach is by no means secluded, it's not the rowdiest beach in Jamaica either. It's makes a great option for travelers who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the West coast of Jamaica. It is near some interesting sites like Hanover Museum, which is seen a couple hundred yards to the east-southeast, and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

If you're intrigued by Jamaica's history, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For instance, nearby is Barbican Estate, which is just a quick taxi trip away.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Watson Taylor Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Hanover Museum Museum 0.1 ESE Jamaica
Grand Palladium Casino Casino 1.4 E Jamaica
Barbican Estate Historical Site 4.5 E Jamaica
Tryall Golf Course Golf Course 7.4 E Jamaica
RIU Tropical Bay Game Room Slot Machine Arcade 13.0 SW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest area in Jamaica to Watson Taylor Beach is Haughton Gardens. Haughton Gardens is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a decent number of hotels a car ride away. Some of the closest choices are displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Watson Taylor Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
West Palm Hotel 0.3 SW Hotel
Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa 1.3 E Hotel
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa 1.4 E Resort


While the area surrounding Watson Taylor Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Sarducce's Restaurant & Bar, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Watson Taylor Beach
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

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Watson Taylor Beach.

You may also enjoy Mollasses Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Jamaica; then again, Watson Taylor Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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