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.

Located near the center of Hanover Parish, north of Johnson Town, Watson Taylor Beach is on the West coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Although planning a vacation means you'll make lots of choices, picking the right beach can mean the difference between a stressful and a relaxing afternoon. Before you arrive, consider some of Jamaica's most interesting options, like Watson Taylor Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Jamaica's West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Hanover Museum, which is seen a couple hundred yards away, and it is one of the attractions in the area.

Historical attractions like Barbican Estate provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Watson Taylor Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Jamaica, without having to stray too far from the beach. In fact, this coast is easily within the range of a cab from this site of historical interest.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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 closest region of Jamaica to Watson Taylor Beach is Haughton Gardens. Haughton Gardens is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a decent selection of hotel rooms a car ride away. Some of the closest options have been displayed in the following list.

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


Although this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest places to eat is Sarducce's Restaurant & Bar, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown below.

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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Jamaica, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You may also enjoy Mollasses Beach, located only a short distance away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Jamaica, and Watson Taylor Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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