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.

Situated in Hanover Parish, north of Johnson Town, Watson Taylor Beach is on the West edge of Jamaica. You might want even if you aren't staying very close. If there's one beach that appeals to a large rage of visitors, it's Watson Taylor Beach, since it's fun and active, but not constantly overrun with crowds. If you need more activity than you'll find on Jamaica's quiet, secluded beaches, but also want to be able to claim a spot without any trouble, this beach has the best of bost worlds.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Watson Taylor Beach on the West coast of Jamaica. It is near Hanover Museum, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.

Historical attractions such as Barbican Estate provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Watson Taylor Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Jamaica's past. As a matter of fact, this shore will be found four and a half miles to the east of this place of historical interest.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Watson Taylor Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Hanover Museum Museum 0.1 ESE Jamaica
Dolphin Discovery Zoo 2.7 E Jamaica
Barbican Estate Historical Site 4.5 E Jamaica
Tryall Golf Course Golf Course 7.4 E Jamaica
Negril Hills Golf Club Golf Course 15.6 SW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest part of Jamaica to Watson Taylor Beach is Haughton Gardens. Haughton Gardens is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


How many other people you encounter at Watson Taylor Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of lodgings within driving distance. A list of the closest options have been displayed in the following list.

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


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat in the immediate surroundings of this beach, so you may choose to plan a picnic for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Watson Taylor Beach in Jamaica.

Another location you may want to try is Mollasses Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Jamaica has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, so visiting Watson Taylor Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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