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.

Set near the center of Hanover Parish, north of Johnson Town, Watson Taylor Beach is on the West coast of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. 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 rarely crowded. If you need more activity than you'll find on Jamaica's quiet, secluded beaches, but don't want to fight for a spot on the sand, this beach offers a comfortable middle ground.

Amenities and Ambiance

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's West coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Hanover Museum, which is not very far away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Jamaica, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the nearest historical attractions is Barbican Estate, which is four and a half miles to the east.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 region in Jamaica to Watson Taylor Beach is Haughton Gardens. This area of Jamaica is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


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. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of places to stay within driving distance. A few of the more convenient possibilities are seen 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


Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Sarducce's Restaurant & Bar, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the table 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, you'll find other beaches besides Watson Taylor Beach in Jamaica.

You may also enjoy Mollasses Beach, located one and a quarter miles away.

Perhaps Watson Taylor Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, Jamaica offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.