Whitehouse Beach

Surrounded by small town activity, this is a beach near a pier and there are often a good number of vessels in the water and on the beach. Warm, calm waters make for good wading and swimming, but there's no snorkeling here. There are also no rentals or amenities. It's nice to stop by and meander but there might not be enough here to keep you entertained for long.

Located in Whitehouse, Whitehouse Beach is on the West coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by even if you are not staying particularly close by. While Whitehouse Beach is not the most secluded beach in Jamaica, it offers just enough privacy to attract small crowds.

Amenities and Ambiance

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Whitehouse Beach is the ultimate convenience.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

What's Nearby


Whitehouse Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the West coast of Jamaica. It is near some interesting sites like Peter Tosh Monument, which is among the attractions in the area.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Jamaica, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Bellefield Great House, which is 25 miles away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Whitehouse Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Peter Tosh Monument Monument 6.1 NW Jamaica
Bamboo Alley Scenic Trail 8.8 E Jamaica
Abeokuta Paradise Nature Park Park 11.3 NNW Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 13.7 E Jamaica
Appleton Estate Rum Distillery Distillery 16.7 ENE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Whitehouse Beach is in the Black River area, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The closest town is Black River, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the shore, Black River is located roughly eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a decent number of hotels within driving distance. A few of the more convenient choices are displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Whitehouse Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
South Sea View Guest House 1.6 SSE Guest house
Sandals Whitehouse 2.0 NW Resort
Horizon Cottages 6.3 NW Cottages


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 are willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is One Bean Café, which is just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Whitehouse Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
One Bean Café (876) 275-2776 -- -- 0.2 mi. NNW
Culloden Villa (876) 963-5300 -- -- -- --
Dragon Lounge Seafood Restaurant (876) 952-1578 -- -- 0.5 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

Of course, Whitehouse Beach is just one of many beaches you might like in Jamaica.

If the exciting vibe at Whitehouse Beach is one of the features you love, consider heading to Auchindown Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. It is located three and a half miles to the northwest. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Belmont Beach is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it a brief car or taxi trip away.

Travelers may also want to consider Sandy Ground, located within a short distance.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Jamaica, and paying a visit to Whitehouse Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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