Windsor Castle Beach

The sand is gray on this beach and its a thin patch before it meets ocean on one side or trees and brush on the other. One of the best features of this beach is rocky formations by the shore that make for scenic and turbulent splashes of waves. The sheer length of it is good for lengthy walks on the shore, combing for shells or maybe interesting little sea critters.

Situated on the eastern outskirts of Saint Mary Parish, 2.1 miles northwest of Buff Bay, Windsor Castle Beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; beaches less-traveled like Windsor Castle Beach allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Windsor Castle Beach offers those who visit an angelic and serene enclave, in part because the location that surrounds the beach won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the East coast of Jamaica. Accommodations nearby include the Robin's Bay Village and Beach Resort, which is a quick cab ride away, making this one of the closest lodging options near Windsor Castle Beach, despite the lack of additional close-by places of interest.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Firefly (positioned within a car's reach) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new side of Jamaica's history.

The beach is 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 Windsor Castle Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Brimmer Hall Estate Historical Site 15.1 WNW Jamaica
Port Antonio Craft Market Shopping Center 15.7 ESE Jamaica
Christ Church Historical Site 15.9 ESE Jamaica
Constant Spring Golf Club Golf Course 15.9 SSW Jamaica
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 16.1 E Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Jamaica to Windsor Castle Beach is Hart Hill. This friendly part of Jamaica is only a half mile from the shore, meaning you needn't use up an entire day here. It's important to note that this section of Jamaica is not overly developed, and it will be a pleasant day trip for visitors wanting to scope out the local scene.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Windsor Castle Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it can attract guests from smaller accommodations in the area.


There aren't any restaurants in the vicinity of this coastal destination, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach in Jamaica will have lots of options besides Windsor Castle Beach.

You might also enjoy Buff Bay, found just a little ways away. On the other hand, Palmetto Bay could provide more action, and isn't far from nearby attractions. You'll find it a mile and a half to the west-northwest.

Another option worth considering is Annotto Bay, which is located six and a half miles away.

You may find that Windsor Castle Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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