Winnifred Beach

This thin and picturesque beach is in a cove, surrounded by trees and brush. Its a perfect spot for a warm swim or a casual snorkeling exploration. The round shape of the cove and the dense cover make you feel secluded and at peace while you're here. It's a quintessential Caribbean escape.

Positioned in Fairy Hill, Winnifred Beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You might want even if you aren't staying very close. Winnifred Beach stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of Jamaica's urban areas. Other nearby beaches in Jamaica may be just as beautiful, but are usually more cramped because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

Amenities and Ambiance

Small trees provide some shade on the beach proper. The sand is soft and free of debris, though its more tan than brilliant white.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option.

Picnic tables are some of the most useful amenities found here——especially around lunchtime.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

Tucked away, Winnifred Beach as well as its availability of conveniences are a good choice for guests that plan to escape all the other tourists, since it happens to be situated in a calm area. Because of this, it won't matter the time you come, as there's little chance you'll be forced to deal with the hassle of the other guests who might want access to the conveniences available.

What's Nearby


Winnifred Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Jamaica's East coast. It is close to Folly Ruins, which is a quick taxi ride away, and it is one of the local attractions.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Winnifred Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Folly Ruins Historical Site 4.5 W Jamaica
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.7 W Jamaica
Christ Church Historical Site 5.0 W Jamaica
Port Antonio Craft Market Shopping Center 5.2 W Jamaica
Old Pera Windmill Historical Site 20.9 S Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Winnifred Beach is very close to Port Antonio, so walking the city is a definite option. The nearby town of Port Antonio is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Port Antonio is found maybe five miles (eight and a half kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of hotels within driving distance. A list of the closest possibilities have been displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near Winnifred Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tropical Lagoon 0.7 mi. W Hotel
Goblin Hill Villas at San San 1.2 mi. W Villa complex
Resort at Wilks Bay 1.6 mi. W Villa complex
Frenchman's Cove Resort 1.8 mi. W Villa complex
Geejam 2.2 mi. W Hotel
Mocking Bird Hill 2.6 mi. W Lodge
Jamaica Palace Hotel 2.8 mi. W Hotel
Trident Hotel 3.4 mi. W Villa complex
Match Resort 3.5 mi. W Cottages
Great Huts 3.6 mi. SE Lodge


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest places to eat is Mille Fleurs. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and Fusion dishes on the menu. Many guests rave about their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Winnifred Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mille Fleurs (876) 993-7267 Caribbean, Fusion Fine Dining 1.3 mi. W
Boston Jerk Centre -- Jamaican Very Casual 1.3 mi. SE
Bushbar (876) 993-7000 Jamaican Informal 2.2 mi. W
The Veranda (876) 633-7100 International Fine Dining 3.4 mi. W
Wi Yard Anna Banana's (876) 542-1497 Caribbean Informal 4.4 mi. W
Yosch Restaurant (876) 993-3053 International Very Casual 4.8 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Winnifred Beach in Jamaica.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Fairy Hill Beach, located only a short distance away. Fairy Hill Beach attracts locals and visitors alike to its energetic shores. During the week crowds are at a minimum and snorkeling is fantastic at the small off shore reef, but bring your own equipment. A small eatery serves vegetarian and Jamaican jerk dishes for a nice afternoon snack. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Tropical Lagoon may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the west.

Another location you may want to try is Zion Hill Beach, located a mile and a half away.

Of course, Jamaica has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Winnifred Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Jamaica even more memorable.


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