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.

Located in the northwestern part of Fairy Hill, Winnifred Beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. This beach is not just another beach attraction, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Jamaica. While Winnifred Beach may be a little bit out of the way, visiting this beach instead of a more crowded one could make your experience less stressful.

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 located here is another lunchtime alternative.

Consider using this beach's picnic tables, so your food won't get sandy.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Winnifred Beach is in an area which is rarely very crowded, With this in mind, failing to find an open amenity here is not a thing you will have to do when coming to the beach, despite if it is the most popular time to visit.

What's Nearby


This spot is on Jamaica's East coast; it will be near other attractions like Folly Ruins, which is four and a half miles to the west.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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
Old Pera Windmill Historical Site 20.9 S Jamaica
Sun Coast Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park 24.5 SW Jamaica
Bull Bay Football Club Spectator Teams and Clubs 25.9 SW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Port Antonio is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, Port Antonio is located roughly five miles (eight and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a good assortment of lodging options to choose from in the area surrounding the beach. The closest of which are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Winnifred Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tropical Lagoon 0.7 mi. W Hotel
Geejam 2.2 mi. W Hotel
Mocking Bird Hill 2.6 mi. W Lodge
Jamaica Palace Hotel 2.8 mi. W Hotel
Great Huts 3.6 mi. SE Lodge
Hotel Tim Bamboo 4.6 mi. W Hotel
Mango Ridge Guest Cottages 5.1 mi. W Cottages
Demontevin Lodge Hotel 5.1 mi. W Hotel
Jamaica Heights Resort -- -- Cottages
San San Tropez 6.1 mi. W Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. Mille Fleurs is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and European menu items. They are also known for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Winnifred Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mille Fleurs (876) 993-7267 Caribbean, European 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
Woody's Low Bridge Place (876) 436-5624 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
The Veranda (876) 633-7100 International Fine Dining 3.4 mi. W
Anna Banana's (876) 715-6533 Caribbean Informal 4.4 mi. W
Survival Beach Restaurant (876) 384-4730 Jamaican, Vegetarian Very Casual 4.5 mi. W

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach in Jamaica will have lots of options besides Winnifred Beach.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Fairy Hill Beach, situated just 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. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Tropical Lagoon. It's located three quarters of a mile to the west.

You may also enjoy Zion Hill Beach, located a mile and a half away.

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


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