Yerba Buena Beach

The sand is dark and the water may at times be tumultuous here, but this beach provides a beautiful view of the Caribbean behind a rocky cliff and there's a nearby hiking trail.

Located in Saint Mary Parish, 1.4 miles north of Robins Bay, Yerba Buena Beach is on the North East coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that hasn't been "discovered" by thousands of tourists; less popular beaches like Yerba Buena Beach make great places to spread out and relax.

Amenities and Ambiance

Relatively isolated and with soft sand, you might enjoy a few hours of meandering and beach combing here, with a long walk down the adjacent trail or maybe a picnic lunch. A few accommodations exist nearby but there's no adjacent town.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Yerba Buena Beach brings visitors a calm and peaceful retreat, in part because the region surrounding the beach is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Jamaica's North East coast; the area hosts attractions such as Brimmer Hall Estate, which is five and a half miles to the west.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Yerba Buena Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Brimmer Hall Estate Historical Site 5.5 W Jamaica
Firefly Museum 7.5 NW Jamaica
Galina Lighthouse Lighthouse 8.0 NW Jamaica
Clonmel Potters Gallery Art Gallery 10.8 W Jamaica
Harmony Hall Art Gallery 15.5 WNW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest region of Jamaica to Yerba Buena Beach is Robins Bay. This destination is just a mile and a half from the shore, so it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. Robins Bay is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Though vacationers won't find very many accommodations nearby, those accommodation options closest to Yerba Buena Beach can be seen in the following list.

Accommodations near Yerba Buena Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Robin's Bay Village and Beach Resort 0.7 mi. S Resort
Casa Maria Hotel 7.1 mi. NW Hotel


There aren't any restaurants in the immediate surroundings of this location, so you might want to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Jamaica, so Yerba Buena Beach is just one of your options.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Port Maria Beach, found a brief car or taxi trip away. Others might prefer Golden Grove Beach, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. It's located seven miles to the southeast.

You might also want to visit Annotto Bay, which is located fairly close-by, meaning a short cab ride should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

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


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