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.

Set toward the center of Saint Mary Parish, 1.4 miles north of Robins Bay, Yerba Buena Beach is on the North East edge of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you should consider visiting Yerba Buena Beach.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

Yerba Buena Beach offers a quiet and peaceful haven, as the surrounding area is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North East coast of Jamaica. Brimmer Hall Estate is a quick cab ride away, and it is among the attractions close-by.

If you can't wait to see as many of Jamaica's attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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 part of Jamaica to Yerba Buena Beach is Robins Bay. This destination is just a mile and a half from the shore, meaning a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. This section in Jamaica is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. Yerba Buena Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

While vacationers will not find that many places to stay close-by, those accommodations closest to the beach can be viewed in the table that follows.

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 close to this location, so you might want to plan a picnic if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

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

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Port Maria Beach, situated a brief car or taxi trip away. More active guests, though, may be interested in 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 may also enjoy Annotto Bay, located four and a half miles away.

Jamaica has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Yerba Buena Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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