Kingston is not especially known for its beaches, as many of the tourists that travel here do so for business or cultural purposes. Still, there are a few within easy reach that are worth checking out for their remarkably clean sands and clear waters. Most beaches here are public but feature a paid private section which encourages guests to fork over a nominal fee to use the facilities.
You will discover several beaches to choose from in and around the area. Click on specific beach names for a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.
Gunboat Beach: Once a thriving atmosphere, this beach has declined rapidly with pollution and neglect and swimming in the waters is no longer recommended.
Another option that beach-goers can consider is Lime Cay. Located off Kingston Harbour, the waters here are clear and unpolluted, and offer excellent swimming conditions. It makes for an amazing spot for bathing and watersports.
Cable Hut Beach: Cable Hut Beach is one mile east of Bull Bay, a short drive off a side road from Norman Manley Boulevard.
The beaches in and around Kingston are listed below.
|Brooks Pen Beach||1.6 mi. South West of Central Harbour View||East|
|Buff Bay||Buff Bay||East|
|Cable Hut Beach||3.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Harbour View||East|
|Fort Clarence||Hellshire||South East|
|Gunboat Beach||3.7 mi. West-Southwest of Central Harbour View||East|
|Hellshire Beach||Hellshire||South East|
|Lime Cay||The vicinity of Kingston||South East|
|Maiden Cay Beach||3.9 mi. Southeast of Central Portmore||South East|
|Orange Bay Beach West||3.4 mi. East of Central Buff Bay||East|
|Spring Garden Beach||1.7 mi. East of Central Buff Bay||East|
Fortunately, Kingston has other attraction types. To navigate to our detailed page about other attractions, visit this page.
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