Beaches in Kingston

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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. 

The Area's Beaches

You'll find an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Simply click on specific beach names to read a detailed article concerning that particular location.

Orange Bay Beach West

Gunboat Beach: Gunboat Beach, although not a place to swim, has many different amenities that cater to the mainly local crowd who turn out on the weekends. Visitors can enjoy live music and entertainment, numerous food stands, and adequate changing rooms and restrooms. In addition, lots of security is always around for your safety and for additional information.

Another location 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 here:

Beaches In and Around Kingston
Name Location Coast
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

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