Brooks Pen Beach

Along a thin stretch of highway headed out towards the airport is Brooks Pen Beach. If you're heading out of Jamaica and back to your every-day, beachless life, this beach serves as a great place to park and enjoy one last glimpse of island sand and sea.

Positioned in the vicinity of Kingston, 1.6 miles south west of Harbour View, Brooks Pen Beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. You will typically find plenty of beach space once you hit the sand, as the beach and its surrounding region is not stuffed with visitors.

How to Access The Beach
Brooks Pen Beach can be accessed by leaving Harbour View and heading towards the Norman Manley International Airport. Halfway there, you'll find a sand parking ground to pull off onto.

Amenities and Ambiance

Backed by a busy road, the white to grey sandy shore serves as a welcome reprieve from a cramped car. A handful of tropical trees dot the coast, which is constantly awash with bright blue waves.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Brooks Pen Beach offers visitors an idyllic and serene enclave, due to the fact that the region surrounding the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Brooks Pen Beach on Jamaica's East coast. It is near some interesting sites like Harbour View Stadium, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of the favorite local destinations.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Bank of Jamaica Money Museum. This museum is located easily within taxi range, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

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 Brooks Pen Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Harbour View Stadium Sporting Event Venue 1.7 NE Jamaica
Bank of Jamaica Money Museum Museum 3.8 WNW Jamaica
National Gallery of Jamaica Art Museum 4.1 WNW Jamaica
Studio174 Art Gallery 4.3 WNW Jamaica
Jamaica National Stadium Sporting Event Venue 4.7 NNW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Brooks Pen Beach guests hoping to find some additional excitement might consider heading to Kingston, since it's close-by and is an area full of activity. From the shore, Kingston is about six miles (ten kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may see visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is located in a fairly touristed area, it usually isn't all that difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you and your group are looking to book a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows lists the closest options to Brooks Pen Beach.

Accommodations near Brooks Pen Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Mona Visitor's Lodge 4.2 N Hotel
Caribbean Villa Hotel Restaurant and Bar 4.9 NW Hotel
Villa Lilletha 5.0 NW Hotel


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Brooks Pen Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest restaurants is The Roundabout. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Brooks Pen Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Roundabout -- -- -- 1.3 mi. ENE
Little Copa Club And Restaurant -- -- -- 3.1 mi. E
M10 Bar and Grill (876) 930-2112 Eclectic Informal 3.9 mi. NW
Domino's Downtown Kingston (876) 948-8222 Italian Very Casual -- --
Swiss Stores Cafe (876) 922-8050 International Informal 4.0 mi. WNW
KFC Ring Road -- American Very Casual 4.5 mi. N
Miss Bobs West Kingston Fast Food -- -- -- 4.7 mi. WNW
Island Grill Kingston (876) 754-3794 -- -- 5.0 mi. NW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Jamaica, so Brooks Pen Beach is just one of your options.

You might also want to visit Hellshire Beach, which is located ten and a half miles away. To the southwest of Kingston lies Hellshire beach, the most popular of the black sand beaches in this area. Locals flock to this area on the weekends to take advantage of this casual and relaxed environment on the shore. Food vendors sell their fresh cooked food to guests while fishermen traverse the shores. Although not the main attraction, the waters are cool and refreshing, making it a good idea to take a dip in the sea.

Jamaica offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, so visiting Brooks Pen Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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