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.

Situated in the vicinity of Kingston, 1.6 miles south west of Harbour View, Brooks Pen Beach is on the East edge of Jamaica. You might want even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, while Brooks Pen Beach is by no means quiet and secluded, it's not the rowdiest beach in Jamaica either. This makes it a good option for those of you who want to make the most of their trip to the beach without getting stuck in the most crowded parts of town.

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, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Brooks Pen Beach grants an angelic and serene experience, thanks to the fact that the surrounding region is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


Brooks Pen Beach is on Jamaica's East coast; it's located near attractions like Harbour View Stadium, which is only a short distance away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

History-focused attractions such as St. Peter's Church are a nice compliment to a soothing day at Brooks Pen Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Jamaica's past, without straying too far from the coastline.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones 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 tourists looking for a little additional excitement should think about heading over to Kingston, because it's in the vicinity and is an area full of activity. From the shore, Kingston is about six miles (ten kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Brooks Pen Beach will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Vacationers trying to find a room not far from Brooks Pen Beach won't have a tough time, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from nearby. You'll find the closest, most convenient booking options by viewing those listed in the table below.

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


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without straying too far from your current location. The Roundabout is one of the closest eateries. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are listed below.

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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Jamaica, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another option worth considering is Hellshire Beach, located within the range of a cab. 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.

Maybe Brooks Pen Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Jamaica you might like.


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