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.

Located in the vicinity of Kingston, 1.6 miles south west of Harbour View, Brooks Pen Beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You might want whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Brooks Pen Beach stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for escaping the hustle of Jamaica's urban areas. Most other beaches in Jamaica offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but tend to be busier since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in 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, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you usually like beaches which offer visitors a tranquil enclave, then think about trying out Brooks Pen Beach; it's found within a less urban sector of the region.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Brooks Pen Beach on Jamaica's East coast; the area hosts attractions such as Harbour View Stadium, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like Bank of Jamaica Money Museum (situated only a short taxi ride away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new way to view Jamaica's traditions and culture.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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 is near Kingston, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Tourists at Brooks Pen Beach who are looking for some additional excitement should consider heading to Kingston, since it's in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of Jamaica. From the beach, Kingston is located roughly six miles (ten kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may see guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers hoping to find a place to stay not far from the beach won't find it that tough, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to pick from in the vicinity. You can find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by perusing 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


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is The Roundabout. 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.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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 other beaches besides Brooks Pen Beach in Jamaica.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Hellshire Beach, 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.

Brooks Pen Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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