Maiden Cay Beach

Although Maiden Cay Beach isn't located in one of the most secluded parts of Jamaica, it is still a great place to enjoy the sun, sand, surf, and laid back atmosphere that the island is known for.

Located in Port Royal, 3.9 miles southeast of Portmore, Maiden Cay Beach is on the South East coast of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying very close. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities might enjoy stopping by Maiden Cay Beach for a few hours. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it's not dead and empty either.

How to Access The Beach
To access Maiden Cay Beach, take Norman Manley Boulevard passed the Norman Manley International Airport into Port Royal. The beach is just off Foreshore Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

From the sandy grey shores of Maiden Cay Beach, visitors have a lovely view of Maiden Cay, a sand bar with a small amount of vegetation.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South East coast of Jamaica. It's located near Fort Charles, which is one of a few popular spots in the area.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to National Gallery of Jamaica, a lovely museum found easily within taxi range, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Maiden Cay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Charles Museum 0.2 mi. NW Jamaica
Port Royal Community Center Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 0.3 mi. W Jamaica
Port Royal Historical Site 0.3 mi. WSW Jamaica
Studio174 Art Gallery 3.4 mi. NE Jamaica
National Gallery of Jamaica Art Museum 3.5 mi. NE Jamaica
Bank of Jamaica Money Museum Museum 3.7 mi. NE Jamaica
Trench Town Culture Yard Museum Museum 3.8 mi. NE Jamaica
Redstripe Plant Attraction 4.6 mi. N Jamaica
Jamaica Pegasus Derby Room Slot Machine Arcade 4.6 mi. NNE Jamaica
Vegas Gaming Kingston Gambling Arcade 4.9 mi. NE Jamaica
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 5.0 mi. NE Jamaica
Bolivar Gallery & Antiques Art Gallery 5.5 mi. NE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Maiden Cay Beach is close to Kingston, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Tourists at Maiden Cay Beach who are seeking some additional excitement might think about heading over to Kingston, since it's close-by and is an active, busy area. From Maiden Cay Beach, Kingston is a little ways off, maybe six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Visitors looking to find a room near Maiden Cay Beach won't have a tough time, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from nearby. Find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing what's shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Maiden Cay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand Port Royal Hotel 0.2 mi. N Hotel
Jamaica Pegasus 4.6 mi. NNE Resort
Match Resort Cottage -- -- Cottages
Villa Lilletha 4.9 mi. NE Hotel
Forres Park 4.9 mi. NE Hotel
Caribbean Villa Hotel Restaurant and Bar -- -- Hotel
Bolivar Gallery 5.4 mi. NE B & B
Courtyard by Marriott 5.6 mi. NE Hotel
Chelsea Hotel 5.6 mi. NE Motel
Sunset Inn Hotel 5.7 mi. NE Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is Gloria's. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Maiden Cay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Gloria's -- -- -- 0.3 mi. WNW
Rodney's Arms (876) 988-1063 International Very Casual 2.5 mi. WNW
Autumn Garden Restaurant (876) 988-3168 -- -- 2.9 mi. NW
Buckle's Restaurant (876) 704-9042 -- -- 2.9 mi. NW
Divine Vegetarian Restaurant (876) 998-8478 -- -- 2.9 mi. NW
KFC Portmore Mall (876) 988-3099 American Very Casual 2.9 mi. NW
Burger King - Portmore (876) 749-1479 American Very Casual 3.0 mi. NW
Colours Sports Bar & Grill (876) 939-5350 -- -- 3.2 mi. WNW
Domino's Port Henderson (876) 998-5411 Italian Very Casual 3.2 mi. WNW
Levels Restaurant & Pastries (876) 988-2430 -- -- 3.3 mi. NW
Swiss Stores Cafe (876) 922-8050 International Informal 3.7 mi. NE
Miss Bobs West Kingston Fast Food -- -- -- 3.7 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Maiden Cay Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit in Jamaica.

Another location you might enjoy is Lime Cay, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it a mile and a half to the southeast. Lime Cay is a wonderful spot for beach picnics, swimming, and much more. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Hope Bay is a beach removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located certainly within a car's reach of the coast.

You might also want to visit Hellshire Beach, located not a great distance away, so a short cab ride should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice. 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 has plenty to offer its visitors, and dropping by Maiden Cay Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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