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.

Set 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 whether or not you are staying very close. Although Maiden Cay Beach is not the most secluded beach in Jamaica, it has just the right mix of intimacy and atmosphere to attract vacationers.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Set on Jamaica's South East coast; it will be near other attractions like Fort Charles, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like National Gallery of Jamaica (located easily within taxi range) offer a fun learning experience and help visitors understand Jamaica's interesting past.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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

Those visiting Maiden Cay Beach who are hoping to find other interesting places to see will want to consider heading over to Kingston, since it's in the vicinity and is an area full of activity. From the beach, Kingston is a car ride off, about six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

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. Maiden Cay Beach is not located near many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is located in a relatively popular vacation destination, it is not usually very difficult to find just the right type of hotel nearby. If you're looking to find a place that's near the beach, the following table lists the accommodations closest to Maiden Cay Beach.

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

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Gloria's. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's only a short distance away.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

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

Jamaica has several beautiful beaches, so if Maiden Cay Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

If the active mood at Maiden Cay Beach has you wanting more of the same, think about heading to Lime Cay, a spot with the same type of electricity. 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 you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, consider Hope Bay. It is located certainly within a car's reach of the coast.

Another location you may want to try is Hellshire Beach, located not a great distance away, so a short cab ride is a solid 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.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Jamaica, but a trip to Maiden Cay Beach could end up a family favorite.

 

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