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 on the eastern outskirts of Port Royal, 3.9 miles southeast of Portmore, Maiden Cay Beach is on the South East coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. You may notice that beaches throughout Jamaica are usually somewhat secluded and quiet, but Maiden Cay Beach is a little different.

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


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Maiden Cay Beach is on Jamaica's South East coast. It is near Fort Charles, which is one of a few area's attractions.

If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting National Gallery of Jamaica. This museum is located only a short taxi ride away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. 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

Maiden Cay Beach tourists hoping to find some additional excitement might consider heading to Kingston, because it's in the vicinity and is an active, busy area. From the shore, Kingston is about six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Maiden Cay Beach will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may see visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers looking for a hotel room not far from Maiden Cay Beach won't have a difficult time, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from in the vicinity. You can find the closest hotel booking options by viewing those listed below.

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
Chelsea Hotel 5.6 mi. NE Motel
Sunset Inn Hotel 5.7 mi. NE Hotel
Altamont Court Hotel 5.7 mi. NE Hotel


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from these sands. 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 since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining 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

There are other beaches in Jamaica you might like besides Maiden Cay Beach.

If the exciting vibe at Maiden Cay Beach is what you're looking for, consider checking out Lime Cay, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located a mile and a half to the southeast. Lime Cay is a wonderful spot for beach picnics, swimming, and much more. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, Hope Bay could be a good option for you. You'll find it certainly within a car's reach of the coast.

You may also want to consider Hellshire Beach, which is located not too far away, so a short cab ride will get you here pretty easily. 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 Maiden Cay 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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