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 might want even if you aren't staying very close. Though there are a lot of choices to be made on vacation, picking the right beach can mean the difference between a stressful and a relaxing afternoon. Jamaica is full of fun options, like Maiden Cay Beach.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Maiden Cay Beach is on Jamaica's South East coast. Fort Charles is among the attractions in the region.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Jamaica, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For instance, some visitors enjoy Port Royal, which is a quarter mile to the west-southwest.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. 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 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
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 5.0 mi. NE Jamaica
Frame Centre Gallery Art Gallery 5.6 mi. NE Jamaica
Theater Place Dinner Show and Theater 5.7 mi. NE Jamaica
National Indoor Arena Sporting Event Venue 6.1 mi. NE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Maiden Cay Beach is near Kingston, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Guests visiting Maiden Cay Beach who are seeking further attractions will want to think about going to Kingston, since it's not far away and is an area full of activity. From the beach, Kingston isn't out of reach at six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is situated in a pretty touristed area, it usually isn't that difficult to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. If you and your party are looking to get a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows lists the options closest to Maiden Cay Beach.

Accommodations near Maiden Cay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand Port Royal Hotel 0.2 N Hotel
Jamaica Pegasus 4.6 NNE Resort
Forres Park 4.9 NE Hotel


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Jamaica's specialty dishes, without having to go far. One of the closest restaurants is Red Jack. This restaurant serves delicious Caribbean food. They're also renowned for their barbecue and salads. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Maiden Cay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Red Jack (876) 967-8494 Caribbean Informal 0.2 mi. N
Quartemaine (876) 967-8494 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.3 mi. N
Gloria's (876) 967-8066 Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. WNW
Sea Shell Restaurant & Lounge (876) 988-7129 Jamaican Informal 2.4 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
Domino's Port Henderson (876) 998-5411 Italian Very Casual 3.2 mi. WNW
F&B DownTown (876) 922-1109 Asian, Italian, Jamaican Informal 3.7 mi. NE
Swiss Stores Cafe (876) 922-8050 International Informal 3.7 mi. NE
Jungle Fyah Jerk Centre Restaurant (876) 560-7913 Jamaican Informal 3.7 mi. WNW
KFC Breaton -- American Very Casual 4.1 mi. WNW
Exquisite Restaurant & Lounge (876) 949-8278 Chinese, Jamaican Very Casual 4.4 mi. W

Other Beaches

Jamaica has several beautiful beaches, and Maiden Cay Beach is just one option.

If the active mood at Maiden Cay Beach is what you're looking for, you'll want to consider heading to Lime Cay, another location where you'll find fun and action. 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 it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Hope Bay is a beach secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it certainly within a car's reach of the coast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Hellshire Beach, located four 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.

Maybe Maiden Cay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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