Bucaneer Beach

Though many believe Bucaneer Beach to be a part of the Bucaneer Beach Resort property, it is in fact a public beach. Stop by for a day of sun bathing or body surfing -- you won't be sorry you did.

Located toward the outskirts of Montego Bay, a mile and a half north of downtown, Bucaneer Beach is on the North West edge of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will like how easy it is to reach Bucaneer Beach. The area surrounding this beach has so much to offer because it is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

How to Access The Beach
Buccaneer Beach is set off Norman Manely Boulevard and The Queens Drive, just behind AirPort Norwood. For easiest access, take Norman Manely to Kent Ave, and follow it to the shore.

Amenities and Ambiance

Bucaneer Beach enjoys soft, white to grey sand and turquoise waters. The waves are not quite calm, yet not too strong that a novice swimmer couldn't step into the sea.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Bucaneer Beach will be found inside an area popular among tourist, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Bucaneer Beach on Jamaica's North West coast; it will be near other attractions like Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge, which is pretty close, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you're intrigued by Jamaica's history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Fort Montego, which is only a brief walk or taxi ride away.

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 Bucaneer Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge Slot Machine Arcade 1.5 mi. SSW Jamaica
Caribbean Treasures Gaming Lounge Gambling Arcade 1.6 mi. SSW Jamaica
Fort Montego Historical Site 1.8 mi. S Jamaica
Montego Civic Center Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 2.1 mi. S Jamaica
Treasure Hunt Montego Bay Casino 2.4 mi. S Jamaica
RIU Montego Bay Game Room Slot Machine Arcade 2.8 mi. ENE Jamaica
Gallery of West Indian Art Art Gallery 3.5 mi. S Jamaica
Bellefield Great House Historical Site 3.9 mi. S Jamaica
Vegas Gaming Bogue Gambling Arcade 4.3 mi. S Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Bucaneer Beach is near Montego Bay, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Bucaneer Beach tourists seeking other opportunities for exploration might consider checking out Montego Bay, which is nearby and is an especially active area of Jamaica. From the coast, Montego Bay isn't far off, roughly a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how packed the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Guests trying to find a place to stay close to the beach won't find it that tough, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from nearby. You'll find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing those listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Bucaneer Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Buccaneer Beach Hotel 0.7 mi. SW Hotel
Executive Inn 0.7 mi. S Hotel
Relax Resort 0.7 mi. SE Hotel
Tropical Court Hotel 0.8 mi. SE Hotel
Sandals Carlyle 0.9 mi. SW Resort
Hotel Gloriana 1.0 mi. SSW Hotel
Tobys Resort 1.0 mi. SSW Hotel
Royal Decameron Montego Beach Hotel 1.0 mi. SW Resort
Verney's Tropical Resort 1.1 mi. S Hotel
Sandals Montego Bay 1.1 mi. ENE Resort


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Jamaica's specialty dishes, without having to go far. One of the nearest places to eat is Landings Cafe. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed below.

Restaurants near Bucaneer Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Landings Cafe (876) 971-3753 -- -- 0.7 mi. SW
The Carlyle (876) 952-4140 Eclectic Informal 0.9 mi. SW
Bayside Restaurant (876) 903-3323 International Informal 1.1 mi. ENE
Grandiosa Hotel Restaurant (876) 979-3205 -- Informal 1.1 mi. S
Rosella’s Restaurant (876) 952-2854 Caribbean, Fusion Informal 1.2 mi. SSW
Groovy Grouper Beach Bar & Grill (876) 952-8287 Jamaican Very Casual 1.3 mi. SSW
Sea View Restaurant and Bar (876) 940-6116 American, Jamaican Informal 1.3 mi. SSW
Chilitos Mexican Restaurant (876) 952-4615 -- -- 1.4 mi. SSW
The Brewery (876) 940-2433 English, Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Biggs's BBQ (876) 952-9488 American, Jamaican Very Casual 1.5 mi. SSW
Burger King - Gloucester Ave. -- American Very Casual 1.5 mi. SSW
The Pelican (876) 952-3171 Jamaican Informal 1.5 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach in Jamaica will have lots of options besides Bucaneer Beach.

You may also enjoy Belvedere Beach, located within a short distance.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Jamaica, but taking a swim at Bucaneer Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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