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.

Positioned on the outskirts of Montego Bay, a mile and a half north of the downtown area, Bucaneer Beach is on the North West edge of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Many of Jamaica's beaches are calm, pleasant, and quiet. Though some travelers can't wait to enjoy these secret spots, other visitors prefer lounging in the livelier environment at Bucaneer Beach.

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, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Bucaneer Beach will be located within an active, busy area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Positioned on Jamaica's North West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge, which is only a short distance away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

If you're intrigued by Jamaica's history, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort Montego, which is a mile and a half to the south.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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
SuperClubs Ironshore Golf & Country Club Golf Course 3.3 mi. E 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 as part of your day at the beach. Bucaneer Beach visitors seeking other interesting places to see should consider heading over to Montego Bay, which is not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Jamaica. From the beach, Montego Bay is a quick trip away, maybe 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 the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since this beach is in a pretty popular vacation area, it typically isn't that difficult to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For vacationers wanting to get a place that's near the ocean, the following table lists the closest accommodations to Bucaneer Beach.

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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you visit an area restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest restaurants is Landings Cafe. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

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 will have plenty of other choices in Jamaica besides Bucaneer Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Belvedere Beach, located a mile and a half away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Jamaica; then again, Bucaneer Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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