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 on the outer parts of Montego Bay, a mile and a half north of downtown, Bucaneer Beach is on the North West coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying very close. Found in a thriving district, Bucaneer Beach is a solid option for visitors wanting to have access to various interesting activities and sites.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Bucaneer Beach will be found within an area popular for visitors., you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Bucaneer Beach on the North West coast of Jamaica. It is near Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

Historical attractions such as Fort Montego offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Bucaneer Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Jamaica's past, without venturing too far from the coast. In fact, this coast is a mile and a half from this site of historical significance.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

Those visiting Bucaneer Beach who are looking for some additional excitement should think about heading to Montego Bay, because it's in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of Jamaica. From the shore, Montego Bay is a fairly short distance away, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because the beach is in a relatively popular vacation destination, it usually isn't that difficult to find just the right type of hotel close-by. If you and your party are looking to get a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows shows 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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit an area restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is Landings Cafe. 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 restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Bucaneer Beach.

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

Jamaica has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Bucaneer Beach is just one of the many options.


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