Walter Fletcher Beach

Walter Flethcher Beach is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Admission is $3.30(USD) for adults, $1.65(USD) for children. These sands are great for picnicking on the beach, but be careful not to litter as you could receive a hefty fine. Lifeguards remain on duty throughout the day.

Situated a few hundred yards northwest of downtown Montego Bay, Walter Fletcher Beach is on the North West coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. The beaches found throughout Jamaica are usually somewhat secluded and quiet, but Walter Fletcher Beach is decidedly different.

How to Access The Beach
Walter Fletcher Beach is located just off Gloucester Ave via Aqua Sol Theme Park.

Amenities and Ambiance

This sandy stretch of paradise is known as one of the most beautiful shorelines on the southern coast of Jamaica with its topaz waters and powder soft ivory sand. The waters are peaceful and dotted with local boats.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There are several types of dining experiences in Jamaica that visitors can partake in, but eating at the beach can be a particularly memorable one. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Jamaica's famous street food along the way.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

You can enjoy the convenience of picnic facilities.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface. This beach is ideal for active vacationers as well as for families with children, because of the calm swimming conditions and picturesque scenery. Walter Fletcher Beach can get pretty crowded in the winter time, and is frequently visited by both locals and tourists alike. From the months of December to March the atmosphere is that of a long-running beach party here. Nudity is prohibited, but some beachgoers do sunbathe in the nude at this beach.

Walter Fletcher Beach and its offering of comforts can be located within an area that sees many visitors. If you seek to avoid the crowds, it'll be an appropriate motivator to plan ahead for times when there are less people, for example having your beach visit earlier in the day. If not, it's possible you may risk all of the services being too busy.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Walter Fletcher Beach is on the North West coast of Jamaica; this area boasts other attractions such as Fort Montego, which is a few hundred yards away.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Walter Fletcher Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Montego Historical Site 0.2 mi. E Jamaica
Caribbean Treasures Gaming Lounge Gambling Arcade 0.2 mi. N Jamaica
Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge Slot Machine Arcade 0.4 mi. N Jamaica
Montego Civic Center Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 0.5 mi. SE Jamaica
Treasure Hunt Montego Bay Casino 1.0 mi. SE Jamaica
Gallery of West Indian Art Art Gallery 2.1 mi. SE Jamaica
Bellefield Great House Historical Site 2.6 mi. SE Jamaica
Vegas Gaming Bogue Gambling Arcade 2.7 mi. S Jamaica
RIU Montego Bay Game Room Slot Machine Arcade 4.2 mi. NE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Walter Fletcher Beach is in the Montego Bay area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Walter Fletcher Beach visitors hoping to find further attractions should think about going to Montego Bay, because it's close-by and is an especially active area of Jamaica. From the shore, Montego Bay is not far away, about a half mile (less than a kilometer).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers trying to find a place to stay close to the beach should find themselves in luck, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to pick from in the immediate vicinity. You'll find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by looking over what's shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Walter Fletcher Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Altamont West Hotel 0.1 mi. N Hotel
Blue Harbour Hotel 0.2 mi. E Hotel
Mirabay Resort 0.2 mi. NE Resort
Coral Cliff Hotel 0.4 mi. N Hotel
Doctor's Cave Beach Hotel 0.5 mi. N Resort
El Greco Resort 0.5 mi. N Hotel
Harbour Way 0.5 mi. SE Hotel
Wexford Hotel 0.6 mi. N Hotel
Grandiosa Hotel 0.7 mi. NNE Hotel
Verney's Tropical Resort 0.7 mi. NE Hotel

Food

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is Jamaican Bobsled Cafe. The restaurant has both International and Jamaican cuisines. They have become well-known, however, because of their pizza and wings.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Walter Fletcher Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Jamaican Bobsled Cafe (876) 940-7009 International, Jamaican Very Casual 0.1 mi. NNW
MoBay Proper (876) 940-1233 Jamaican Very Casual 0.2 mi. ESE
Marguerites Seafood By the Sea (876) 952-4777 Caribbean Informal -- --
The Waterfall Restaurant (876) 952-4420 International, Jamaican Informal 0.3 mi. N
Margaritaville Montego Bay (876) 952-4777 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
The Pelican (876) 952-3171 Jamaican Informal 0.3 mi. N
Burger King - Gloucester Ave. -- American Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
KFC Harbour Street -- American Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
Pizza Hut - Harbour St 971-5380 American, Italian Very Casual 0.4 mi. SE
Kings Place Chinese Restaurant -- Chinese -- 0.4 mi. ESE
Biggs's BBQ (876) 952-9488 American, Jamaican Very Casual 0.4 mi. NNW
Adwa (876) 952-6554 Vegetarian Very Casual 0.4 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Jamaica besides Walter Fletcher Beach worth visiting.

You might also want to visit Belvedere Beach, located a few hundred yards to the north-northwest.

There's plenty to see and do in Jamaica, and paying a visit to Walter Fletcher Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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