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.

Positioned 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 in the vicinity. Travelers who prefer walking over driving to their next destination will love how easy it is to access Walter Fletcher Beach. There are so many things to do in the area, as this beach isn't far from the center of the city's action.

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.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Every region in the Caribbean has its own cuisine, and Jamaica is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to experience delicious local dishes is right next to the coast. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Those who wish to eat lunch here will enjoy having access to picnic tables.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Walter Fletcher Beach because there are public restrooms. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you want 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.

Even so, you should realize that even if there are luckily (BLANK) conveniences on location at Walter Fletcher Beach, it happens to be located inside an area that sees many visitors. Taking that into consideration, if the amenities can make or break a good time, it will be a smart reason to get there earlier in the morning before most of the other people show up or perhaps go to a different beach in a more remote area. Otherwise, you could miss the opportunity to use all the services which Walter Fletcher Beach has for its guests.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North West coast of Jamaica. It is close to Fort Montego, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of the attractions in the region.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 guests looking for some additional excitement should think about heading to Montego Bay, because it's nearby and is an area full of activity. From the coast, Montego Bay is a fairly short distance away, roughly a half mile (less than a kilometer).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since the beach is located in a pretty popular vacation spot, it usually isn't all that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. If you're wanting to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table shows the options closest to Walter Fletcher Beach.

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
Gloustershire Hotel 0.3 mi. N Hotel
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
Casablanca Beach Hotel 0.5 mi. N Hotel
Harbour Way 0.5 mi. SE Hotel
Wexford Hotel 0.6 mi. N Hotel

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without having to go far. One of the closest restaurants is Jamaican Bobsled Cafe. The restaurant serves both International and Jamaican cuisines. They are also known for their pizza and wings.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Walter Fletcher Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers may also want to consider Belvedere Beach, which is located a few hundred yards away.

Jamaica offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and dropping by Walter Fletcher Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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