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 edge of Jamaica. You might want even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout Jamaica tend to be pretty quiet, but Walter Fletcher Beach stands out as a pleasant exception to this rule.

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.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Walter Fletcher Beach at all, it's worth a try. Jamaica has a wide assortment of dining options, but did you know that some of Jamaica's best dishes aren't served in restaurants at all? Some vacationers would sooner enjoy lunch on the sand, than lunch at a full-service restaurant. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. Sometimes, visitors will be able to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

This beach does have its own picnic facilities, making dining here even less of a hassle.

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 bring along some gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. 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 plus its available amenities are of course found within a tourist hotspot. If you would rather stay free of busy-beaches and crowded shores, there is an appropriate reason to make plans to visit and beat the crowds, maybe coming in the morning. If not, you could possibly not use all the services that Walter Fletcher Beach offers its guests.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's North West coast. It's located near Fort Montego, which is seen a few hundred yards to the east, and it is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Walter Fletcher Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Montego Historical Site 0.2 mi. E 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
Gallery of West Indian Art Art Gallery 1.5 mi. SSE Jamaica
Saba Art Gallery & Frames Art Gallery 2.3 mi. E Jamaica
Bellefield Great House Historical Site 2.6 mi. SE Jamaica
Treasure Hunt Montego Bay Casino 2.9 mi. NE Jamaica
Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery Art Gallery 5.3 mi. SE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Walter Fletcher Beach tourists looking for a little additional excitement might want to think about making the trip to Montego Bay, which is close-by and is a particularly busy area of Jamaica. From the coast, Montego Bay isn't far off, maybe a half mile (less than a kilometer).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since the beach is located in a relatively popular vacation destination, it shouldn't be all that difficult to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you're wanting to book a place that's on or near the beach, the following table shows the accommodations closest to Walter Fletcher Beach.

Accommodations near Walter Fletcher Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Altamont West Hotel 0.1 mi. N Hotel
Doctor's Cave Beach Hotel 0.5 mi. N Resort
Caribic House 0.5 mi. N Guest house
El Greco Resort 0.5 mi. N Hotel
Deja Resort 0.6 mi. N Resort
S Hotel Jamaica 0.6 mi. N Resort
Wexford Hotel 0.6 mi. N Hotel
Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach 0.7 mi. N Resort
Grandiosa Hotel 0.7 mi. NNE Hotel
Verney's Tropical Resort 0.7 mi. NE Hotel

Food

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you dine at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Jamaica's specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is MoBay Proper. This restaurant offers a menu of Jamaican food. Many guests rave about their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Walter Fletcher Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
MoBay Proper (876) 940-1233 Jamaican Very Casual 0.2 mi. ESE
Margaritaville Montego Bay (876) 952-4777 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
The Pelican (876) 952-3171 Jamaican Informal 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
Marguerites Seafood By the Sea (876) 952-4777 Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. N
Bubble & Spice (876) 615-3717 Jamaican Informal 0.4 mi. N
Lee's Pizza (876) 952-5337 International Very Casual 0.4 mi. ESE
Juici Patties - Union Street (876) 904-2618 Jamaican Very Casual 0.5 mi. SE
Sea View Restaurant and Bar (876) 940-6116 American, Jamaican Informal 0.5 mi. N
Sea View Restaurant (876) 965-2685 American, Jamaican Informal 0.5 mi. N
Pier One (876) 952-2452 International Very Casual 0.5 mi. S

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Walter Fletcher Beach.

Another option worth considering is Belvedere Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Jamaica, but a trip to Walter Fletcher Beach could end up a family favorite.

 

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