Navy Island

Navy Island Beach is set on the 64 acre island, which is located off the coast of Port Antonio. Although there are no open facilities or public ferries that currently run to the island, a private boat can be hired to take you on an adventure to this secluded beach.

Set near the heart of Port Antonio, Navy Island is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Navy Island is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Most other beaches in Jamaica may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Navy Island, but are usually more cramped since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

How to Access The Beach
Navy Island is only accessible by boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

Navy Island Beach enjoys a powdering of white sand that leads to crystal clear waters.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Jamaica offers plenty of great places to eat, but you don't have to eat every meal in a formal setting. Some vacationers like having lunch very close-by. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. If available, you could also order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who set up shop at the beach.

You can enjoy the convenience of picnic facilities.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface. With a good mix of secluded spots and local entertainment, restaurants, and lodging, Navy Island attracts a healthy size crowd even though it can only be reached by boat.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Jamaica; the area hosts attractions such as Folly Lighthouse, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you want more information on the history of Jamaica, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the nearest historical attractions is Christ Church, which is three quarters of a mile away.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Navy Island
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.6 mi. E Jamaica
Portland Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.8 mi. SW Jamaica
Christ Church Historical Site 0.8 mi. S Jamaica
Folly Ruins Historical Site 0.8 mi. E Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Port Antonio is nearby and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Navy Island, Port Antonio is a quick trip away, about a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

While travelers will not find that many accommodations nearby, those options closest to the beach can be viewed in the list that follows.

Accommodations near Navy Island
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Demontevin Lodge Hotel 0.5 mi. S Hotel
Mango Ridge Guest Cottages 0.9 mi. S Cottages
San San Tropez 1.0 mi. WSW Hotel
Hotel Tim Bamboo 1.0 mi. SE Hotel


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Navy Island; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is Brisc Sports Bar and Grill. This restaurant offers a menu of Jamaican cuisine.

Nearby restaurants are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Navy Island
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Brisc Sports Bar and Grill -- Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Chicken Place Restaurant & Catering Servs The (876) 993-4984 -- -- -- --
D-Tech Computers Internet Cafe (876) 715-4601 -- -- -- --
Green Palm Restaurant (876) 715-4482 -- -- -- --
Juici Patties Port Antonio -- Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Rusalka Restaurant (876) 715-5756 -- -- -- --
Marybelle's Pub on the Pier (876) 413-9731 Jamaican Very Casual 0.5 mi. S
Yosch Cafe -- International Very Casual 0.7 mi. S
Dekal Internet Cafe & Bistro (876) 297-7566 International Very Casual 0.7 mi. S
Shadows (876) 933-3823 Eclectic Very Casual -- --
San San Tropez (876) 993-7213 International, Italian Very Casual 1.0 mi. WSW
Survival Beach Restaurant (876) 384-4730 Jamaican, Vegetarian Very Casual 1.0 mi. SE

Other Beaches

There are other beaches in Jamaica you might like besides Navy Island.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Blue Lagoon, located only a short distance away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Folly Ruins Beach. You'll find it less than a mile to the east.

Another option worth considering is Errol Flynn Marina Beach, located within a short distance.

Jamaica has a lot to offer its visitors, but Navy Island is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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