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.

Located just outside the heart of Port Antonio, Navy Island is on the East edge of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Even though you won't find a bustling urban center here, many folks still find this a great destination as it attracts those looking for easygoing atmosphere.

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.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There are many types of dining experiences to be enjoyed in Jamaica, but eating a delicious meal on the beach can be a particularly memorable one. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

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

Vacationers can take advantages of picnic tables at this beach, which make beach dining less messy, and are good spots for lounging.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Navy Island. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration. 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


Navy Island is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the East coast of Jamaica; it will be near other attractions like Folly Lighthouse, which is not very far away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you're intrigued by Jamaica's history, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the nearest historical attractions is Christ Church, which is three quarters of a mile to the south.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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

The closest town is Kingston, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Navy Island, Port Antonio is not far away, about a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels within driving distance, the nearest ones are shown in the table below.

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


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest restaurants is Brisc Sports Bar and Grill. The restaurant serves delicious Jamaican food.

A few nearby dining options are listed 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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Jamaica, so Navy Island is just one of your options.

Another location you might enjoy is Blue Lagoon, located just a short distance away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Folly Ruins Beach. It's found less than a mile to the east.

You might also want to visit Errol Flynn Marina Beach, located a half mile away.

Jamaica has plenty to offer its visitors, and Navy Island is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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