Golf Beach

Not far from the Montego Bay Convention Centre is Golf Beach. Not one of the most popular beaches amongst tourists, Golf Beach is a great locale for vacationers who want to escape the crowds.

Located in the vicinity of Montego Bay, 2.8 miles northwest of Spot Valley, Golf Beach is on the North West coast of Jamaica. You might want even if you are not staying nearby. Golf Beach is a hidden gem to some travelers: it offers an upbeat, social atmosphere, but is not constantly overrun with crowds. If you'd rather socialize than take a nap on a completely empty beach, but also want a little space to spread out, this beach might be the perfect spot to spend a few hours.

How to Access The Beach
You can access Golf Beach by taking a number of dirt side roads off Norman Manely Boulevard.

Amenities and Ambiance

Backed by trees and a grassy area, Golf Beach is a small stretch of blindingly white sand with azure waters.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Golf Beach is on Jamaica's North West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Cinnamon Hill Course, which is found a quarter mile to the east-southeast, and it is one of the favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Jamaica, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the nearest historical attractions is Rose Hall Plantation, which is not a great distance from the shore, and is accessible in a taxi or on foot.

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

Activities and Attractions Near Golf Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cinnamon Hill Course Golf Course 0.4 mi. ESE Jamaica
Montego Bay Convention Centre Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 0.4 mi. SW Jamaica
Rose Hall Plantation Historical Site 0.5 mi. SSW Jamaica
White Witch Course Golf Course 1.2 mi. SSW Jamaica
Half Moon Golf Club Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 1.2 mi. W Jamaica
Half Moon Golf Course Golf Course 1.4 mi. W Jamaica
Holiday Inn Sunspree Casino Slot Machine Arcade 2.7 mi. W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Golf Beach is very close to Montego Bay, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Golf Beach visitors hoping to find other interesting places to see will want to consider making the trip to Montego Bay, which is in the vicinity and is an area full of activity. From the beach, Montego Bay is a car ride off, about seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Golf Beach 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 see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Vacationers will find a good assortment of booking options to pick from in the area around the beach. The closest of which are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Golf Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sea Castles Beach Condos 0.4 mi. ESE Resort
Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa 0.4 mi. ESE Resort
The Palmyra Resort and Spa 0.8 mi. W Resort
Hyatt Zilara 1.1 mi. W Resort
Half Moon Royal Villas 1.5 mi. W Resort
Half Moon Club 2.0 mi. W Resort
Royal Reef Hotel -- -- Hotel
Holiday Inn Resort in Rose Hall 2.7 mi. W Resort


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest places to eat is Fresh. The restaurant offers a menu of International cuisine. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Golf Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Fresh (876) 953-2650 International Informal 0.4 mi. ESE
Luna Di Mare (876) 953-2650 Italian Fine Dining 0.4 mi. ESE
Mangoes (876) 917-9817 International Very Casual 0.4 mi. ESE
Seaside Bar & Grille (876) 953-2650 Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. ESE
Three Palms Restaurant (876) 953-2650 International, Mediterranean Fine Dining 0.4 mi. ESE
Chill Out Hut (876) 953-1666 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Cafe Palmyra (876) 632-8000 International Informal 0.8 mi. W
Coco Grove Bar & Grill (876) 632-8000 Eclectic Very Casual 0.8 mi. W
Eve's Table (876) 632-800 International Informal 0.8 mi. W
Petit Pariz (876) 953-2800 French Fine Dining 1.1 mi. W
Silhouettez (876) 953-2800 International Informal 1.1 mi. W
Barefoot Jerkz (876) 953-2800 Jamaican Very Casual 1.2 mi. W

Other Beaches

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

You might also want to visit St Bran's Burg Beach, located a mile and a half away.

Jamaica has a lot to offer its visitors, but Golf Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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