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A perfect place for a picnic on the beach, Boston Bay is home to a number of vendors, who line the shores offering the finest in jerk meals. The beach is gorgeous and the waves are just right for windsurfing the rocky waters. Occasionally, music shows are held on the weekends.
Located in Boston Bay, 2.9 miles South East of Fairy Hill, this beach is on the East edge of Jamaica, and invites tourists rooming in this neighborhood and nearby. But even if you aren't staying in this location, you are free to drop by to experience some of their offerings. Port Antonio is eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) to the West North West. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, may want to give Boston Bay a try. It's a little bit removed from Jamaica's urban areas, but it's not dead and empty either.
On the A4 between Manchioneal (to the south) and Port Antonio (to the northwest) is where you'll find a short dirt road making a circle which extends right up to the beach.
The sands shine with golden tones and the waves are rocky and rough along Boston Bay.
There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Boston Bay visitors find convenient and satisfying. There are various types of dining experiences in Jamaica that visitors can partake in, but dining at 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. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.
The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy food from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.
Consider using this beach's picnic tables, which make beach dining less messy, and are good spots for lounging.
Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration. Apart from the tourists and guests to the island, locals come out to sell their jerk meals to the public and hang out on the beach. A good mix of people keep this beach somewhat crowded.
The crowd at this shore will vary according to the time of day, season, and other factors. While some coastlines along Jamaica are unusually calm, others will be bustling with visitors every day, particularly during seasons of high tourism. This means that the availability of these amenities could be affected by how many people show up that day. Since Boston Bay is in an area which is not near many tourist spots; the availability of certain amenities likely won't be decreased.
Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Jamaica; the area hosts attractions such as San San Golf Course, which is five miles to the north west of this spot.
Historical attractions such as Portland Parish Library offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Boston Bay, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Jamaica, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, this site can be found eight and a half miles to the west north west of this place of historical significance.
With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.
|San San Golf Course||Golf Course||4.9||NW|
|Neville Antonio Park||Park||8.3||WNW|
|Old Pera Windmill||Historical Site||18.2||S|
|The Blue Mountains National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||22.5||W|
Nearby, you'll find the town of Port Antonio, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Port Antonio is located roughly eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) away.
Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.
Though most hotels are a bit of a drive, the table below lists hotels by their proximity to Boston Bay.
|Jamaica Palace Hotel||6.0||WNW||Hotel|
Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are willing to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is Mille Fleurs, which is four and a half miles to the north west of it.
Nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.
|Mille Fleurs||(876) 993-7267||Caribbean||Fine Dining||4.5 mi.||NW|
Jamaica has several beautiful beaches, so Boston Bay is just one of your options.
Another option worth considering is Zion Hill Beach, which is located two miles to the north west.
Boston Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.
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