Holiday in Jamaica

Personalized Vacation in Villas in Port Antonio, Jamaica W.I.

Winnifred Beach

This is not the name of your spinster aunt, but the best public beach east of Port Antonio. It lies just to the east of Dragon Bay Beach, en route to Boston Bay Beach. The half-moon-shaped strip of sand attracts more islanders than visitors.  Offshore is a dramatic reef of living coral teeming with marine life, attracting snorkelers to this beach, which has public restrooms and and changing rooms.

Locals sometimes stage reggae parties here on a Saturday night. During the day a boatman or two will take you out on a bamboo raft or one of their small craft to a secluded little beach just around the headland; escape with a loved one if you find Winnifred too crowded. For lunch a number of jerk huts line the shore. Many of the Rasta men here will also serve you i-Tal food.