Jamaica Beach Guide

Winnifred Beach

Beach Location

18 10’11.37”N 76 22’31.10”W

Winnifred Beach, with its scenic landscape is located on the north coast of Jamaica between Blue Lagoon and Boston beach. It is nestled in a small sheltered bay between San San Bay and Dragon Bay in the parish or Portland. The surrounding mangroves and forest makes this beach a fairly secluded spot.

Environmental Features

The beach substrate varies, with the western side comprised largely of white soft sandy beach while the eastern side of the beach consist mainly of rocks. There is a pond located on the southern eastern end which enters the sea through a small channel. Vegetation south of the beach provide some shade and includes Seaside Mahoe, Sea Grape, West Indian Almond and grasses.

Accessibility and Parking

The beach is accessed via parochial road that leads from the main road. Parking is available


Food services are available such as snack shop and a small restaurants, picnic tables provide the convenience of eating at this location. Craft shops that sell clothing and jewellery are present which adds to the cultural experience. Bathroom and changing room facilities are available which ideal if you intend on spending all day at the beach.

Things to do

The beach is pleasant for swimming, wading, beach football and beach volley ball. If you are looking for more than just a day at the beach, various attractions are nearby, including Folly Ruins and Folly Lighthouse, both are historical sites located approximately 7.4 km from the shore of Winnifred beach. The Portland Art Gallery is roughly 9.3 km from this beach which is great to visit if you have an appreciation for art.

Accommodations close by includes Tropical Lagoon, Geejam, Mockingbird Hill or Jamaica Palace Hotel.

Beach Licences


Location Map

   Fees & Hours
Entrance Fee None
Opening Hours Non–restrictive

Beach conditions The beach is generally calm.
Lifeguard Service No Lifeguard on duty
Amenities & Access

The beach is accessed via parochial road that leads from the main road.

Parking available
Restroom available
Food services
Owned by Urban Development Corporation
Telephone (876) 656-8031
Email info@udcja.com