East of Kingston

Sports & Recreation

The areas along the coast east of Kingston include the communities of Harbour View, Seven Mile, Palm Beach, and Bull Bay. The Palisadoes, a 16-kilometer-long stretch that runs from the roundabout at Harbour View to the tip of Port Royal, is home to Kingston's Royal Jamaica Yacht Club and Marina, the Marine Research Institute, Norman Manley International Airport, Plumb Point Lighthouse, Port Royal, and just offshore, the area’s most popular beaches on the small island of Lime Cay and nearby Maiden Cay.

The community of Harbour View surrounding the roundabout at the base of the Palisadoes was built on the site of Fort Nugent, originally constructed by a Spanish slave, James Castillo, and later fortified by Governor Nugent in 1806 to protect the eastern approach to Kingston Harbour. Today all that remains of the fort is the Martello tower, which takes its name from the first such tower, built in Corsica and popularized throughout England.

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Sun Coast Adventure Park

Sun Coast Adventure Park (9 a.m.5:30 p.m Sat. and Sun., admission US$11 adults, US$9 children 12 and under) is located about 15 minutes east of the Harbour View Roundabout in 12 Mile, offering paintball (US$20 per person - 100 balls, US$6 for an additional 100 paintballs, US$40 with upgrade to 500 balls), nature trails, a ropes course, pebbly beach access, mini golf and the Anansi Maze. Bookings can be made during the week for groups of 10 or more with a deposit.

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Jamnesia Surf Club

Jamnesia Surf Club, located in the community of Eight Mile, just before reaching Bull Bay (look for the surfboard sign right after the driveway beside AB&C Groceries, next to Cave Hut Beach) is Jamaica’s number-one surfing destination. It’s run by Billy "Mystic" Wilmot, of Mystic Revealers fame, his wife Maggie, sons Icah, Inilek, Ivah, and Ishack, and daughter Imani. They are great hosts for a surf vacation and offer the widest variety of boards for rental, as well as complete surf vacation packages.

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