Surfing in Lighthouse, Kingston, Jamaica

Best Wind Direction:
Best Swell Direction:
Best Tide Position:
Mid-High Tide
Skill Level:
All Levels
Jamaica lies in the northern Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba. This country island is also located west of Hispaniola Island and south-east of the Cayman Islands. The capital city of Jamaica is Kingston, which is the largest city of the country and is standing on the south-eastern side of the island.

Lighthouse spot is one of the most popular places among surfers in Jamaica. This great spot is located south of Kingston, the capital city of Jamaica and is very easy to find. It is actually 19.8 km/12.3 mi away from Kingston by car and just 6 km/3.7 mi away from Norman Manley International Airport.

Lighthouse is an interesting spot, feasible to welcome all levels of surfers. In case you are beginners and wanna try your abilities at surfing, there is no reason to worry. There is a surf club at a short distance from the spot, where you may rent the appropriate equipment or arrange your package of lessons.

In this spot surfers really enjoy the waves coming from both left and right directions. Swell starts working at less than 1 m/3.3 ft and holds up to 2 m+/6.6 ft+. The best swell direction is South and South-East. In normal days the length of the waves is short, but in good days their length fluctuates between 50 m/164 ft and 150 m/492 ft. More specifically, the waves from the right are short and hollow, while the waves from the left are pretty longer. Additionally, the preferable wind direction is when coming from the North-West and West. There is also tide dependency, as the best tide position is mid and high. The temperature of the water averages 28°C/82.4°F.

Surfers should be very careful during weekends, as the beach gets full of people who wanna enjoy the beach and the sea. There are two main periods, when surfing at Lighthouse is really cool. The first one lasts from December to March and the second lasts between July and September. Lighthouse is a very good spot and absolutely worth visiting!!!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Sangster International Airport
196km/121.8miles, 3 hours 30 mins
Sangster International Airport Montego Bay Jamaica 1. Head northwest 2. Turn left - the route A1 3. Take the first left turn to A1. Go through the University of the West Indies (Western Jamaica Campus) (On your right) 4. Turn right to stay on A1 Go through the Palmyra (On your left at 8.0 miles) 5. Turn left to stay on A1 6. Turn right to stay on A1 Go through the Lilliput Jerk Centre (On your right at 3.7 miles) 7. Turn right to stay on A1 Go through Columbus Park (On your left at 8.3 miles) 8. Continue to A3 Go through 1 roundabout 9. Turn left - the route A1 10. Turn right at the A1 11. Turn left to stay on A1 Go through Roadside Church of God (On your left at 18.5 miles) 12. Turn right at the A3 13. Continue to A1 Go through the Grants Jerk (On your right at 21.0 miles) 14. Continue to Linstead Bypass Go through the Commodore Cemetery (On the right in 500 m) 15. Continue to A1 Go through the Flat Bridge (On your left at 6.4 miles) 16. Turn left - the route A1 17. Take the 2nd turning left to A1 Pass by Church Of God (Seventh Day) Spanish Town (On your right at 4.9 miles) 18. Turn left to stay on A1 19. Take the 2nd turning left to Spanish Town Bypass 20. Turn left into the A1 21. Proceed to Mandela Hwy 22. Slight right the route of Spanish Town Rd 23. Continue straight to Spanish Town Rd Go through the Industrial Gas Limited (On the left in 700 m) 24. Turn right at the Marcus Garvey Dr Pass by Quality Chemicals Limited (On your right) 25. Continue along Harbour St 26. Sharp right to stay on Harbour St Pass by Studio 174 (On your right) 27. Turn right at the S Camp Rd 28. Slight left at A4 Go through the Rockfort Mineral Spa (Bath) (On your left at 5.1 miles) 29. Turn left to stay on A4 30. Take the 3rd left turn to Norman Manley Hwy 31. Turn left the route of Norman Manley Hwy 32. Take the first left turn to Norman Manley Hwy Your destination will be on your left Norman Manley Hwy
BY CAR FROM Norman Manley International Airport
6km/3.7miles, 6 mins
Norman Manley International Airport Norman Manley Highway Kingston, Jamaica 1. Head west 2. Take the 2nd turning left the route of Norman Manley Hwy 3. Turn left the route of Norman Manley Hwy 4. Take the 2nd turning left to Norman Manley Hwy Norman Manley Hwy
Sangster International Airport,
Norman Manley International Airport,

No train services available on the spot.


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