Jamaica Beach is surrounded by the city of Galveston, TX. It 13.6 miles SW of Galveston island's northeastern tip. Galveston and Jamaica Beach can be accessed from I-45 or from the Bolivar Ferry from State Highway 87 on the Bolivar Peninsula. Jamaica Beach can also be accessed from the San Luis Pass-Vacek Toll Bridge from the southwestern tip of Galveston Island. This allows access from the Greater Houston area near State Highway 288, and from southern Texas.
Jamaica Beach has a public access beach, with free parking. It offers backdoor access to Galveston Island State Park, since it borders it. The vicinity is less than 1 square mile in area, so amenities are within walking distance. There are no lifeguards.
There are convenient stores on the main road, San Luis Pass Road.
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There are hotels and resorts available on Galveston. There is a Silver Leaf resort about two miles southwest of Jamaica Beach in Galveston.
No camping is allowed in Jamaica Beach. A fee must be paid to camp in Galveston Island State Park.