The bays of Treasure Beach- Calabash Bay

 

Photo from the St. Elizabeth Parish Development Committee website

Calabash Bay is one of the five bays that comprise the community known as Treasure Beach, the home of community based tourism in St. Elizabeth, on Jamaica’s breathtaking south coast. The others are  Fort Charles (the name locals have given to the formally named Starve Gut Bay) located furthest west, Billy’s Bay, Frenchman’s Bay, and the most easterly, Great Pedro Bay, more commonly referred to as Great Bay.

Calabash Bay is west of Great Bay, and is the home of the Hook ‘n’ Line Fishing Tournament which takes place each year on the weekend closest to National Heroes Day, October 19.  The competition, which started in 1996, is now a fundraiser for the Treasure Beach non-profit foundation, Breds. Teams compete over three days to catch the largest fish using only the traditional fishing method of a hook and line. Other events such as a boat race, local talent show, fish fry and community beach party are also staged during the weekend.

Join in the fun at the next Hook ‘n’ Line Fishing Tournament. Stay at Two Seasons Guest House, which is about 2 km west of Calabash Bay, near enough for easy participation, but far enough if you want to get away from it all.

Communication with Two Seasons Guest House is largely by email: info@2seasonsguesthouse.com or by telephone: 876-5710818, or 876-9653170. But if you choose to send us a letter by snail mail, the address is Calabash Bay, P.A., Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth.

 

Here’s a picture of the postal agency building, just big enough to do the job of collecting mail for the residents of the Treasure Beach community.

 

 

 

 

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