Born as a weekend playground in 1956, Jamaica Beach prospered during the booming economy of its early years, only to falter in the early 70’s when the founding corporation suffered bankruptcy. But many of the early homeowners loved living by the sea, and with grit and determination they fought their tribulations, pooled their varied resources, and by working together, formed the foundation of the community we enjoy today. Their efforts culminated in 1975 with the incorporation of Jamaica Beach as a General Law City in the State of Texas. The city has its own police force and volunteer fire department.
Jamaica Beach is a beach-to-bay neighborhood with beachfront, bayfront, canal and dry lot homesites. Amenities include a boat ramp, community pavilion, playground, and a swimming pool under contruction.