Sprawled along the northwestern coast of Saint Helena Island, Jamestown is the largest urban settlement which serves as the administrative capital of this island country. Featuring the main port facilitating loading and unloading of cargo as well, Jamestown was originally established when the British colonists settled here in 1659. Displaying an arid climate which is moderated by the adjacent ocean, Jamestown temperatures are essentially consistent throughout the year. Since the sea waters can be dangerously rough at times, there is a sea-wall effectively protecting the settlement of Jamestown.
A small enclave sandwiched between two steep cliffs, Jamestown is the only gateway for tourists wanting to visit Saint Helena Island. Featuring some exquisite examples of the English-Georgian era colonial architecture, Jamestown has many buildings constructed out of volcanic rock, proposed to be recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.