Attractions in Falmouth

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A new cruise destination, Falmouth has recently seen a huge boom in their tourism industry thanks to the recommendation that cruisers forget exploring other regions and stay in town to see what the “Real Jamaica” is like.  Once you make your way past the construction areas, you'll be greeted with numerous historic buildings, the world-famous Martha Brae river, and some of the most beautiful beaches you'll ever encounter. 


Rio Bueno Beach

You will discover several beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for visitors who enjoy this relaxing pastime. You can click on each beach name to get additional information concerning that specific beach.

Burwood Beach: There's a bar on this beach, part of the resort that covers half the land near the beach. The sand is blindingly white and unbelievably soft.

Attractions Map

A second option for beach-goers to consider is Half Moon Beach. Not quite a crescent-shape, Half Moon Beach exists as an indent in the coast. Verdant trees line some parts of the beach, which enjoys white sand and deep blue waters.

Silver Sands Beach: A lovely beach on Jamaica's North shore with dazzling white sands and clear waters.

Falmouth and the surrounding areas offer plenty of other beaches to choose from. Click this link to check out our discussion of beaches for Falmouth.

Landmark Attractions

Old Baptist Manse

One popular destination is Outameni Theme Park. It is found in Falmouth. Outameni offers visitors a tour through their exhibits where actors will present different eras of Jamaican history. The live actors bring a different experience to Jamaica's timeline that will entertain most children more than a traditional museum can.

An alternative landmark could be Good Hope Great House. It's a historical site The Good Hope Great House is the main historic building of John Tharp, owner of the most land and slaves of Jamaica's sugar industry. The Great House is fully restored and includes around 2000 acres of land.

Albert George Market: Once the center of Falmouth, the Albert George Market was the hub of economic and social life for the region. Residents traded goods and gossip here for nearly a century until a new market was built on the other side of down in the 1980's.

But that's not all -- there are additional choices. You can go to this page which is all about other interesting landmarks in Falmouth if you want to get additional information.


Vacationers can experience the local park in Falmouth.

Parks In Falmouth
Name Type Location Island
Water Square Park Central Falmouth Jamaica

Land Formations

Martha Brae River

Another fun idea is to go see some of the more interesting area land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Falmouth are provided in the following chart.

Land Formations In Falmouth
Name Type Location
Martha Brae River River Central Falmouth
Trelawney Luminous Lagoon Lagoon Central Falmouth
White Bay Bay 3.5 mi. East of Central Falmouth

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