Falmouth Attractions

Photo credit: © David Molina

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

There are a large number of beaches to choose from in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for visitors who enjoy the underwater scene. You can click on the name of each beach for a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

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

Another alternative worth considering is Half Moon Beach. You can access Half Moon Beach by taking A1 to Rodney St, then following a dirt road straight to the sand.

Silver Sands Beach: Smooth and long, this beach is peppered with villas and visitors. There is a cute little gazebo by the water.

Luckily, you will find many other beaches to choose from in and around the area. To read a more detailed discussion of this specific topic, go to this article.

Landmark Attractions

Old Baptist Manse

Many travelers choose to visit Outameni Theme Park. It is located 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.

These examples are merely a few of the options that are available. To visit our complete guide to other interesting landmarks in this area, go to this article.


Vacationers can spend some time in the local park in Falmouth.

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

Land Formations

Martha Brae River

Another idea is to visit some of the more interesting area land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Falmouth are summarized right below.

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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