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

You'll find a large selection of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at several locations, for people who are so inclined. Just click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that particular location.

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 location 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 public access point exists on the West side of this beach and you will never be made to feel unwelcome here, even if you're not renting one of the adjacent villas.

Of course, the area has some other choices for beaches in and around the area. To reach our detailed guide to beaches, visit this page.

Landmark Attractions

Old Baptist Manse

One popular destination is Outameni Theme Park. It is found within Falmouth. Outameni is a history theme park that seeks to present the story of Jamaica from its first settlers, the Taino, up to the modern day. While the park may be geared more towards children than adults anyone with interest in Jamaican history as Jamaicans tell it should find Outameni to be an interesting experience.

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.

The region has quite a few other interesting landmarks. To read our detailed guide to other interesting places to visit in this area, read this page.


Visitors 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 idea is to go see some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other options like these in Falmouth are summarized down 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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