Beaches in Falmouth

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Most of the beaches in Falmouth are free public beaches with white sands, calm waters, and vendors backing the shores hopping to sell off their handmade crafts, fresh cooked jerk meats, and cold beverages.  Some spots, on the other hand, are public in name, but charge for the use of facilities like changing rooms, restrooms, and showers.

Pick Your Ideal Beach

There are several beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for vacationers who enjoy the underwater scene. Click on the name of each beach to read a detailed article concerning that particular location.

Rio Bueno Beach

One beach that offers snorkeling is 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.

Another location for beach-goers to consider is St Bran's Burg Beach. Just outside of the popular resort town of Montego Bay is St. Bran's Burg. This town catches an overspill of tourists looking for a quieter place to spend their vacation, and many turn to St. Bran's Burg Beach for a less crowded beach.

Rio Bueno Beach: Just beyond the white sands of Rio Bueno Beach is a line of verdant trees that set the tone of privacy and seclusion. The waters, meanwhile, are a deep, dark blue.

The beaches in and around Falmouth are summarized in the chart below.

Beaches In and Around Falmouth
Name Location Coast
Bengal Beach 13.7 mi. East of Central Falmouth North West
Burwood Beach 3.4 mi. East of Central Falmouth North West
Golf Beach 10.5 mi. West of Central Falmouth North West
Half Moon Beach 0.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Falmouth North West
Rio Bueno Beach Rio Bueno, 12.2 mi. East of Central Falmouth North West
Rose Hall Beach Club 11.8 mi. West of Central Falmouth North West
Silver Sands Beach 8.7 mi. East of Central Falmouth North West
St Bran's Burg Beach 9.1 mi. West of Central Falmouth North West

Bear in mind that Falmouth has other attraction types. Read this extended discussion about even more attractions if you want to learn some more details.


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