Cornwall Beach

Visit Cornwall beach any day of the week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. This beach is located near all of Montego Bay's hotels, so you can book your vacation accommodations almost anywhere in the region and still be close to this gorgeous beach. The cost of admission at Cornwell Beach is $2.50 for adults, $1.50 for children.

Located a half mile north-northwest of downtown Montego Bay, Cornwall Beach is on the North West coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. While Cornwall Beach is not the most hidden spot in Jamaica, it has just the right mix of intimacy and atmosphere to attract beachgoers.

How to Access The Beach
Access this beach by taking Gloucester Ave north from Montego Bay. Parking can sometimes be difficult, and a decent walk from the car may be necessary.

Amenities and Ambiance

Cornwall Beach boasts gentle blue waters and has an easy sloping ocean floor creating mild swimming conditions, and making it a favorite spot to bring children. Its soft white sand also makes it a favorite for those wanting to take a pleasant stroll down the beach.

There is also a snack bar here. If available, you could also purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Cornwell Beach is more popular with tourists than it is with the local islanders, and in the high tourist season, during the wintertime, can be crowded in winter. This beach is a hit among beachgoers with children because of the mild swimming conditions.

Since Cornwall Beach happens to be located inside an active, busy area, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Cornwall Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on Jamaica's North West coast; it will be near other attractions like Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge, which is a quarter mile to the south.

If you want more information on the history of Jamaica, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort Montego, which is three quarters of a mile to the south.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Cornwall Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge Slot Machine Arcade 0.3 mi. S Jamaica
Caribbean Treasures Gaming Lounge Gambling Arcade 0.4 mi. S Jamaica
Fort Montego Historical Site 0.7 mi. S Jamaica
Montego Civic Center Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 1.1 mi. SSE Jamaica
Treasure Hunt Montego Bay Casino 1.5 mi. SSE Jamaica
Gallery of West Indian Art Art Gallery 2.7 mi. SSE Jamaica
Bellefield Great House Historical Site 3.2 mi. SSE Jamaica
Vegas Gaming Bogue Gambling Arcade 3.3 mi. S Jamaica
RIU Montego Bay Game Room Slot Machine Arcade 3.8 mi. NE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Cornwall Beach is in the Montego Bay area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Tourists at Cornwall Beach who are looking for a little additional excitement might want to think about heading over to Montego Bay, since it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Jamaica. From the shore, Montego Bay is a quick trip away, about less than a mile (a kilometer and a half).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full nearby hotel rooms are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Visitors looking to find a place to stay close to Cornwall Beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from close-by. You'll find the closest, most convenient booking options by perusing what's listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Cornwall Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Wexford Hotel 0.1 mi. SE Hotel
Royal Decameron Montego Beach Hotel 0.1 mi. NNE Resort
Casablanca Beach Hotel 0.2 mi. S Hotel
Tobys Resort 0.2 mi. NE Hotel
Hotel Gloriana 0.2 mi. NE Hotel
El Greco Resort 0.2 mi. SSE Hotel
Doctor's Cave Beach Hotel 0.2 mi. S Resort
Sandals Carlyle 0.2 mi. NNE Resort
Grandiosa Hotel 0.3 mi. E Hotel
Coral Cliff Hotel 0.3 mi. S Hotel


When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Rosella’s Restaurant. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Fusion cuisines. Many guests rave about their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Cornwall Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Rosella’s Restaurant (876) 952-2854 Caribbean, Fusion Informal 0.1 mi. SE
Groovy Grouper Beach Bar & Grill (876) 952-8287 Jamaican Very Casual 0.1 mi. S
Sea View Restaurant and Bar (876) 940-6116 American, Jamaican Informal 0.2 mi. SSE
Chilitos Mexican Restaurant (876) 952-4615 -- -- 0.2 mi. S
The Brewery (876) 940-2433 English, Jamaican Very Casual -- --
The Carlyle (876) 952-4140 Eclectic Informal 0.2 mi. NNE
Grandiosa Hotel Restaurant (876) 979-3205 -- Informal 0.3 mi. E
Biggs's BBQ (876) 952-9488 American, Jamaican Very Casual 0.4 mi. SSW
Burger King - Gloucester Ave. -- American Very Casual 0.4 mi. S
The Pelican (876) 952-3171 Jamaican Informal 0.4 mi. S
The Waterfall Restaurant (876) 952-4420 International, Jamaican Informal 0.4 mi. S
Landings Cafe (876) 971-3753 -- -- 0.5 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many nice beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Vacationers may also want to visit Belvedere Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

While Jamaica has many alluring attractions, Cornwall Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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