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.

Positioned a half mile north-northwest of downtown Montego Bay, Cornwall Beach is on the North West edge of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. You may notice that beaches throughout Jamaica tend to be fairly quiet and secluded, but Cornwall Beach is the exception.

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.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. You might also have the option to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. 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 will be found inside a popular area that can get crowded, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's North West coast. It is close to Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of the attractions in the region.

If you want more information on the history of Jamaica, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort Montego, which is three quarters of a mile to the south.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cornwall Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge Slot Machine Arcade 0.3 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
Gallery of West Indian Art Art Gallery 2.2 mi. SSE Jamaica
Saba Art Gallery & Frames Art Gallery 2.4 mi. ESE Jamaica
Treasure Hunt Montego Bay Casino 2.5 mi. NE Jamaica
Bellefield Great House Historical Site 3.2 mi. SSE Jamaica
Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery Art Gallery 5.9 mi. SE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Cornwall Beach is very close to Montego Bay, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Guests visiting Cornwall Beach who are hoping to find other opportunities for exploration might think about checking out Montego Bay, which is nearby and is an area full of activity. From Cornwall Beach, Montego Bay is not far away, roughly less than a mile (a kilometer and a half).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Visitors looking to find a place to stay not far from Cornwall Beach won't have a tough time, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from nearby. Find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing those listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Cornwall Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach 0.0 mi. S Resort
Wexford Hotel 0.1 mi. SE Hotel
S Hotel Jamaica 0.1 mi. S Resort
Royal Decameron Montego Beach Hotel 0.1 mi. NNE Resort
Deja Resort 0.1 mi. S Resort
Tobys Resort 0.2 mi. NE Hotel
Caribic House 0.2 mi. S Guest house
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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to go far. One of the nearest places to eat is Rosella’s Restaurant. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Fusion dishes on the menu. Many guests rave about their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Cornwall Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Rosella’s Restaurant (876) 952-2854 Caribbean, Fusion Informal 0.1 mi. SE
Toby's Good Eats (876) 952-4370 International, Jamaican Very Casual 0.2 mi. NE
Sea View Restaurant (876) 965-2685 American, Jamaican Informal 0.2 mi. S
Sea View Restaurant and Bar (876) 940-6116 American, Jamaican Informal 0.2 mi. SSE
Grandiosa Hotel Restaurant (876) 979-3205 -- Informal 0.3 mi. E
Bubble & Spice (876) 615-3717 Jamaican Informal 0.3 mi. S
Marguerites Seafood By the Sea (876) 952-4777 Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. SSW
The Pelican (876) 952-3171 Jamaican Informal 0.4 mi. S
MoBay Proper (876) 940-1233 Jamaican Very Casual 0.8 mi. S
Margaritaville Montego Bay (876) 952-4777 American Very Casual 0.9 mi. S
Lee's Pizza (876) 952-5337 International Very Casual 0.9 mi. SSE
KFC Harbour Street -- American Very Casual 0.9 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Cornwall Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Jamaica.

You may also enjoy Belvedere Beach, located within a short distance.

Jamaica has so much to offer, and dropping by Cornwall Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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