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 think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Cornwall Beach is the type of destination where tourists head for a lively outing, and there's more than enough to keep them occupied - it's certainly one of the most popular beaches, but this could be right up your alley.

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. On some days, it may be possible to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. 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.

Remember to take into account that Cornwall Beach's location is an urban area, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Cornwall Beach on Jamaica's North West coast. Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a few attractions in the region.

Historic attractions, including Fort Montego, offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Cornwall Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Jamaica, without having to go too far from the beach. In fact, this coastline is located three quarters of a mile from this site of historical significance.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions 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
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
SuperClubs Ironshore Golf & Country Club Golf Course 4.2 mi. ENE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Cornwall Beach tourists hoping to find a little additional excitement might think about going to Montego Bay, because it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of Jamaica. From Cornwall Beach, Montego Bay isn't far off, roughly less than a mile (a kilometer and a half).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Vacationers trying to find a place to stay close to the beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. You can find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing those shown below.

Accommodations near Cornwall Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Wexford Hotel 0.1 mi. SE Hotel
Breezes Montego Bay 0.1 mi. S Resort
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


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Rosella’s Restaurant. The restaurant has both Caribbean and Fusion menu items. They are also known for their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below 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
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

Cornwall Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out in Jamaica.

You may also want to consider Belvedere Beach, located a half mile away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Jamaica, but Cornwall Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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