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 coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying very close. Active travelers who can't get enough outdoor activities, people-watching, and waterside vendors might just fall in love with Cornwall Beach.

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.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. On some days, it may be possible to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Please note that public restrooms are not 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.

You should remember that the area right around Cornwall Beach is rather congested, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North West coast of Jamaica; the area is home to other attractions such as Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge, which is a quarter mile away.

Historical attractions like Fort Montego offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Cornwall Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Jamaica, without having to leave the coast. In fact, this shore is three quarters of a mile from this historical destination.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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

Cities and Towns

Cornwall Beach is close to Montego Bay, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Cornwall Beach visitors seeking a little additional excitement should consider heading over to Montego Bay, since it's close-by and is a particularly busy area of Jamaica. From the beach, Montego Bay isn't far off, roughly 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 of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Visitors looking to find a room not far from the beach won't have a tough time, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from in the area. You will find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing those shown 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
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
Verney's Tropical Resort 0.4 mi. E Hotel


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Rosella’s Restaurant. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and Fusion dishes on the menu. They are also known for their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant 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

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Cornwall Beach.

You might also want to visit Belvedere Beach, which is located a half mile away.

Jamaica has plenty to offer its visitors, and Cornwall Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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