Back in the 1970s, the part of Montego Bay in which this beach is located was not very well taken care of, and locals called it "dumped upon." Then, the Jamaican government stepped in, hoping to revitalize the area. So was born Dump-Up Beach. Thanks to the fact that it is government owned, and thus free, Dump-Up Beach is popular amongst locals and tourists alike.
Located in downtown Montego Bay, Dump-Up Beach and Events Park is on the North West edge of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Though you'll make many choices while on vacation, choosing a beach that suits your family could be one of the most important. You will find that beaches like Dump-Up Beach and Events Park are some of the best options in Jamaica.
Dump-Up Beach is located just off Gloucester Avenue, right before Aqua Sol Theme Park.
Dump-Up Beach exists as he third of three Crescent Shaped bays in a row in Montego Bay. The waters of this beach are a stunning topaz, the sands are powder white, and the whole thing is backed by a football sized field where local events are held.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.
Don't forget that Dump-Up Beach and Events Park's location is an urban area, so show up early.
This beach is positioned on Jamaica's North West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Fort Montego, which is only a short distance away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.
Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.
|Fort Montego||Historical Site||0.1 mi.||N||Jamaica|
|Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center||0.3 mi.||SE||Jamaica|
|Caribbean Treasures Gaming Lounge||Gambling Arcade||0.4 mi.||NNW||Jamaica|
|Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge||Slot Machine Arcade||0.5 mi.||NNW||Jamaica|
|Treasure Hunt Montego Bay||Casino||0.8 mi.||SE||Jamaica|
|Gallery of West Indian Art||Art Gallery||2.0 mi.||SE||Jamaica|
|Bellefield Great House||Historical Site||2.4 mi.||SE||Jamaica|
|Gambling Arcade||2.5 mi.||S||Jamaica|
|Slot Machine Arcade||4.2 mi.||NE||Jamaica|
|SuperClubs Ironshore Golf & Country Club||Golf Course||4.5 mi.||NE||Jamaica|
Dump-Up Beach and Events Park is very close to Montego Bay, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Tourists at Dump-Up Beach and Events Park who are hoping to find a little additional excitement will want to think about making the trip to Montego Bay, which is not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Jamaica. From the beach, Montego Bay is just up the road, maybe a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).
The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.
Because the beach is in a pretty touristed area, it is not usually very tough to find a hotel close-by that suits your needs. If you're hoping to get a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows shows the closest accommodations to Dump-Up Beach and Events Park.
|Blue Harbour Hotel||0.2 mi.||NNE||Hotel|
|Altamont West Hotel||0.3 mi.||NW||Hotel|
|Gloustershire Hotel||0.4 mi.||NNW||Hotel|
|Coral Cliff Hotel||0.5 mi.||NNW||Hotel|
|Richmond Hill||0.6 mi.||E||B & B|
|El Greco Resort||0.6 mi.||N||Hotel|
|Doctor's Cave Beach Hotel||0.6 mi.||NNW||Resort|
|Casablanca Beach Hotel||0.7 mi.||N||Hotel|
If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Marguerites Seafood By the Sea. The restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their desserts and seafood.
Nearby dining options are listed below.
|Marguerites Seafood By the Sea||(876) 952-4777||Caribbean||Informal||--||--|
|MoBay Proper||(876) 940-1233||Jamaican||Very Casual||0.1 mi.||NE|
|Margaritaville Montego Bay||(876) 952-4777||American||Very Casual||0.1 mi.||SE|
|KFC Harbour Street||--||American||Very Casual||0.1 mi.||ESE|
|Pizza Hut - Harbour St||971-5380||American, Italian||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||SE|
|Adwa||(876) 952-6554||Vegetarian||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||E|
|(876) 952-5337||International||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||E|
|Juici Patties - Union Street||--||Jamaican||Very Casual||0.3 mi.||SE|
Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Dump-Up Beach and Events Park.
Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Walter Fletcher Beach, which is located a few hundred yards to the northwest. Beachgoers will have no problem getting to these gorgeous shores. Walter Fletcher Beach is easy to reach, and has great tropical scenery for your Montego Bay beach outing.
While Jamaica has many alluring attractions, Dump-Up Beach and Events Park is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.
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