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.
Set in downtown Montego Bay, Dump-Up Beach and Events Park is on the North West coast of Jamaica. You might want even if you aren't staying very close. The beaches found throughout Jamaica tend to be somewhat quiet, but Dump-Up Beach and Events Park is a little different.
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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.
Since Dump-Up Beach and Events Park happens to be located inside an area commonly frequented by travelers, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.
This pleasant stretch of sand known as Dump-Up Beach and Events Park is on Jamaica's North West coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Fort Montego, which is a couple hundred yards away.
Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.
|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|
Those visiting Dump-Up Beach and Events Park who are seeking other interesting places to see will want to think about heading over to Montego Bay, since it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Jamaica. From Dump-Up Beach and Events Park, Montego Bay is a fairly short distance away, about a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).
The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.
Because this beach is situated in a fairly popular tourist destination, it is not typically very tough to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For visitors wanting to book a place that's near the water, the following table shows the options closest 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 shore. Marguerites Seafood By the Sea is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has Caribbean food. They also specialize in desserts and seafood.
The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.
|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|
Needless to say, there are other beaches in Jamaica besides Dump-Up Beach and Events Park worth visiting.
Travelers may also want to consider Walter Fletcher Beach, located within a couple of miles. 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 refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.
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