Dump-Up Beach and Events Park

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 consider stopping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Vacationers who prefer to walk rather than drive around Jamaica will find that Dump-Up Beach and Events Park is a good choice for them. There are so many things to do in the area, as this beach is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

How to Access The Beach
Dump-Up Beach is located just off Gloucester Avenue, right before Aqua Sol Theme Park.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Be mindful that Dump-Up Beach and Events Park's location is rather congested, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Dump-Up Beach and Events Park is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Jamaica's North West coast. It is near Fort Montego, which 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.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Dump-Up Beach and Events Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Montego Historical Site 0.1 mi. N Jamaica
Montego Civic Center Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 0.3 mi. SE Jamaica
Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge Slot Machine Arcade 0.5 mi. NNW Jamaica
Gallery of West Indian Art Art Gallery 1.3 mi. SSE Jamaica
Saba Art Gallery & Frames Art Gallery 2.1 mi. E Jamaica
Bellefield Great House Historical Site 2.4 mi. SE Jamaica
Treasure Hunt Montego Bay Casino 2.9 mi. NE Jamaica
Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery Art Gallery 5.1 mi. SE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Dump-Up Beach and Events Park who are looking for some additional excitement might consider heading to Montego Bay, since it's in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of Jamaica. From Dump-Up Beach and Events Park, Montego Bay is not far away, maybe a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since the beach is situated in a fairly popular vacation spot, it is not usually that tough to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For visitors looking to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows shows the closest accommodations to Dump-Up Beach and Events Park.

Accommodations near Dump-Up Beach and Events Park
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Altamont West Hotel 0.3 mi. NW 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
Caribic House 0.6 mi. N Guest house
Deja Resort 0.7 mi. N Resort
S Hotel Jamaica 0.8 mi. N Resort
Grandiosa Hotel 0.8 mi. N Hotel
Wexford Hotel 0.8 mi. N Hotel
Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach 0.8 mi. N Resort


If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is MoBay Proper. This restaurant serves Jamaican food. They are also famous for their seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near Dump-Up Beach and Events Park
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
Lee's Pizza (876) 952-5337 International Very Casual 0.2 mi. E
Juici Patties - Union Street (876) 904-2618 Jamaican Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
Pier One (876) 952-2452 International Very Casual 0.4 mi. S
The Pelican (876) 952-3171 Jamaican Informal 0.5 mi. NNW
Bubble & Spice (876) 615-3717 Jamaican Informal 0.6 mi. NNW
Marguerites Seafood By the Sea (876) 952-4777 Caribbean Informal 0.6 mi. NNW
Sea View Restaurant and Bar (876) 940-6116 American, Jamaican Informal 0.6 mi. N
Sea View Restaurant (876) 965-2685 American, Jamaican Informal 0.7 mi. N

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Dump-Up Beach and Events Park doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to consider Walter Fletcher Beach, 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 the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, taking a swim at Dump-Up Beach and Events Park is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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