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.

Situated in downtown Montego Bay, Dump-Up Beach and Events Park is on the North West coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Social beachgoers will like this beach due to its crowded, urban location. In fact, Dump-Up Beach and Events Park would be most convenient for those who are staying in the hotels nearby, and those who prefer a crowded city scene over a quiet, suburban one.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

You should remember that Dump-Up Beach and Events Park's immediate surroundings are visited by quite a number of tourists, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


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.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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
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
Vegas Gaming Bogue Gambling Arcade 2.5 mi. S Jamaica
RIU Montego Bay Game Room Slot Machine Arcade 4.2 mi. NE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Those visiting Dump-Up Beach and Events Park who are hoping to find further attractions might consider going to Montego Bay, because it's in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Jamaica. From the coast, Montego Bay is not far away, maybe a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Vacationers looking for a room near the beach won't find it that tough, as there are plenty of hotels to pick from in the area. You will find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by perusing what's shown below.

Accommodations near Dump-Up Beach and Events Park
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Blue Harbour Hotel 0.2 mi. NNE Hotel
Altamont West Hotel 0.3 mi. NW Hotel
Mirabay Resort 0.3 mi. N Resort
Harbour Way 0.3 mi. SSE 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
Big Apple Hotel 0.7 mi. ESE Hotel
Grandiosa Hotel 0.8 mi. N Hotel


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest restaurants is Marguerites Seafood By the Sea. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean food. They are also known for their desserts and seafood.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Dump-Up Beach and Events Park
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
Kings Place Chinese Restaurant -- Chinese -- 0.2 mi. E
Adwa (876) 952-6554 Vegetarian Very Casual 0.2 mi. E
Lee's Pizza (876) 952-5337 International Very Casual 0.2 mi. E
Juici Patties - Union Street -- Jamaican Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
Patsy's Place Sunset Bar & Restaurant (876) 952-0738 -- -- -- --
Rossella Fine Dining Restaurant (876) 952-2854 -- -- -- --
Ruby's Restaurant (876) 952-3199 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Dump-Up Beach and Events Park is just one of many beaches you can visit in Jamaica.

Vacationers may also want to visit Walter Fletcher Beach, which is located only a short distance away. 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, visiting Dump-Up Beach and Events Park or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Jamaica even more memorable.


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