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 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.

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, 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.

What's Nearby


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.

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
SuperClubs Ironshore Golf & Country Club Golf Course 4.5 mi. NE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

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.

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
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.

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

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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