Shaw Park Beach

Shaw Park Beach is a part of Cutlass Bay. It is privately owned by Shaw Park Beach Hotel and Spa, making it accessible only by patrons of the resort.

Situated a mile and a half east of downtown Ocho Rios, Shaw Park Beach is on the North East coast of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. The majority of Jamaica's beaches are quite secluded, offering beautiful backdrops and few disturbances. While these beaches are a perfect fit for some, others need the kind of activity and variety you'll find at Shaw Park Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Shaw Park Beach is accessible through Shaw Park Beach Hotel and Spa.

Amenities and Ambiance

Shaw Park Beach enjoys soft, tan colored sands and clear, calm topaz waters.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Shaw Park Beach visitors find convenient and satisfying. Every destination has its own unique cuisine, and Jamaica is no different. One of the most memorable places to discover local delicacies is right next to the coast. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. Shower facilities are available, so you can clean up before leaving. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Remember to take into account that the area surrounding Shaw Park Beach is is a much-visited area, which means you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North East coast of Jamaica; the area is home to other attractions such as Sandals Golf and Country Club, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Shaw Park Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Sandals Golf and Country Club Golf Course 2.2 mi. S Jamaica
Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios Casino 2.3 mi. W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest town is Ocho Rios, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Ocho Rios isn't far off, maybe less than a mile (a kilometer and a half).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because the beach is in a relatively popular tourist destination, it shouldn't be very tough to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. For guests hoping to find a place that's near the water, the following table shows the accommodations closest to Shaw Park Beach.

Accommodations near Shaw Park Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Crystal Ripple Beach Lodge 0.1 mi. WSW Lodge
Shaw Park Beach Hotel All Inclusive 0.2 mi. W Hotel
Couples Sans Souci 0.2 mi. NE Resort
Jamaica Inn 0.4 mi. W Hotel
The Blue House 0.5 mi. E B & B
Sandals Royal Plantation 0.7 mi. WSW Resort
Royal Plantation 0.7 mi. WSW Resort
Executive Shaw Park Guest House 0.8 mi. S Hotel
Sandals Ochi 0.9 mi. W Resort
Harmony Hall 1.3 mi. W Cottages


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest places to eat is Le Gourmet. The restaurant serves delicious French food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Shaw Park Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Gourmet (876) 906-3822 French Fine Dining 0.4 mi. ENE
Jamaica Inn Restaurant (876) 974-2514 International Informal 0.4 mi. W
The Reef Terrace Restaurant (888) 726-3257 Caribbean Informal 0.9 mi. W
Lobster Shack (876) 975-5106 Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. ENE
Bibibip's Bar & Grill (876) 974-8759 Caribbean, Jamaican Very Casual 1.7 mi. W
Almond Tree Restaurant (876) 974-2813 Eclectic Informal 1.8 mi. W
Toscanini Italian Restaurant & Bar (876) 975-4785 Italian Informal 1.9 mi. E
Miss T's Kitchen (876) 795-0099 Caribbean, Vegetarian Informal 2.0 mi. W
Mom's (876) 974-2811 Jamaican Very Casual 2.0 mi. W
Passage to India (876) 795-3182 Indian Informal 2.2 mi. W
Fusion Restaurant and Bar (800) 971-5100 Jamaican Informal 2.3 mi. W
San-Mar Cafe (876) 795-1024 -- -- 2.3 mi. W

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many beaches, so Shaw Park Beach is just one of your options.

If the exciting vibe at Shaw Park Beach has you wanting more of the same, think about checking out Steer Town Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. It is located five and a half miles to the west. If you're looking for something a little more private, White River Bay may be a good choice. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Tower Isle West Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Jamaica; then again, visiting Shaw Park Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Jamaica even more memorable.


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