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 should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. You may notice that beaches throughout Jamaica tend to be pretty quiet, but Shaw Park Beach is the exception.

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 right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Shaw Park Beach at all, it's worth a try. Every location around the world has its own culinary style, and Jamaica is no different. One of the most memorable places to experience delicious local dishes is right on the water. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Jamaica's famous street food along the way.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Shaw Park Beach because there are public restrooms. Showers are provided for visitors, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Be mindful that the area surrounding Shaw Park Beach is is a much-visited area, meaning the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North East coast of Jamaica. It is close to Sandals Golf and Country Club, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found 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
Dolphin Discovery Zoo 3.9 mi. W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Shaw Park Beach is near Ocho Rios, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The city of Ocho Rios is close-by and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Ocho Rios is not far away, maybe less than a mile (a kilometer and a half).


How many other people you encounter at Shaw Park Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since this beach is situated in a fairly popular vacation area, it is not usually a great challenge to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you and your party are hoping to get a place that's on or near the beach, the table below shows the accommodations closest to Shaw Park Beach.

Accommodations near Shaw Park Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Kaz Kreol 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
Sandals Ochi 0.9 mi. W Resort
Te Moana Cottages 1.2 mi. W Cottages
Hermosa Cove 1.4 mi. W Villa complex


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. Jamaica Inn Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves delicious International food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Shaw Park Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Jamaica Inn Restaurant (876) 974-2514 International Informal 0.5 mi. W
Le Papillion Restaurant (888) 726-3537 Continental, French Fine Dining 0.7 mi. WSW
Toscanini Italian Restaurant & Bar (876) 975-4785 Italian Informal 1.8 mi. E
Reggae Pot Rastarant (876) 296-3591 Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegan Very Casual 1.8 mi. W
Almond Tree Restaurant (876) 974-2813 Eclectic Informal 1.8 mi. W
Pizza King (765) 289-3321 Italian -- 1.9 mi. W
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
Island Grill Ocho Rios (876) 974-3160 Jamaican Very Casual 2.1 mi. W
Taste Of India (876) 622-7740 Indian Informal 2.1 mi. W
Mongoose Jamaica (876) 622-6942 International, Jamaican Informal 2.1 mi. W
Passage to India (876) 795-3182 Indian Informal 2.2 mi. W

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices in Jamaica besides Shaw Park Beach.

If the active mood at Shaw Park Beach is what you're looking for, think about also visiting Steer Town Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located five and a half miles to the west. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might enjoy White River Bay. You'll find it only a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Tower Isle West Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

Jamaica has plenty to offer its visitors, so visiting Shaw Park Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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