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.

Located a mile and a half east of downtown Ocho Rios, Shaw Park Beach is on the North East coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying nearby. If hustle and bustle isn't your style, you'll appreciate that most of Jamaica's beaches are quite calm and serene. This atmosphere is not for everyone, though. If you seek a fun and active spot, you're much more likely to visit Shaw Park Beach, which has a wider range of amenities nearby.

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.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. There are plenty of dining experiences to be had in Jamaica, but trying local cusine right on the beach can be especially fun. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you don't have to go back to your hotel sandy. The water in the area is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Shaw Park Beach including its assortment of amenities can be found well within an active, busy area. If busy-beaches are not something you want, it should be an appropriate motivator to make plans to visit and beat the crowds, like having your beach visit earlier in the day. If you wait around, you could possibly miss the chance to use all the services that the beach offers.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Jamaica's North East coast. It's located near Sandals Golf and Country Club, which is among the favorite local destinations.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 town of Ocho Rios is close-by and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From Shaw Park Beach, Ocho Rios is not far away, maybe less than a mile (a kilometer and a half).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because the beach is situated in a relatively popular tourist area, it is not typically a great challenge to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you are hoping to book a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows shows the accommodation options 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 Grande Rivera 0.9 mi. W Resort
Harmony Hall 1.3 mi. W Cottages


When you're starving for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Le Gourmet. This restaurant serves French food. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.

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

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

You may also want to try Steer Town Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located five and a half miles to the west. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might enjoy White River Bay. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Tower Isle West Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

Maybe Shaw Park Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Jamaica you might like.


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