Jamaica Beach Guide

Dunn’s River Falls and Park

Beach Location

St. Ann

18 25’05.5”N 77 08’19.7”W

The world famous Dunns River Falls is located in the tourist town of Ocho Rios. The entrance to the attraction is location off the Ocho Rios Main road and is easily identified.

Environmental Features

The picturesque beachfront of the Dunns River beach is just one of this site’s many attractions. There is a small freshwater stream which enters the beach just east of the westernmost lifeguard stand, creating small trenches. White soft sand characterizes this location and is approximately 214 metres in length. A small wading pool was constructed to channel the water and incorporate it as part of the attraction. However, this has been destroyed overtime by wave action. Generally, the land has good drainage and the beach area does not see any ponding. There is evidence of erosion. Vegetation includes Almond, Breadfruit, Seaside Mahoe, Sea Grape, Red Birch, Spanish Elm, Coconut, Fan Palm and Green Button Wood.

Amenities and Parking

Parking is available.

Food services are available such as snack shop and picnic facilities. Recreational rentals and craft market available. Ideal for your special events including weddings, parties, and family trips. Bathroom and changing room facilities are available. Umbrellas and chairs are available for beachgoers requiring a break from the sun.

The beach can become overcrowded, particularly if cruise ships are in port. It might be a good idea to plan around cruise schedules if you are not good with crowd.

The rate listed for Jamaicans is a discount applicable upon presenting valid identification, such as a driver’s license, passport or voter’s ID.

Things to do

The beach is pleasant for swimming, wading, beach football and beach volley ball, zip-lining, climbing the famous Dunn's River waterfalls, kiddies splash park.

For visitors wanting more than a day at the beach, they can explore the town of Ocho Rios. Various attractions are nearby the vicinity including Dolphin Cove, Mystic Mountain, Treasure Hunt Ocho Rios (casino) and the Sandals Golf and Country Club. Restaurants are also nearby including Whalers and Oceans 11 Seafood Restaurant.

Accommodations close to Dunn’s River beach include RIU Hotel, Jewel Resort, Moon Palace and Mystic Ridge and many others.

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Location Map

   Fees & Hours

Child: ages 4-12

Adult: ages 13 & over

Entrance Fee Child: US$17 Adult: US$25
Fees for Jamaicans Child: J$500 Adult: J$1,000
Opening Hours 8:00am to 4:30pm

Beach conditions The beach is generally calm.
Lifeguard Service Yes, with safety equipment.
Amenities & Access

Accessed directly Belmont which leads directly from the main road.

Parking available
Restroom available
Food services
Owned by Urban Development Corporation
Telephone (876) 656-8031