Jamaica Beach Guide

Dunn’s River Falls and Park

Beach Location

18°25'6.82"N      77° 8'20.05"W

The world famous Dunn’s River Falls and Park 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.

Description & Environmental Features

The picturesque beachfront of the Dunn’s River Falls and Park is just one of this site’s many attractions. The beach is characterised by soft white sand. It is approximately 214 metres long. There is a small freshwater stream which enters the beach just east of the westernmost lifeguard stand, creating small trenches. Vegetation includes almond (Prunus dulcis), breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis), seaside mahoe (Thespesia populnea), seagrape (Coccoloba uvifera), red birch (Betula occidentalis), Spanish elm (Cordia alliodora), coconut (Cocos spp.), fan palm (Washingtonia) and green buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus).

Accessibility and Parking

The facility is located along the A4 main road. The parking area can accommodate several vehicles including large buses.


Food services are available such as snack shop and picnic facilities. Recreational equipment/gear rentals and craft market are available. The venue is ideal for special events including weddings, parties, and family trips. Several bathrooms and changing rooms 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 docked in the port.

Things to do

The beach is suitable for swimming, wading, beach football and beach volleyball. In addition, the facility offers zip-lining, climbing the famous Dunn's River waterfalls and a children’s splash park.

Visitors wanting more than a day at the beach 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 Ciao Bella Art Café & Restaurant, Evitas, Miss T’s Kitchen, Lobster Dave, Whalers, Oceans 11 Seafood Restaurant and Ocho Rios Jerk Centre.

Fees & Hours

Entrance fee: Child (ages 4 - 12): US$17; Adult (ages 13 & over): US$25
Fees for Jamaicans upon presenting valid identification, such as a driver’s license, passport or voter’s ID.: Child (ages 4 - 12): J$500; Adult (ages 13 & over): J$1,000

Opening Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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   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 8:30am to 4:30pm

Sea conditions Generally calm
Lifeguard service Lifeguard on duty
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) 974-5015 / (876) 656-8031