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Cornwall Beach
Cornwall Beach

Cornwall Beach

Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay, Jamaica

The Basics

Though popular with tourists and locals alike, Cornwall is a less crowded Montego Bay beach that most, especially its well-known neighbor, Doctor’s Cave Beach. For a small admission fee, travelers have access to showers, bathrooms, and an on-site rental center with sun beds, umbrellas, snorkel gear, and lockers. Enjoy typical Jamaican dishes and burgers at the beach bar and restaurant.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Perfect for solo travelers, couples, and families.
  • Guests staying at the Royal Decameron Montego Bay have free access to the beach.
  • Otherwise, the admission fee is about $5 for adults, $3 for children.
  • Occasionally Cornwall Beach hosts special beach parties featuring a buffet and live musical group.
  • Check with your hotel concierge for event days.
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How to Get There

Cornwall Beach is located at the Royal Decameron Montego Beach Hotel, along the Hip Strip of Gloucester Avenue. From the center of Montego Bay, it’s about a five-minute drive.

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When to Get There

The beach and its facilities are open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Crowds depend on the season and the time of day; generally the peak times are afternoons during high-season winter months. If you want to rent a small hut, be sure to get there early, as they go fast.

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Wildcard

Planning a Day Travelers who get antsy sunbathing should incorporate one of more of these nearby attractions into the itinerary:xa0the Bob Marley Performing Arts Center, a live venue attracting big names in music; the Gallery of West Indian Art, a showcase for Caribbean art specializing in artists from Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba; or Croydon in the Mountains, a stunning working plantation growing pineapples, citrus fruits, and coffee.

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