If you’re looking for a fun-filled beach day near Montego Bay, Cornwall Beach is a beautiful private, managed beach just a few minutes from town. Situated along Montego Bay’s Hip Strip, this stretch of snow-white sand has calm and protected water, making it a great place to swim, especially for families with kids. Cornwall Beach is a popular spot among locals and visitors alike—however, it’s usually far less crowded than neighboring Doctor’s Cave Beach. Cornwall Beach has showers and bathrooms, and an on-site rental center offers beach chairs, umbrellas, snorkel gear and lockers, while the beachfront bar and restaurant let you grab a meal or cocktail without leaving the sand. Occasionally Cornwall Beach hosts special Beach Party days that feature an open bar, buffet and live music.
Cornwall Beach sits along Gloucester Ave. about 5 minutes north of Montego Bay, next to the Royal Decameron Montego Beach Hotel. Opening hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and admission costs $5 for adults, $3 for children.