Dunn’s River Beach at Dunn’s River Falls

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Dunn’s River Beach is located below the famous Dunn’s River waterfalls where the river meets the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean. The sight of the falls meeting the salty sea is spectacular, and vacationers can even climb the falls and swim in its little whirlpools, or just take in the breath-taking view from the top of the falls.

Dunn’s River Beach at Dunn’s River Falls

Many of the other beaches you’ll find in Jamaica offer a gorgeous vista, soft sand, and warm, tropical water. Some of these offer more opportunities for people watching, since they are located closer to major hotels. But, Dunn’s River Beach stands out as a location that’s great for escaping from the pressures and stress of your daily routine.

Seeking the best beach for your vacation in Jamaica? Some prefer to choose one that is far from the crowds but is still close enough to hotels to allow opportunities for social interaction; you’ll discover that Dunn’s River Beach offers this pleasing mix.

While Dunn’s River Beach isn’t far from the beaten path, you’ll find this beach is more secluded than other of Jamaica’s beaches. This means that, though a romantic walk on the beach might not be possible, you’ll find this beach is a great alternative to more popular or urban beaches.

Jamaica’s beaches are hardly known for their seclusion, however, this beach is a little more secluded than many, but is not the most urbanized beach. You won’t have far to go to reach Dunn’s River Beach.

One of the most important parts of a beach can be location, and a sunny spot on the beach can be extremely important. Jamaica is home to many beaches, and Dunn’s River Beach is just one of them. Therefore, if you’re looking for an out of the way spot, or a more active getaway, you’ll be sure to find it, but you’ll have to decide if this one is best for you.


Dunn’s River Beach is near Ocho Rios, so you can explore the town after your visit to the beach.

Nearby Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing the beach can vary widely , depending upon when you visit. You can generally expect to share the beach with vacationers who are staying close by. There are a fair number of hotels located near this beach. Those looking to stay near this beach shouldn’t have much difficulty.

Amenities and Ambience

If you’re looking for a spot with great island scenery and beachfront ambiance, Dunn’s River Beach is just the right oceanfront location for your afternoon at the beach.

Who you share these sands with will depend on the time of year, time of day, and many other factors. A few of Jamaica’s beaches may hardly ever be crowded, while others are frequently crowded especially during the high season. An important thing to remember when considering a day at the beach can be the probability of crowds. While some beach goers prefer a crowded beach with lots of activity, other beach bums like a quieter oceanfront setting.

Like so many places in Jamaica this beach has a distinctive quality which will be more appealing to some than to others. The atmosphere of this beach is rather different from most other locations in Jamaica. These shores tend to get pretty crowded, especially when crusie ships are in port. If you want a more secluded beach experience, plan your beach outing around the cruise schedules.


Despite the fact that this beach isn’t close to many restaurants you still have some options , particularly if you are willing to venture a little farther away.

There are many types of dining experiences that visitors can enjoy in Jamaica , but eating at the beach can be especially enjoyable . Your hotel may be happy to pack a picnic lunch for you , or you can pick up food from local vendors en route to the beach.

Other Beaches

Of course, you’ll find other beaches besides Dunn’s River Beach in Jamaica.

There are plenty of activities to choose from in Jamaica , whether or not you choose to make Dunn’s River Beach a part of your vacation.

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Jeremy Dixon
Jeremy is a Jamaican writer and traveler who loves highlighting the best of his homeland. He enjoys sharing his experiences to help potential visitors plan their dream vacations. With a passion for Jamaican culture, music, and cuisine, Jeremy is always seeking new adventures to share with his readers.

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