Dunn’s River Falls and Park
At about 180 feet (55 m) high and 600 feet (180 m) long, the waterfalls are terraced like giant natural stairs though some incorporate man-made improvements. Several small lagoons are interspersed among the vertical sections of the falls.
The falls empty into the Caribbean Sea at the western end of an attractive white-sand beach.
Climbing the waterfalls is a popular tourist activity and is often, but not exclusively, performed with the help of tour guides from the park. It takes about 1-1.5 hours to climb with short breaks for photographs & video recordings taken by the guides. There are also stairs, alongside of the falls, for those who do not want to get wet or are unable to manage the rocky, uneven terrain of the actual waterfall.
Few Interesting Facts about Dunn’s River Falls
FACT #1Location of the battle of “Las Chorreras”
Dunn’s River Falls is said to be the location of the battle of “Las Chorreras” in 1657 between the English and Spanish. The English won and took ownership of the island.
FACT #3Featured in Movies and Reality Show
- Featured in the first James Bond film Dr. No in 1962 by Ian Fleming.
- Used for a location shoot for the 1988 Tom Cruise film Cocktail.
- Reality TV show America’s Next Top Model Cycle 19 photo-shoot on the falls.
FACT #2A living phenomenon
Waterfalls such as Dunn’s River Falls are described by geologists as “a living phenomenon” because its continuously rebuilt by the sediments in spring water.
FACT #4One of the few Travertine Waterfalls that falls directly in Sea
Dunn’s River Falls is one of the very few travertine waterfalls in the world that empties directly into the sea.
Things to do
From White Sand Beach to Spring Fed Waterfalls…
Experience three lush gardens complete with waterslide, splash pad and kiosk
Purchase locally crafted items from the Craft Market at the end of your climb.
Dunn’s River Falls Beach
Located at the base of the Falls, Dunn's River Falls beach has a spectacular view of the cascading water falls. All-day beach access is included in your falls entrance fee. [...]