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Doctor’s Cave Beach

The Doctor’s Cave Beach is situated along Montego Bay’s “Hip Strip,” which is to the north west of the island of Jamaica.

How it got its name

Dr. McCatty, who had founded a sanatorium in 1880, accessed this private beach along with his colleagues, through a cave. This is how it got its present name.


In 1906 the beach was donated to the community of Montego Bay. An exclusive members only “Doctor’s Cave Bathing Club” was founded and is still in operation today.

This beach is known for the mineral properties in the water and is said to have therapeutic values, thanks to Sir Herbert Baker who, in 1920 wrote an article about it after his personal experience there.


Today the Doctor’s Cave Beach is the most popular private beach on the North Coast. It is well kept and offers modern facilities, such as changing areas, a food court, bar, cyber cafe, a gift shop and of course, life guards.

There are also tons of beach stuffs available there for rent such as jet ski, snorkeling equipment, umbrellas, lounge chairs or take a ride in a glass bottom boat on the marine park.

Opening Hours

The public may enjoy these facilities between the hours of 8:30am and 6:30pm daily, by paying a small access fee at the gate.

For more information: Doctor’s Cave Bathing Club

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