travel42 Port Guide: Falmouth

Falmouth travel42 Port of Call Guide

Located 90 mi/144 km northwest of Kingston midway between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios on the island's north coast, the former sugar port of Falmouth is a charming, unspoiled Jamaican coastal town. It is busiest during the Wednesday market.

Falmouth was the original port of Jamaica and served as the landing point for many slaves arriving in the New World. It was known as the wealthiest New World port south of Charleston, S.C., and was a leading port for the export of sugar and rum.

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