Belmont Cave

Belmont Cave is a white limestone dry cave in the Cockpit Country of Jamaica. It is also known as Drip Cave, being a single cave with two close entrances.

Belmont and Drip Cave
LocationTrelawny Parish, Jamaica
Coordinates18°21′53″N 77°27′16″W[1]
Depth75 metres (246 ft)[2]
Length305 metres (1,001 ft)[2]

Natural history

Like many caves in Jamaica, Belmont is a major bat roost. The bat guano in turn supports a large invertebrate population of troglobite cockroaches (Nelipophygus), cave crickets, flies and cave spiders, as well as being home to the frog Eleutherodactylus cundalli.[2]

See also


  1. Fincham, Alan G (1997). Jamaica Underground (2nd ed.). ISBN 976-640-036-9.
  2. Stewart, R S (2006-06-02). "Belmont and Drip Cave". Jamaican Caves Organisation. Retrieved 2009-09-11.
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