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Address: Kingston, Jamaica
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fort Clearance Beach

Good silent beach, to enjoy with family and friends. Hope you have to be there on a clean water day and good weather. Food offering there is not much good. Place is nice to enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Kingston, Jamaica
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a very good beach to get away from the crazy crowds at the public beach a few Kilometers down the road. The nominal admission fee gives you access to changing rooms, showers and rest rooms. A word of caution if you are going to eat order your food then go and swim

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Kingston, Jamaica
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Good silent beach, to enjoy with family and friends. Hope you have to be there on a clean water day and good weather. Food offering there is not much good. Place is nice to enjoy a day or half.

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Malaysia
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288 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Do you want clear blue sea, a nice white sand beach, a gentle shelving slope down in the water, great views, delicious fried fish ?? AND without the harassment which one gets at Hellshire Beach, which is bliss in itself. Then - go to Fort Clarence. It so much nicer - so much nicer. There's a charge to go in... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You 1000 JA pay but it is worth it. nice local restaurant with set prices so tourists won't get hammered.

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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Kingston is known for being the concrete jungle as it is definitely a hot place to be. With that being said I desperately wanted some beach time and was happy to have been able to get to Portmore to have a day at the ocean. The environment itself was very pretty and it was a very diverse crowd. Although I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It's not a resort beach, but that's what we like about it. Sometimes the sea is choppy and sometimes it has a lot of weed, but sometimes it's flat and clear blue. It's always warm and the beach is yellow sand. There aren't really any hustlers and it's easy to get fish and drinks from the three shacks that cook... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fort Clarence is a public beach, managed by the government, so you pay a small admission fee to access the beach. There are swings for the children and vendors selling fish and festival. It's a nice family venue, no harassment , no stress.

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Kingston Parish, Jamaica
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Now that Fried fish, bammy and festival is available there. I prefer going there instead of Hellshire. I think it is the best beach on this side of the island. A nice place to relax and have fun with your family.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

So if you're looking for a great beach in Jamaica, this is not it. If you're in Kingston on business and need a quick dip, it will do. Better than Hillshire. Less vendors trying to sell you stuff.

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Kamloops
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Fresh cooked lobster from the lobster shack is a must have. Don`t wait until you are starving to order though because it will take 50 to 60 minutes to arrive. The beach as very sandy and clean. The peddlers on the beach were not pushy or intrusive. I`m not an ocean swimmer but I decided to take a dip due... More 

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Additional Information about Fort Clarence Beach

Address: Address: Kingston, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Kingston Parish  >  Kingston
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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