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Address: Kingston, Jamaica
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Nice family venue

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Kmonique
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Kingston, Jamaica
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Never had a bad food experience. The fish is always good, as is the festival and bammy. I have not tried the lobster. The good thing with this beach is that there are several independent food vendors to choose from. You can then stick to your favorite or sample the others.

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Kingston, Jamaica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is my most travelled to beach. Much better than most in Portmore based on the space and food. You have to pay $250 Jcan dollars per person to enter and there's a lot of parking spaces, You can take your own food or purchase seafood from approximately 3 different booths...you may also carry along your own chairs or rent... More 

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Old Harbour, Jamaica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The grounds of Fort Clarence are always cleaned and well maintained. The surroundings allow for quiet relaxation and moving at your own pace.

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Visited this beach by taxi from Kingston, maybe 30 - 40 minutes. There was a small entrance fee to the beach, approx J$400 per adult. It had a great feel, very relaxing, not too many people hassling you trying to sell you something. Mostly locals playing soccer on the beach, lots of kids swimming and playing. Fantastic fish hut selling... More 

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