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Fun at Fort Clarence

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Malaysia
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Malaysia
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274 reviews 274 reviews
43 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 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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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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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
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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
33 helpful votes 33 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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41 reviews 41 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
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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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