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Fort Clarence Beach

Kingston, Jamaica
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Ranked #13 of 24 Attractions in Kingston
Type: Beaches
Most recent review
- Sep 6, 2014
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English first
Kingston, Jamaica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Kingston, Jamaica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

With the type of security arrangement at Fort Clarence, it make the way for relaxation and a quiet day at the beach

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Senior Reviewer
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

So if you've been to Hellshire and hated it, Fort Clarence might be the place to go. It is relaxing, and the water doesn't reach the foot of the restaurants, and there is A lot more sand! It is definitely not your 7 mile White Sand Beach, however its nice for a day out with family or friends. No one... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Its a great experience that far surpasses that of Hellshire There is much more calm as the hagglers are there to bother you and hassle you to buy seafood from them. The beach ambiance is soothing as there is more beach to walk on and relax as there are not as many stall and shop set up on the beach.... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

We hired a taxi for the afternoon ( really man named Mr Kelly) and went to Hellshire just for a look. Too many businesses close to the water, not much beach, and lots of people soliciting. So drove over to Fort Clarence. Lovely and quiet, clean beach, nobody hassles you. Also had a wonderful taste of Jamaican food at the... More

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Scarborough, Tobago
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

It was ok to relax but there is an entrace fee. After I while I went over to the more public/local side to get a greater experience of Jamaican life. Its great for seafood also and there are men on the beach giving horse back rides for a reasnable price.

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Kingston, Jamaica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Clean beach, great sea views, nice chill out spot and a great place to eat really good fish! A 'repeat visit' venue.

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