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Fort Clarence Beach

Kingston, Jamaica
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Ranked #12 of 24 attractions in Kingston
Type: Beaches
Most recent review
- Jul 19, 2014
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Kingston, Jamaica
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I like the peacefulness of this beach, nice laidback vibe, relatively clean. The bathrooms could be a little nearer though.

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BURLINGTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We're a family of four from Toronto, visiting family in Kingston. Our daughters were desperate for a day at the beach, so after hearing that Lime Cay was unclean with little shelter from the sun, we headed out to Fort Clarence. I had no idea there was such a beautiful beach so close to Kingston! You can walk for about... More

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Barrie, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Nice beach and ocean, perfect in the park area, but if you walk down the beach just a bit way too much garbage. It's really depressing and sad. This needs to get cleaned up. Maybe a work project for the chain gangs! The best fried fish and festival in the fish hut - the best!

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