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Frenchman's Cove

Address: Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Ranked #54 of 322 things to do in Port Antonio
Activities: Scuba diving, Sailing, Water-skiing, Wind-surfing, Snorkeling, Dining, Sunbathing, Swimming
Owner description: You've always wanted to enjoy elaborate, fruit-flavored cocktails on...
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Activities: Scuba diving, Sailing, Water-skiing, Wind-surfing, Snorkeling, Dining, Sunbathing, Swimming
Owner description: You've always wanted to enjoy elaborate, fruit-flavored cocktails on a beautiful tropical beach, so here's your chance; this beach offers spectacular sand, surf and service.
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Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I drove from Ochi and stumbled upon this place. Since my boyfriend is a Jamaican native, we were charged 8JMD which was more than I wanted to pay but went with it. The beach is small but very pretty. There were a few people there but not over crowded. I love that there is a mix of... More 

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Alabama
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful setting. Water was perfect. Make sure you have some bug repellent as there are small sand flies which can be a nuisance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This was the highlight of our trip! Apart from being located on beautiful grounds the cold of the river rushing into the sea was exhilarating! The waves were huge the day we went and everyone had fun jumping into them or riding them to the shore! Watch out for rip tides on the far right though!

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Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Erie ting is NOT arite at Frenchman's Cove! STAY AWAY FROM THIS TOURIST TRAP/MONEY PIT!!! We'd been driving along the coast for quite some time, looking for a nice beach to set down on for a couple of hours, and finally found Frenchman's Cove. From the entrance, everything looked great... well groomed, etc. We spoke to the guy at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Frenchman's Cove is a nice resort, but if you stay in Port Antonio and you want just to go there for the beach it is not worth the trip. Its about 10 minutes ride with a route taxi from PA, the admission was 10$US, the beach wasn't very big but i have to admitt it looked very nice, surrounded by... More 

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great place to hang out if you are the Porty area of Jamaica. Absolutely beautiful, especially when there are fewer people. Swimming out beyond the rocks makes you feel that you are in a different and unique world. Great fun. Take your own beach items to enjoy the day. Often there is a terrific BBQ set up on the beach... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Beautiful sandy beach surrounded by lovely palm trees, and waves that were wonderful to ride on! Our Wilks Bay in was right next door so we walked to this beautiful place quite easily. Water was sparkling clean and that magnificent blue typical of the Islands!

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My partner and I spent the day on this beach and really enjoyed ourselves. This is the perfect beach if you want to relax and swim without being hassled (it's a private beach so no-one tries to sell you anything). The cafe sells decent lunches and nice drinks also. We loved jumping around in the waves. Be careful swimming though... More 

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Mesquite, Texas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

it had been raining and the currents were somewhat dangerous. There was a man that was rushed off to the hospital because he got taken by the currents. We don't know if he survived but after that we were too nervous to get in the water. Beautiful area and nice staff but kind of scary!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Second time to this beach and we just love it. Not too crowded the river meets the ocean. It was a relaxing day and thank good it didnt rain. I would highly recommend this beach.

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