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“Nice beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boston Beach

Boston Beach
Fairy Hill | Portland Jamaica, Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Activities: Swimming, Dining
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Owner description: Watch the young and adventurous surf the waves as you chow down on jerk pork, the Jamaican dish this beach is famous for.
Poway, California
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“Nice beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Boston Beach is a beautiful little public beach that's right off the main street. It is usually labeled as Boston Beach, Port Antonio but that is false since it is not near Port Antonio although they are both in the parish of Portland.

The roads in that part of the island are atrocious as every few feet there are potholes and more potholes. Even the potholes have potholes (no joke). In contrast to the rest of the island, there is a fair amount of surf at Boston Beach so you can see people surfing, wind surfing, snorkeling and swimming there. This is also a popular spot for guys with dreadlocks to hang out and smoke weed.

Nearer to the street are the famous Jerk chicken vendors who sell food there all day. As a result, the already too narrow streets are almost always lined with parked cars, so I recommend pulling forward a bit and parking further up the street, but still where you can see your car. Overall this is a nice beach but I'm not sure I would recommend it for a family day at the beach. There are other beautiful beaches that don't have the traffic, noise and pot heads that Boston Beach has.

Visited July 2013
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Whitby, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“First time seeing surfers in Jamaica!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This beach is very nice. The sand is soft, and the waves are large. There are quite a few people that surf here. A must visit when in Port Antonio.

Visited July 2013
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Surf, snorkel, and jerk!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Beautiful bay. Reminds me of Hawaii! Surf boards and lessons are available and fun. Jerk chicken and pork and roast breadfruit available just up the hill -yum!

Visited July 2013
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Small beach, but still a great place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The beach itself is pretty small at Boston but this is still a great place to hang out for a couple hours. You can rent a surf board or a boogie board and for a few dollars more one of the locals will provide surf lessons. We had a nine year old with us and we sprung for the surf lessons for him and he loved it. The guide really was great and spent a lot of time in the water with him. Also, the Boston Jerk Center is right on top of the hill. So stop on your way and enjoy some jerk on the beach and then hit the water.

Visited June 2013
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Charlotte, NC
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“Very small beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Boston Beach seems to be mostly locals but is worth a stop for a few pictures. This is not a place to come lay on the beach, as the beach is tiny, but you can rent a surfboard for $15 & a boogie board for $5 if a beginner would like to try some smaller waves.
Fairly safe area but still expect to be approached constantly to buy a number of services and products.
The jerk pork at one of the roadside huts was great, as well as the festival.

Visited June 2013
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