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“Lunch on the beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Frenchman's Cove

Frenchman's Cove
Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Port Antonio
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Scuba diving, Sailing, Water-skiing, Wind-surfing, Snorkeling, Dining, Sunbathing, Swimming
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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.
Schertz, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lunch on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Frenchman's cove is beautiful, just watch out for the currents when you get further out into the sea. The water at the junction of the river and sea is pretty cold. Quite a few birds and plant fauna to see on the way there --- one tree was in full bloom and the parrots were eating the blossoms --- the pink flowers where slowly falling from the sky like a scene from heaven. Lunch on the beach is well worth it (just remember Lobster season is closed in May --- so you can't and shouldn't get them during this time) if lobster is in season, no better place to have it than on the beach at Frenchman's cove

Visited May 2013
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Portmore, Jamaica
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Love Frenchman's Cove”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This place is lush, green and breathtaking. There is the option of beach or the river. It has a great atmosphere.

dislike: the drinks are overpriced. I ordered iced tea and got quite a watered-down version of the drink but the ambience of the place made me overlook that. Next time I wont order iced tea lol

Visited May 2013
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Hamden, Connecticut
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20 attraction reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Famous Frenchman's Cove”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Frenchman's Cove property is really beautiful with a fresh water stream meandering throughout and entering in the sea at the beach. The beach is clean and depending on the weather and wind can be anything from a calm sea to big waves. One of the most photographed spots on the island and a filming location for many feature films.

Visited June 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Loved the ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We were early arrivals and found other visitors, locals, and staff at the beach area very engaging. Restaurant on the beach was great for local seafood, Jamaican style, of course!

Visited October 2012
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Toronto
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26 attraction reviews
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“just as nice as in the pictures!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Frenchman's Cove is a perfect little cove of a beach. Usually its very calm but when we were ther is was quite rough. Despite this we enjoyed jumping in the waves! There is a nice little river that runs into the sea here and it was a great spot to enjoy some calm and cooler water--very refreshing! While it does cost to enter the beach, we thought it was worth it and there are hotel staff there to get you drinks, etc. These staff were very attentive without being intrusive, so it was nice. Try to go early to avoid the crowds (also the sun shines best in the morning on this eastern side of the island).

Visited January 2013
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