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“save this beach for the public” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Winnifred Beach

Winnifred Beach
Fairy Hill, before Boston Beach, Port Antonio, Jamaica
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London, United Kingdom
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“save this beach for the public”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Dreadful track down to the beach, but a lovely bay when you get there. Unspoilt, and friendly locals and stall holders.Someone is trying to buy the bay to develop for private tourism. please help to stop them.

Visited March 2013
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Kingston, Canada
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“Beautiful Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We have been to Port Antonio area a few times and Winnifred Beach is our favourite place to spend a long peaceful day. Yes, you will be approached by a few vendors but you will not be hassled. If you are interested in anything - buy it - and if you aren't, a gentle no is all it takes. One must remember though that in comparison, the prices are very very reasonable and this is how these people make their living. Lots of good food available on the beach. We highly recommend a little spot near the building that was once washrooms (maybe it still is). A wonderful couple, Joy and Derrick, serve up good, reasonable food each day.

Visited January 2013
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Moscow, Idaho
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“Not Portland's Best Beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Portland has the best beaches on the island, and Winnifred is my least favorite, which still puts it ahead of anything else in Jamaica. However, Winnifred just doesn't quite do it for me. There are no waves to play in, not much reef to swim over, and getting hassled to buy stuff gets old really quick. It's an ok spot if you just want to hang out and read, but if you're looking for some active beach time, this isn't the spot. Long Bay and Boston have great waves to get bashed around by, and are also local beaches with no entry fee. Winnifred is last on my list during a good beach weather weekend.

Visited January 2013
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Barataria, Saint George, Trinidad and Tobago
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“Local Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is one of my most favorite beaches in Jamaica. Its popular with Jamaicans. If you discovered this on your own you are a true adventurer. The access road is more of a track requiring a 4WD. But once you get past that, the beach is simply awesome. A must when visiting Jamaica.

Visited July 2012
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Barrie, ON
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“Great Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The wonderful thing about this beach is that it is a free beach, encouraging the local population to be here. Not a "tourist" destination. The food at Cynthias was abundant and inexpensive - great!

Visited February 2013
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