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British fort built in the 17th century to protect the entrance of St. John's harbor.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Pretty well preserved looked / fortress. Seemed a bit odd to be able to drive directly in - but anywhoo. Large number of cannon remain in place. The bar / restaurant on site is a bit unloved. It could be a real money spinner if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank StevenJohnBarnes
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dropped by taxi on Fort James beach and walked up to Fort James. Amazing view but no attempt to restore, or even have signage to explain the history of the Fort. Suggest that it would have potential to make an active historic site and tourist...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alric M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Clearly in need of renovation- it was a peaceful spot but to make visit more worthwhile would be good to have an information board. Beach and Bar nearby were lovely.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarieEClaire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small beach but unspoiled . we had a look at the huge guns and the remnants of the old fort. Sand and sea are good. there are a couple of bars with sunbeds if you want them.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dianepb
Reviewed December 14, 2018

There were several cannons but the buildings were a total wreck, which was a shame because if they had been preserved it would have been very interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pauline C
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the FortJames beach by walking from our cruise ship. We walked along the beach until we came to Candyland. It was great. We went in to talk to the owner about renting chairs and she brought out two of them to use...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GerryHannaP
Reviewed September 8, 2018

While this place has definitely potential: location, views, cannons (I think it is the original guns), the walls of the fort. Sadly, it is currently at a stage of negligence with definite need of TLC. Easy accessible by car but don't expect much. Nobody here...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JLC-mtl2015
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

This beach is not your typical Caribbean beach. There are a lot of stones and rocks that go right into the water, so it can be a little tricky to swim in the sea, however if you are looking for a place to have a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

Checked out this fort and there is lots of history. It's too bad they don't take better care of it but it's definitely work seeing and it's free.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank klein3
Reviewed July 10, 2018

FortvJames is typical of the forts on Antigua from a structural point of view but it's cannons on the approach to the harbour at St John's add a little extra. There is a good sandy beach around the headland . The waves have to be...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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braystones
February 1, 2017|
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it's safe enough to walk it but for a small fare, take a taxi.
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