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Review of Boston Beach

Boston Beach
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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.
West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“great”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

water and beach and rocks all nice. surfing and snorkeling all good. music too loud some nights but if you like reggae then it is not a problem. Hawkers were too aggressive but there are few of them and all you need to do is say you are not interested, or haggle over the price if you want to buy something.

Visited July 2013
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Poway, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice beach”
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
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“First time seeing surfers in Jamaica!”
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
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Surf, snorkel, and jerk!”
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
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Small beach, but still a great place.”
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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