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“beautiful beach”(67 reviews)
“the river”(104 reviews)
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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.
Port Antonio, Jamaica
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All reviews beautiful beach the river entrance fee free wifi fresh water river lounge chairs per person favorite beach clear water food and drinks white sand beach small restaurant small beach chicken beautiful place cove ocean
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Frenchman's Cove. The atmosphere, the beach, the lagoon and the mangoes we picked and picked up this summer. 😂 My third trip here and by far the best. Love my island.

Thank msshilo
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I spent the afternoon here with family midweek. This is a lovely beach that has a river running into the sea. White sand, swings in the river provide great photo opportunities. Waiter service for drinks and food which was lovely. Sun loungers available for a...More

Thank DDP917
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Frenchman’s Cove is our favourite beach in the world. It is absolutely amazing with the beach, the sea for swimming and bodysurfing, and the incredibly lagoon. In addition, the level of facilities there are just right. Not advanced enough to make you feel you’re at...More

Thank Dominic N
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Jamaica is just one of those places that almost everyone loves. There's always the exception, so I won't say "all". With that being said, I love the beach! A nice, clean, clear water beach is always in my book of places to visit. This trip,...More

Thank Leon B
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed there for an event this past weekend and I wish I read the reviews before paying for a villa at this forsaken place. The grounds and beach area are both very nice however do not waste your time staying in any of the...More

3  Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Very nice resort with a beautiful beach. Just need a little improvement on the food. I love the river. Great place to relax

Thank Andria H
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Has to stop at Frenchmans Cove It is always so pleasant The beach was well maintained. Staff offered us chairs and we ordered drinks Others brought their lunches and drink too. I saw some with wine. You can stay in the sum or the shade...More

1  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Frenchman's Cove is one of the most gorgeous beaches you'll ever find. If you're in the area make sure you pay a visit

Thank F7377QPfreds
Reviewed 27 July 2018

A beautiful, sandy beach located in a rocky cove. There are no rocks or seaweed at this beach. The beach is small, so try to attend off hours. The lifeguard is only present between 9am and 5pm. You can; however, stay later if you wish....More

Thank bnclee
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Frenchman's Cove is the most incredible place I've been in my life. We've read about Portland for years and finally made our way to Jamaica's east coast. It's about $10 USD to get in, locals are a bit cheaper. Clean bathrooms at the front, lots...More

4  Thank Ash N
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9 May 2018|
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Response from antonette k | Reviewed this property |
You can take food to the beach but note that there is a little walk from the parking to the beach. You will not be allowed to do things like a BBQ on the beach. If you are staying at a villa however you will be able to do a... More
13 April 2018|
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Response from Vicki B | Reviewed this property |
It's probably hip high for an adult. So depending on the age of the kid it sould be fine.
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11 March 2018|
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