Frenchman’s Cove in Portland, Jamaica


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Frenchman’s Cove beach is a very unique beach located in the parish of Portland, Jamaica.

This place is often referred to as Paradise!

The grounds at the cove spread about 42 acres with villas throughout, however, the actual beach is relatively small.  This is not a problem because this beach is rarely crowded.

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What makes this beach so unique is the amazing river that meets the ocean – such a sight to see!  The sand is soft and white and the water is crystal clear.  You can choose to swim in the very calm river or the ocean.

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The ocean water can get wavy and rough at times so when you are done swimming, there are an abundance of chairs on the beach for rent.

From the beach you get a clear view of the villas on top of the surrounding cliffs.  The villas give a great view overlooking the ocean, beach and river.

Once you are done relaxing on the sandy beach, just a few steps away, you are able to rinse off in the pure river water.  Don’t be surprised if you are swimming amongst tiny fish.  Take this time to relax and enjoy being surrounded by the small and secluded jungle.  Kids and adults can enjoy the swing that hangs above the river.

Food and drinks are served here.  You have a selection of Jamaican jerk chicken, steam fish, burgers, fries, rice, etc.  Many agree that the price is reasonable, especially when served with a warm smile.

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This place is a great one for photos.  I have taken many photos here and people are always amazed and immediately ask where this gorgeous place is.

Please observe the no topless signs here – Frenchman’s Cove is very family friendly 🙂

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There aren’t enough words that can describe the greatness of this place.  Come to Frenchman’s Cove if you simply want to relax and take in your surroundings.  You will not be disappointed!

Entrance: $8 US adults, $4 US kids (4-12)

Chair rentals: $3 US  (no need to rent a chair if you have a towel or blanket)

Clean facilities are available

Additional Resources:

Frenchman’s Cove on Google


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