Frenchman's Cove, Port Antonio

4.3
#1 of 10 in Outdoors in Port Antonio
Relax on Frenchman's Cove, a distinctive Port Antonio beach. The peaceful white sand beach is nestled at the mouth of a freshwater stream that undulates through the trees and into the sea. Lounge under the thick tree shade and enjoy the scenic view of lush green cliffs and turquoise water. Sunbathe, swim, and take advantage of the contrast between the cool, rushing stream and the warm Caribbean Sea. Have a meal or refreshing cocktail at the restaurant and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of the cove. Put Frenchman's Cove into our Port Antonio tour planning tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Port Antonio.
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  • A really very beautiful Bay with a great beach. Would this Bay recommend anyone on his Jamaican trip. Also the food was very good!
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  • worth the hype but not the $10 entrance fee. The brackish water is a bit of a shock but refreshing when you don't want to taste saltwater the whole time  more »
  • Very nice beach, admission $ 10, offered $ 2. Freshwater inflow, recommended!
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  • The place is gorgeous. It's where the river enters into sea. So the sea water isn't that salty. The river water wasn't clear because the river bed is mostly sand but the river itself is clean. You have to pay for entry so the beach wasn't crowded and with that there wasn't any vendors to pest you about buying from them. The French Man Cove hotel is right by the beach so you can always make a reservation there.
  • I love this beach. The river offers a cool, freshwater option when the salty sea is too much to handle (or you've had too much sun but don't want to get out of the water!). Minus one star for the poor upkeep of the relatively new bathrooms (to my recollection, this bathroom building didn't exist my first few years coming to this beach). Bathrooms seem dirty and toilets always seem out-of-order - fixtures missing, etc. Not really an excuse for this when changing $10 USD per person for entry. Will update back to 5-stars if bathrooms are restored to former greatness on next visit.
  • Do Not Stay Here - No hot water, no TV, no phone and a long walk to the office especially at night in the rain, resort roads are very rough...this resort should not be accepting guests at any price! We booked for 2 nights and payment in full was collected at check in, we left after the first night and no manager has reached out even though they have our mobile number and email, we requested a refund of the 2nd night but have heard nothing.
  • It’s a long time ago... spent a very good time here! Lovely place
  • Had a great time swimming here,loved how the water felt.

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Where to stay in Port Antonio

Backpacker hostels and budget bed and breakfasts dominate Port Antonio, which serves as a hub for younger visitors. The best line the bay, offering views over the water and instant access to Port Antonio's pleasant beaches. If you want more privacy and independence, stay at one of the private holiday condominiums and cottages by the water.
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