The soft white beaches of Port Antonio are regarded as Jamaica’s finest, with their backdrop of the Blue Mountains and lush tropical rainforest that frames many of the quiet coves it’s a chance to experience the real Jamaica where the beaches are really without bustle.
Frenchman’s Cove lays 7 km from Port Antonio centre. A small cove a stream winds lazily down into its white sand beach that shelves steeply into the water. Guests here can enjoy the best of both worlds, fresh and sea water.
There is a snack bar and a secure parking lot. There is a fee to use this beach and this is included in your room rate at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill. We offer a free return 10 minutes shuttle to the beach.
The beach is closed on Tuesdays.
Our overiding reason to stop at Boston is for the Boston Jerk, it has to be the best jerk in Port Antonio.
Most of the little beach has been all but washed away, but if you fancy surfing then this is the best beach in Eastern Jamaica.
This is a wonderful Jamaican beach for romantic walks, the undertow often rules out swimming here but it’s great for bouncing about in the waves and some lazy sunbathing after your gentle walk.
San San Beach
This romantic beach was used as a setting for Treasure Island.
Visitors can gain day use for US$ 8. It is open 10am to 4 pm daily. Offshore is a tiny islet: Pelew Island. Watch out for spiny sea urchins if you swim out to the island. Swimming to the island and enjoying it’s pristine beauty may soon be a thing of the past if the owner’s ‘development’plans are allowed to go through. Help us to save one of Jamaica’s treasures by signing our petition.
This secluded golden-sand crescent caters mostly to Jamaicans at weekends, this is one of Jamaica’s last public beachs, but during the week this beach is often yours alone!
An offshore coral reef provides good snorkelling. The turnoff to the beach is opposite the Jamaica Crest Resort.