Boston Beach (Port Antonio)

#4 in Best Things To Do in Jamaica
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Key Info

Fairy Hill

Price & Hours

$1.50 for adults and kids
24/7 daily

Details

Beaches Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
3.9

scorecard

  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Sitting less than 10 miles east of Port Antonio's town center, Boston Beach is known for its clear waters' surfer-friendly waves and the shore's soft, powder-white sands. But even more prominently, Boston Beach is renowned for its delicious, authentically Jamaican eats. This beach claims to be the birthplace of jerk seasoning, so come hungry and ready to taste-test at the nearby Boston Jerk Center, which features jerk foods. You might even enjoy some live music while sampling the flavors.

The water here can get a bit rough, which is why it's a favored spot among surfers. But for that reason, it's not the best beach for young children.

This private beach charges 200 Jamaican dollars, or the equivalent of about $1.50, but it features access to restrooms and parking. 

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If you're staying in Ocho Rios or just visiting for the day from a cruise ship, travelers insist you allot a couple of hours to climb the Dunn's River Falls. You can take a guided climb of the waterfall, hike a trail alongside it or just recline and relax on the beach at the bottom. 

Vacationers say that climbing along the rocks to the top of the falls isn't rigorous, but it can be slippery. Recent visitors said you can keep your footing by wearing water shoes. Given that you'll be splashed, then soaked by the cascading water on the ascent – and some say it's a bit dangerous – it's best if you leave your young kids (or any vacation buddies who aren't strong swimmers) at the foot of the falls. The attractions recommends allotting 45 minutes to an hour to climb the falls. 

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