Frenchman’s Cove is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Hear the crystal clear water from the Blue Mountains flows to join the Caribbean Sea.

World Famous Beach in Frenchman’s Cove, Port Antonio, Jamaica

Frenchman’s Cove beach is a hidden treasure; picture-perfect with soft, golden sands and sapphire water- shaded by a canopy of emerald trees. Our beach is a unique place where the sea and river combine to create a tropical paradise. Frenchman’s Cove beach is the kind of place where you lose track of time. You can laze with a book, relax with some drinks, or splash in the sea salt spray. The beach is accompanied by freshwater riverside showers, restrooms, and a beach bar and grill.

Beach Menu:  Click here to see our beach menu (prices are subject to change).

The bar and grill is independently operated and accept Cash, Visa/MasterCard, and Debit Cards. In addition, we do not offer daybeds, the daybeds are rented by the bar and grill at JA$300.00 for day pass guests and JA$200.00 for in-house guests.

Frenchman’s Cove in the News:

Forbes – The Top Caribbean Beaches for 2020, Forbes article.

The Culture Trip – The top 10 most beautiful place in Jamaica, view article here.

Soak up the splendour and spend the day with us with one of our Beach Pass options for a truly relaxing experience.

Please pay for all beach passes at the hotel reception

(Beach entrance fee change effective April 01st, 2022 – JA$1,200.00 (local rate) & US$12.00 (overseas rate) for 12 years and over, under 12 years half price).

Beach Code of Conduct  – Guidelines and Protocols

Frenchman’s Cove is a tranquil and beautiful place. To preserve its charm we kindly ask guests to adhere to the following code of conduct, click the link below to view:

Beach Code of Conduct – Guidelines and Protocols (click to expand)


• No food and Beverage allowed (Items may be purchased from independently operated bar and grill located on the beach) 

• No Igloos

• Daybeds can be rented from Bar and Grill ar a cost of US$3 per bed, (Beds are sanitised before and after use)

• No games allowed i.e.dominoes, football, frisbees etc.

• No flotation devices

• As we try to reduce the exchange of monies, we ask you purchase entrance tickets online or arrive with the exact amount for entrance payment

• Please do not leave trash on the beach

• Any lost and found items will be discarded.

• Restrooms have queues demarcated by social distance lines with 3 person entry at any one time. Each gender has a designated attendant to sanitize after each use.

• No music to be played on the beach
• No Nudity
• No Pets/Animals
• Swimming is not permitted beyond the demarcation rope
• No swimming outside of lifeguard presence 10am to 5pm
The operating times are from 10 am to 5 pm. Persons must depart property no later than 5:15 pm
• We have two designated parking areas – The Car park is designated for cars and the area at the entrance of the property for larger vehicles and when the car park has been filled. Please note vehicles are parked at owners’ risk.

• No Re-entry


Beach Non-Refund Policy

A Non-Refund Policy


A non-refund policy highlighted unless force majeure: Please see force majeure clause which can be used.

If cancellation is by impacts of a Force Majeure then a 50% refund on the amount paid will be offered. (Force Majeure is subject to the Acts of God, including but not limited to hurricanes, flooding on property, earthquakes, fires, power outages, as well as any government intervention, police action, staff disputes, and strikes, civil disorders, terrorism, or other emergencies.  Covid curfews are not covered under force majeure and it is expected you will obey the governments’ guidelines. If refunds are being offered a 72 hours period is required to action.

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Frenchman’s Cove

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The beach at Frenchman’s Cove is one of Jamaica’s most beautiful places. Surrounded on both sides by vegetated rocky cliffs, the stunning contrast between the green forests and cerulean sky and ocean make this place truly special. The films Lord Of The Flies and Knight And Day were filmed on the beach, showcasing both the beauty and wildness of the area. It is located on the eastern side of the island in Portland parish, far from the busy tourist towns like Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. While you’re nearby, make sure to check out Blue Lagoon, another of Jamaica’s most beautiful spots.

Beach FAQ’s


What time does the beach open and close?
Our beach is open from 9am to 5pm.


How much is entry to the beach?
For adults beach entry is $12 USD and for children under 12 $6 USD. Beach passes can be purchased higher up this page.


Is there a local rate for beach entry?
Yes. Entrance to the beach for Jamaican residents is $1,200.00 JMD for adults and $600.00 JMD for children under 12. Please bring your ID.


Can I take food and drink to the beach?
It is not permitted for guests to bring food and drink to Frenchman’s Cove beach. Frenchman’s Cove has an independently operated beach Bar & Grill serving traditional Jamaican dishes ranging from jerk chicken to lobster. A variety of alcoholic and soft drinks are also sold including juices, cocktails, beers and wine!


What amenities are there at the beach?
We have an adjacent grassed area to the beach reserved for the playing of games as this is not allowed on the sand area. Opposite the beach is a yoga shala which is not a part of your day pass beach experience but a rental arrangement can be made by visiting the reception building.


Is there a group discount for beach entry?
We offer a discount on the beach entrance fee for groups of 60 and more. For more information please contact the front desk on +1 (876) 993-7270.


Can I rent beach chairs?
Yes. Beach chairs can be rented out from the Beach Bar & Grill. They are priced at $3 per bed.


Can I rent the Frenchman’s Cove beach for an event?
Yes. Guests can rent the Frenchman’s Cove beach for birthdays or any event of your choice, we have two types of rental dependent on the nature of your event, kindly complete and submit the Venue Rental Application Form and we will be in contact to assist in making this arrangement.

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