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Nice and free

Nice beach and free, locals keep the beach clean and they ask a little tip for this. There are... read more

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Middelbeers, The Netherlands
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A lot of good local flavor for the area at Winifred Beach! Plenty of colorful characters and lots... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beach and free, locals keep the beach clean and they ask a little tip for this. There are several stalls who are selling different kind of stuffs. If you want to visit the blue lagoon, you can also arrange a boat over here.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JAScholten
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of good local flavor for the area at Winifred Beach! Plenty of colorful characters and lots of fun.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ChicagoPinky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great beach to because it is free. Yes, there is someone sitting at the enter an email that will try to collect money to help keep the area clean. However, you can bypass them or brush them off. Once you park, you’ll...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank SpencerCoffman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another Jem of a beach, amazing Carribean colours in the sea. Swimming is safe (just make sure you don't step on rocks as they have spikey sea hedge hogs on them. Take the sandy route into sea! Great parking, some craft stalls few bars and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank welltravelledjourney
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Easy and cheap to get to from Port Antonio if you use a Route Bus. It is a short walk down to it from the main road. Please leave a donation to help maintain this clean beautiful facility otherwise it is technically free to enjoy....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Acceptitasitcomes
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

Been here 6 times; it’s gone down hill. It’s a public beach so there is no cost but they take a contribution for the cost of cleaning the beach which locals do to keep people visiting and spending money. My issues is they take contributions...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Trip762762
Reviewed 24 January 2019

Great place to hang out. Gorgeous beach but watch the locals to figure out where to swim as there are sea urchins.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alexcampbell2018
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

One of the last free beaches in Jamaica. This is nice tranquil beach to chill have some food, swim and relax. Be sure to make a donation as you enter so they can keep up the good work and keep this beach free for all.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Aubynwr
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Beautiful wide free beach. Middle of beach should be avoided due to rocky section filled with sea urchins. Not quite as clean as paid beaches but enjoyable if you’re on a budget. We went late morning and it wasn’t crowded.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 474danh
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

I came here in the morning, almost no one was there, only few people opening their small shops (it’s a lot of them here). Beach looked nice, it was for free, but here in Jamaica I’ve seen much more beautiful beaches. I took my snorkel...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Simone H
28 February 2019|
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Response from fredericus e | Reviewed this property |
Hi simone, there are 5 different places to eat. Check us out on zioncountry. One love, Free-I
6 February 2019|
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Response from 474danh | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring food. No special attraction.
Sharpe F
24 November 2017|
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Response from mandydaniels48 | Reviewed this property |
I went in September so not entirely sure. my parents had sent me a video of the rain as it started since the end of Sept and not stopped yet. they told me areas had flooded. Winifred Beach is low down and in a dipped area so... More