Walking towards the beach through the forest, we passed a small river before reaching the beach proper. A horseshoe shaped little bay with a quite narrow opening into the sea, friendly waves lapping onto the beach but wilder ones in a distance. White sand blinded us, and we quickly got rid of our shirts and shorts, left our stuff behind, and ran into the inviting sea. For quite a while, the sea was shallow, but walking further in, it was more rough and there was a pretty strong current. The drop-off is quite drastic, and the waves become progressively higher here. Great to dive into and play with the waves as they roll in.
After diving through the waves of Frenchman's Cove Beach, you cannot feel the bottom anymore and you can swim. But not far, as a line clearly indicates until where you are supposed to go. From here, the sea is wide open, and the waves serious. They crash wildly on the rocky coast, and from here, the sea looks completely different and less friendly than from the beach. Instead of being bluish-green, it is deep blue here. While swimming at Frenchman's Cove Beach is limited, diving into the waves certainly is a highlight.
If you want to cool off, there is a small river leading right up to a corner of the beach. It has quite some current, and you can let yourself float right into the surf of the sea after jumping into it on the side. Furthermore, a rope hanging from a tree gives you the possibility to mimic Tarzan, you can swing and let yourself fall into the cool waters of the creek after which you will float into the sea. At times, there can be a queue to have a go at it. Back to the beach, and you hear people screaming at the waves in joy. And then, it is time to stretch out, feel the warmth of the Jamaican sun around you, and relax.
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