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Hellshire Beach, Portmore

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#18 of 25 in Beaches in Jamaica
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Hellshire Beach, Jamaica, is located near Portmore, and famed for its fried fish and safe swimming. It has near white sands with a very small trace of black sand. Exposed when there is a sea running to the south, the waters close to shore are often quite cloudy due to the stirred up sand.It is a popular public beach conveniently located for the residents of Portmore and weekend visitors from Kingston.Once called "Healthshire" due to its reputation as a health retreat its name has since evolved into "Hellshire" though both pronunciations are technically correct.Paid entry sectionThere is a section with life guards and a buoyed off swimming area approximately 200 m long. It has changing/showering facilities which are kept fairly clean. This has a number of tables and benches in the shade of grapenut trees and there is a fish restaurant and bar.Free sectionFurther to the west there is a free entry to the beach and here there are a large number of fried fish and other stalls.
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  • We went to Hellshire Beach today and while the beach was very beautiful we left with a bad taste in our mouths after dining at Red's. These guys are total rip-offs! We received 2 small fried fish that...  more »
  • The beach is great for family outings. There is horseback riding on the beach. You can order you seafood meal and enjoy when you are ready to eat.  more »
  • To tell you the truth helshire beach still carry the old hut and beach chairs but carry a to die for view...especially if u drive to big or steppa fish spot....and see the sunset....damn natural ........  more »

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