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Hellshire Beach, Portmore

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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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  • Lovely water was great,food excellent,i had a steam fish and bammy and also esco fish ,the service was awesome .  more »
  • I am from Trinidad and Tobago and i enjoyed this visit 100%, down to earth, friendly people, great food, the atmosphere there is really relaxing, nice area to bathe  more »
  • My family and I went for the day, we had a blast on the beach and enjoyed ourselves immensely. However when we ate at one of the fish joints we were flabbergasted by the bill. $234 for lunch!!! The fo...  more »