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Hellshire Beach, Portmore

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
3/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
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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  • The food is always good but the aesthetics of the place is very poor. Too many shacks on the beach oh where is the beach again!? The beach was a great disappointment. Besides the food the beach is the...  read more »
  • Been here a few times it's a nice local beach that's tourist friendly. I recommend ordering food at one of the restaurants on the beach. It's good and well worth your money. If your a tourist just don...  read more »
  • I loved this beach. Not as many tourist go here and the food is great! The water was pretty calm and clean. good for a family day trip. 
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