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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  • I am a Jamaican and it is very disheartening reading all the reviews of bad experiencing (being ripped off). First, I would suggest that you eat at Bev and Sons, they are known for their good food wit...  more »
  • I spent a day here and it was gorgeous. The water was clear, clean and Perfect temperature!! I loved it. I also cannot even express how delicious the food was. My bf and I ate at Merl's and we absolut...  more »
  • This is a wonderful place. Its ideal to spend time with family or friends. There are loads of shops along the beach where you can purchase snacks, seafood and drinks. Its a great place for church or s...  more »

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