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Hellshire Beach, Portmore
(2.9/5 based on 95+ 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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  • Take a taxi to the beach. Fort Clarence Park and Beach at Hellshire is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. It is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and there is a small entrance fe...  more »
  • Hellshire was really a nice beach at one point when it's holiday and you would here the family mention beach hellshire was first in mind especially because there were no funds involved. but visiting r...  more »
  • Fab local beach, great atmosphere and quiet. During my time on holiday this beach was my haven when the heat became unbearable.