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Hellshire Beach, Portmore

(2.6/5 based on 100+ 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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  • Hellshire Beach is one of Portmore's popular Beaches and is usually very crowded especially on public Holidays as there is no entry fee! There is No secure Parking or change rooms but upon arrival you...  more »
  • We arrived on this beach a little by chance after a long drive and here... the fishermen had just come home with hundreds of fish and lobsters. We asked if we could buy 3 lobsters, and we have acquired it for less than 15euros 3... We went to one of the small restaurants on the beach so that they cook us them and there the combo perfect! For to can close 35euros here we are with 3 huge lobsters with trimmings, simply one of the best meals of my life!
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  • If you want to go to a real Jamaican place for a different experience, then go to this place I wouldent suggest taking a family or going at night,but for a few fellas that want beers and seafood its s...  more »