Hellshire Beach, Portmore

#15 of 25 in Beaches in Jamaica
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 beach here has been washed away over the years but if you want the best fish ever then this is the place to go. There are multiple little restaurants to choose from. You go in and select your fish...  more »
  • The food (fish and festival) were great and was also the best part of being there. The place itself looked rundown and a bit deserted, I'm not sure if it was the time of day or time of year but I expe...  more »
  • So went here with my family and we had a good time...great seafood available right on the seaside...Lively music,just a great summer kind of vibe...  more »
  • Prendy's honey garlic lobster and turn cornmeal is divine
  • Best beach in the world. Visit Brother Paul's restaurant his service is impeccable. Tge meals are always delicious.
  • Celine's British link up is the place to be on the beach! Excellent customer service with the best sea food the beach has to offer.
  • Great place to visit, I loved the fresh fried fish!
  • Aunt Merl’s fish is to die for , don’t ever go to hell shire and not eat their fish and festival !😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
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