Hellshire Beach, Portmore

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#18 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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  • September 18, 2017
    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 »
  • August 20, 2017
    My husband and I recently dined here with my cousins. The fried fish and lobster tails were delicious!!! The festival was also good. Hellshire beach would not be my beach of choice for swimming. There...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We went to Hellshire Beach today and while the beach was very beautiful we left with a bad taste in our mouths after dining at Red's. These guys are total rip-offs! We received 2 small fried fish that...  more »

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