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Hellshire Beach, Portmore
(2.8/5 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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  • One Wednesday a group of us rented a bus and headed off to Hellshire Beach with the intention of enjoying a day in the water with lots of rum punch and Hellshire's famous fish. What a disappointment ....  more »
  • Place to visit is Prendy's on the beach. Saw this on eat around Jamaica and it was a must visit for me. The food is fresh and the care they give in preparation makes it even special. I mentioned that ...  more »
  • Fish great as usual,well done to order..water clear and warm.. Vendors friendly as usual enterta in the form of music playing right on the beach