Hellshire Beach, Portmore

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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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  • i used to go with my family back in the 90s up until 05 and it was lovely and pleasant. but i do say it has been ruined somewhat by the litter and the vendors. such a shame.  more »
  • Me and my friends ALWAYS go to Hellshire no matter how many times we be been there. We pull in to the beach driveway and this guy come running telling us about his ppl spot so we decided to check them...  more »
  • The seafood is to die for, I Start by writing that because that is the primary feature of his beach , Its a place to go eat really great sea food. The beach is nice some of it is eroding away but most...  more »
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  • Good place to eat the best fried fish and festivals in Jamaica.
  • Its not what it used to be. Too much hustling which is hassling. I felt rather uncomfortable like I was infringing at a free beach just because people kept trying to sell me something. I couldnt get a chance to just enjoy the beach. It was dirty as well. Hopefully local government will do something to restore it. Also.... Too many shops gees I didnt know where to walk to go on the beach without going through someones shop and then its like vecause u walk there they expect you must buy something. Im Jamaican and i didnt like it so I can just imagine a tourist.... Then again they may enjoy it better. To each his own.
  • Best beach in the world. Visit Brother Paul's restaurant his service is impeccable. Tge meals are always delicious.
  • Prendy's honey garlic lobster and turn cornmeal is divine
  • 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.
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