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.
Hellshire beach 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 h
ealth retreat its name has since evolved into “Hellshire” though both pronunciations are technically correct.
Hellshire Beach Paid entry section
There 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.
Hellshire Beach Free section
Further to the west there is a free entry to the beach and here there are a large number of fried fish and other stalls.