Hellshire Beach

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Hellshire Beach
Beach
The paying section of Hellshire Beach looking east towards Kingston and the Blue Mountains.
The paying section of Hellshire Beach looking east towards Kingston and the Blue Mountains.
Hellshire Beach is located in Jamaica
Hellshire Beach
Hellshire Beach
Coordinates: 17°53′51″N 76°53′40″W / 17.8973962°N 76.8945444°W / 17.8973962; -76.8945444Coordinates: 17°53′51″N 76°53′40″W / 17.8973962°N 76.8945444°W / 17.8973962; -76.8945444
Country Jamaica
Parish St Catherine
Time zone EST (UTC-5)

Hellshire Beach, Jamaica, is located near Portmore, and famed for its fried fish and safe swimming.[1] It has near white sands with a very small trace of black sand.[1] 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.[1]

It is a popular public beach conveniently located for the residents of Portmore and weekend visitors from Kingston.[1]

Once called "Healthshire" due to its reputation as a health retreat its name has since evolved into "Hellshire" though both pronunciations are technically correct.[citation needed]

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There is a section with life guards and a buoyed off swimming area approximately 200 m long.[1] It has changing/showering facilities which are kept fairly clean.[1] This has a number of tables and benches in the shade of grapenut trees and there is a fish restaurant and bar.[1]

Free section[edit]

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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Hellshire Beach in Kingston, Jamaica". www.kingston-jamaica.net. Retrieved 2009-09-07.