Hellshire Beach in Jamaica, known for its black and white sands, bevy of events, and fresh seafood, is one of the closest beaches to the capital city of Kingston.
Nestled between the Blue Mountains and fronting the blue Caribbean waters, the beach sometimes called Helthshire offers beautiful views and plentiful visitor amenities. Listed among the great beaches of Jamaica, along with Frenchman's Cove and Seven Mile Beach, Hellshire Beach offers four seasons of fun in the sun.
Portmore is an old fishing village that in the past was sparsely populated, but over the years, its Hellshire Beach has become one a popular places to enjoy time at the shore. This South Coast beach is a popular gathering place. Whether you're looking to spend the day swimming, dip beneath the waters snorkeling, listen to live music, or enjoy some fresh Hillshire Beach seafood, you'll find it here.
Nearly 700 feet of Hellshire Beach in Jamaica are watched over by lifeguards as a public beach, making the beach popular with families, honeymooners, spring break travelers, and others looking for a safe place to relax. Here, you'll have access to a variety of visitor amenities, changing rooms, showers, picnic tables, colorful shops, and restaurants serving Hellshire Beach seafood.
You'll have the chance to enjoy the typical beach pursuits such as swimming, sunbathing, tanning, and looking for shells. If you're the type of person who thinks a day at the beach should be relaxing, you'll find ample opportunities to lounge in the sun, nap, read a good novel, and dip your toes in the water.
If you want to take the plunge, the crystal clear waters are excellent for swimming and snorkeling. Along with a rainbow of marine life, keep your eyes peeled while on land. Hellshire Beach in Jamaica is one of the last remaining natural habitats of the colorful iguana. Lime Cay, a small uninhabited island just of the coast of Kingston and Portmore, is worth the short boat ride if you're really interesting in snorkeling among coral reefs and underwater caves.
Back on the surface, many of the beachside restaurants serve Hellshire Beach seafood for a great price—fried fish and super-fresh catches are specialties, as is escoviched fish, a stir-fry with onions, tomatoes, and peppers. Don't miss the chance to try festival, a sweet pastry served alongside of Hellshire Beach seafood, a recipe rarely duplicated outside of Kingston.
If you want to catch your own dinner, you'll have ample opportunities to go fishing here. The waters of Kingston Bay are known for marlin and snapper; charters are readily available to venture out further for dolphin fish, wahoo, and tuna.
Many hotels and restaurants are located near Hellshire Beach, which is especially nice at the end a long day at the beach. After the sun has dipped below the horizon, you'll be ready to see what the night has to offer. Cosmopolitan Kingston is known for its thriving night life scene with live music, night clubs, and fusion restaurants pulsing with energy.
Island nights also afford visitors the chance to visit art galleries, enjoy tropical cocktails, and go shopping. Hotel accommodations also offer variety. Whether you're looking for a sleek hotel with modern amenities, budget-friendly lodging, welcoming resorts, or mountainside retreats, you'll find what you're looking for within fifteen miles of Hellshire Beach.