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Activities: Dining, Sunbathing, Swimming

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Hellshire beach is a fantastic place for seafood, music and swimming. I've read some other reviews which give the impression as if visitors expected the "garden of eden", but we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Mandeville, Jamaica

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great sea and sand. And good exposure to genuine local culture. Lots of beachfront restaurants all serving the same plain fried fish with bland bammy or festival. No public toilets - makes you wonder about the water quality. But nevermind those things. The locals are having a ton of fun here, and you should too!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Hellshire beach is a true locals kinda place. No corporate hotels or restaurants, just regular Jamaicans doing what's fun-beaching & eating fresh seafood. We went in the evening just before sunset and watched the tide come in, the beach itself isn't very wide and the water was a bit rough being that the tide was coming in. The main attraction... More 

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Mandeville, Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Hellshire beach is a fantastic place for seafood, music and swimming. I've read some other reviews which give the impression as if visitors expected the "garden of eden", but we must be real! First, I have been approached by those scouts looking for customers to eat at their food stands or restaurants. However you have the freedom to choose where... More 

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Bermuda
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Hellshire beach is very relaxing I have been there on they many times I have visited Jamaica I have seen other reviews that people said they have been charged a fee to enter but I have never paid to enter. Take in the sights listen to the music have some food and a drink take a swim play dominos or... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The place is typical Jamaican looking with lots of little buildings around it. The water is so beautiful and crystal clear on a hot day you will enjoy this beach. They have horse back riding on the beach but the main reason for me going there was to pick my own fish and have them cook it. The wait for... More 

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Spanish Town, Jamaica
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is just comfy, let your hair down, relax and enjoy atmosphere. Very rootsy! a little of everything. They are now making a lot of upgrades, so night or day, excellent place to visit

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Growing up in Jamaica, Hellshire Beach was where we would go on a Sunday to have some fun in the sun and eat fried fish and festival. The fish and festival (fried dough) were the best back then and are still the best today! During the season, the lobster is a must...so delicious. Unfortunately, no lobster for us on this... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Where Kingstonians come to play and relax. Some of the best fish and beautiful white sandy beaches just about 20 minutes outside of Kingston. A nice way to spend the day outside the concrete jungle. Rootsman can be found here too!

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Blue Castle; Jamaica
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A FISH/SEAFOOD LOVER PARIDISE... I have been coming here for years, however nowadays I rarely visit; only at the request of visiting friends. The beach it self in in poor condition. The touts, hagglers, and everybody with a hammer and nail trying to out build everybody into the sea is simply disappointing. Prepare to be harassed for parking that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Awsome beach, sometimes dirty and too crowded. they serve the best fish and festival. Choices are there

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