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Hellshire Beach

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Address: Portmore, Jamaica
Phone Number: 2124374239

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Good food and entertainment

Went to Prendy's and had some fried snapper and festival. It took about 30 minutes from order selection to the table. The staff was friendly and the food was priced reasonably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Strongly recommend being accompanied by a local when you head on to hellshire beach. Not very tourist friendly. However, you will get a feel of the real Jamaican vibe. They have a nice seafood shack next to the water

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Hartford, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Prendy's and had some fried snapper and festival. It took about 30 minutes from order selection to the table. The staff was friendly and the food was priced reasonably. The place was sanitary. The view of the beach was perfect. We listened to music, were offered custom craft by business men, and had enjoyable chatter while taking photos.... More 

Thank TheWorldInTime
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been visiting Jamaica for over 20 years. Portland is my favorite area. Have a friend who lives in Kingston. First time staying in Kingston. Totally impressed. I understood beaches wouldn't be as accessible. Researched before trip. Two beaches according to Trip Advisor. Hellshire & Ft. Clarence. First visit to Hellshire. We had a seasoned driver accompanying us. When you... More 

1 Thank Nancy B
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Hellshire Beach during the week which was less congested than if you were to go on the weekend. Tons of shops to eat. I enjoyed my time that I spent there.

Thank Joy D
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

There's no sand the little cook shops take up all the spaces, then if you sit in their shop you have to buy food from them. I used to hear people talk about it and I expected so much from the infamous "hellshire" beach never again.

Thank tntmommy2
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I have family in portmore and kingston so always go with them for fish. I have never had any trouble there. But if you are new to Jamaica or looking for tourist information i would reccommend heading to the north ochie, negril etc. This is great to go to if you are based in kingston for a while. And as... More 

Thank ecomsue
Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Best fresh, done to order fish. However you like it Aunt Merl n her son Matthew in the kitchen will make it perfect. Great bammy and festivals also. You won't be disappointed. PS. Not much beach to lay on n not the clearest water to swim in. L

Thank Mikagirlja
Queens, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

my wife,sister,and a cousin would never go back to hellshire even if our lives depend on it. The people who greeted us acted like voltures

Thank dwalker2016
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Worse beach experience in jamaica beware lots of thief on this beach dont park too far away from we're you can see your car .. I had my car broken into windows smashed and all my personal items stolen .. the beach is ok but the locals give it a bad name and the businesses will suffer because I wouldn't... More 

Thank Tiffany N
Bronx, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

going to Hellshire I look forward the the soup style fish omg I love .the people, the beach .the sunshine.

Thank joy c

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