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Hellshire Beach

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Ok beach, excellent food

One of the popular beaches in jamaica. Not the best but still great experience. It is wavy and there is seaweed/garbage floating around. Best part is the food that is available at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vanessa V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went for the day, we had a blast on the beach and enjoyed ourselves immensely. However when we ate at one of the fish joints we were flabbergasted by the bill. $234 for lunch!!! The food was delicious but definitely a ripoff. We ate at Gloria's in Port Royal the other day and had a very... More 

1 Thank Iain T
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you go, if you can ignore the parking guys, just park yourself because they will try to get you to use their food hut. walk around and choose one, get the price first before ordering, in fact get prices from a few places as they vary widely. The escovitch fish is great and so is the lobster. Best lobster... More 

Thank Errol47
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the popular beaches in jamaica. Not the best but still great experience. It is wavy and there is seaweed/garbage floating around. Best part is the food that is available at restaurants right on the beach. Great seafood and especially the oysters are amazing. Sold by the "oyster man" with homemade sauce that is to die for. only 300... More 

Thank Vanessa V
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Beach several restaurants right ama zing seafood wish I would've gotten the lobster but had the Parrot fish with Bammy it was awesome will defiantly return and get lobster next visit .

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The water is nice and clear, but it was a bit wavy when I was here. It's a bit out of kingston. The atmosphere is ok, with a bunch of fish fry shacks along the beach. The beach itself is narrow, lots of damage. A fish lunch is going to set you back, Dont think that just because it is... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

Being raised in Jamaica, everyone knows about red snapper and parrot fish, lobster, shrimp. especially when they are straight out of the ocean, laying there for you in an igloo to choose from. :) Always great atmosphere and wonderful service from our friends selling to us on the beach of Hellshire. I would recommend here to the world!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Hellshire Beach is one of Portmore's popular Beaches and is usually very crowded especially on public Holidays as there is no entry fee! There is No secure Parking or change rooms but upon arrival you rushed upon by the locals almost forcing you to park in a certain place & then forcing you to pay them to 'watch' your car??... More 

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Palm Beach
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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

If you want to go to a real Jamaican place for a different experience, then go to this place I wouldent suggest taking a family or going at night,but for a few fellas that want beers and seafood its somthing worth going for. You will get over charged ,but it still.not alot of money and to be honest the people... More 

Thank Palmbeacherpalmbeach
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Reviewed January 9, 2017

It was probably once a nice beach. Now there's only maybe 3 feet of sand, then water. I was disappointed in this trip. Fort Clarence is the best beach in Kingston. Don't bother wasting your time going to Hellshire unless maybe for the food.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day totaly ruined by the greed of of the people demanding $1400 per pound for fried fish, one fish each with festival $10000 ...... will never entrtain that again. Cooked in shack over driftwood fire.....please stop looking for the quick $ and look to teturning customers

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