Hellshire Beach

The shows at Hellshire Beach are legendary and draw extremely large crowds to its shores. Beauty contests, concerts, and various other activities keep this beach active and packed on the weekends. Food can be found from numerous local vendors and the facilities are adequate for a few hours on the beach.

Located near the middle of Hellshire, Hellshire Beach is on the South East coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, may really like the middle ground found at Hellshire Beach. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

How to Access The Beach
Located south of Portmore on Jamaica's southern coast, the beach can be accessed from numerous spots along Hellshire's Main Rd.

Amenities and Ambiance

Hellshire Beach is the largest and most popular beach along Jamaica's South Shore because it has interesting black sands and cool clean waters.

There is also a great restaurant right on-site if you're interested; many find it the perfect, convenient solution for lunch. There all types of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in Jamaica, but having a meal on the beach can be a particularly memorable one. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. If available, you could also buy some food from one of the local vendors who are generally found here.

Restrooms are available at Hellshire Beach. The casual and friendly atmosphere of Hellshire Beach attracts a range of locals to its shores, mostly on the weekends. Fishermen work the shores, women cook and sell fried foods, and locals come out to enjoy their days in leisure. Large crowds converge when the beach puts on different forms of activities like beauty contests and reggae concerts.

Visitors who hope to take advantage of the conveniences available at this beach, will be thankful; Hellshire Beach happens to be found in an area that rarely sees much of a crowd. As such, the availability of certain amenities shouldn't be negatively affected.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Hellshire Beach on Jamaica's South East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Acropolis Portmore, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like National Gallery of Jamaica (located within driving distance) offer an entertaining diversion and a new way to experience Jamaica's culture.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Hellshire Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Acropolis Portmore Casino 4.0 N Jamaica
Port Royal Historical Site 4.1 NE Jamaica
Port Royal Community Center Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 4.1 NE Jamaica
Fort Charles Museum 4.3 NE Jamaica
18 Century Iron Bridge Historical Site 7.3 NNW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Hellshire Beach is very close to Spanish Town, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Not far away you'll find Spanish Town, a city which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Spanish Town is a little ways off, maybe seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may see visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is located in a pretty popular vacation area, it is not typically very tough to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you're looking to book a place that's near the water, the table below shows the accommodation options closest to Hellshire Beach.

Accommodations near Hellshire Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Casanova 3.8 N Hotel
Sea Horse Rider Inn 4.2 NNE Hotel
Grand Port Royal Hotel 4.4 NE Hotel


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is Exquisite Restaurant & Lounge. The restaurant serves both Chinese and Jamaican dishes on the menu. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Hellshire Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Exquisite Restaurant & Lounge (876) 949-8278 Chinese, Jamaican Very Casual 2.8 mi. N
Rodney's Arms (876) 988-1063 International Very Casual 3.4 mi. NNE
Colours Sports Bar & Grill (876) 939-5350 -- -- 3.7 mi. N
Domino's Port Henderson (876) 998-5411 Italian Very Casual 3.7 mi. N
Burger King Braeton Road -- American Very Casual 3.8 mi. N
KFC Breaton -- American Very Casual 3.8 mi. N
Gloria's -- -- -- 4.2 mi. NE
Big Shanghai Restaurant (876) 740-1111 -- -- 4.2 mi. N
Good Fortune Restaurant (876) 949-7991 -- -- 4.2 mi. N

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Jamaica besides Hellshire Beach worth visiting.

You may also enjoy Brooks Pen Beach, located ten and a half miles to the east.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, visiting Hellshire Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Jamaica even more memorable.


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