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 just outside the heart of Hellshire, Hellshire Beach is on the South East edge of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. You will usually find the beach to be rather roomy, since the surrounding region and the beach itself are not extremely crowded.

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 restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Hellshire Beach at all, it's worth a try. Each destination around the Caribbean has its own cuisine, and Jamaica is no different. One of the best places to experience the local specialties is right next to the coast. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. You may also have the option to order some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

You will be able to use a public restroom 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.

Tourist who plan to take full advantage of the amenities offered at this location, are in luck; Hellshire Beach happens to be located in an area that is generally free of many crowds. With that fact in mind, failing to find an available amenity or service at Hellshire Beach is not something you will do regularly, no matter what time it is.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South East coast of Jamaica. Acropolis Portmore is one of a few local attractions.

Historical attractions such as Port Royal offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Hellshire Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Jamaica, without having to leave the coast. In fact, this shore is only a brief cab ride away from this site of historical significance.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

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 a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The nearby town of Spanish Town is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the shore, Spanish Town is located roughly seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Those hoping to find a hotel room close to Hellshire Beach won't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You can find the closest booking options by looking over what's listed in the following table.

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


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is Exquisite Restaurant & Lounge. The restaurant has both Chinese and Jamaican dishes on the menu. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Jamaica besides Hellshire Beach.

You might also want to visit Brooks Pen Beach, which is located a short taxi ride away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Jamaica; then again, taking a swim at Hellshire Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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