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.

Situated toward the center of Hellshire, Hellshire Beach is on the South East coast of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers will notice that, while Hellshire Beach is by no means quiet and secluded, it's also not one of Jamaica's most crowded beaches. This makes it an excellent choice for those of you who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

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 on-location, which many Hellshire Beach visitors find convenient and satisfying. There are so many unique restaurants in Jamaica, but not every meal you enjoy has to be at a fine restaurant. Some vacationers find it more convenient and relaxing to eat on near the beach than in another restaurant. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. On some days, it may be possible to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. 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.

the immediate vicinity around Hellshire Beach is not exactly a tourism capital. With this in mind, the availability of certain facilities shouldn't be negatively affected.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's South East coast. Port Royal is seen four miles to the northeast, and it is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Fort Charles, one of the closest museums, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If you're looking for nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Hellshire Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Port Royal Historical Site 4.1 NE Jamaica
Fort Charles Museum 4.3 NE Jamaica
18 Century Iron Bridge Historical Site 7.3 NNW Jamaica
Old Court House Historical Site 7.6 NW Jamaica
Studio174 Art Gallery 7.8 NE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Hellshire Beach is very close to Spanish Town, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Spanish Town is nearby and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, Spanish Town is a little ways off, maybe seven and a half miles (12 kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may meet visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of hotel rooms within a car's reach. A list of the closest options have been displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Hellshire Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand Port Royal Hotel 4.4 NE Hotel
Jamaica Pegasus 8.6 NE Resort
Forres Park 9.2 NE Hotel


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Hellshire Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Prendy's on the Beach. This restaurant features Jamaican food. Many guests rave about their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Hellshire Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Prendy's on the Beach (876) 385-9497 Jamaican Informal 0.3 mi. S
Exquisite Restaurant & Lounge (876) 949-8278 Chinese, Jamaican Very Casual 2.8 mi. N
Domino's Port Henderson (876) 998-5411 Italian Very Casual 3.7 mi. N
KFC Breaton -- American Very Casual 3.8 mi. N
Sea Shell Restaurant & Lounge (876) 988-7129 Jamaican Informal 4.0 mi. NNE
Jungle Fyah Jerk Centre Restaurant (876) 560-7913 Jamaican Informal 4.1 mi. N
Gloria's (876) 967-8066 Caribbean Informal 4.2 mi. NE
Quartemaine (876) 967-8494 Caribbean Fine Dining 4.4 mi. NE
Red Jack (876) 967-8494 Caribbean Informal 4.4 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach in Jamaica will have lots of options besides Hellshire Beach.

Travelers may also want to consider Brooks Pen Beach, located just a cab ride away.

Of course, Jamaica has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Hellshire Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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