Hellshire Beach is located near Portmore, about 40 minutes drive away. It is a popular public beach conveniently located for visitors from Kingston who come mainly on weekends. The place is famed for its escoveitch fish & festival as well as the safe swimming. The beach is more exposed when there is a current running to the south and the waters along the shoreline are often quite cloudy due to the stirred up sand.
The beach was once called ‘Healthshire’ because it had a reputation as a health retreat. The name has since evolved into its name today: ‘Hellshire’.