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Shell Beach

Gustavia, St Barthelemy
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Gustavia
Type: Beaches
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Description: This beach is littered with shells for that perfect vacation memento.
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park city UT
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120 reviews 120 reviews
7 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A wonderful beach that can be as peaceful as you like. At times the whole surface of the beach is covered with shells which is really something to see.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great beach to visit...no problems with people bothering you....very private...nice sandy beach and very clear water

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Close your eyes and imagine the sound of tiny shells being washed ashore by waves... that's Shell Beach! Very quiet, small, peaceful beach, no waves and there is a restaurant as well. Beautiful cliffs surrounding the beach - love it there!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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250 reviews 250 reviews
122 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We arrived on a cruise ship and were looking for a beach to relax away from the other passengers. Knowing of Shell Beach around the other side of the island within walking distance, we took our bathing gears and headed toward the beach. After few twists and turns we finally arrived at the beach, true to the recommendation the beach... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Never seen something like that. SHells, shells, shells every where . Just be carefull, 2 miters in the water is shallow and after very deep with Muraenas and jelly fish

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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I walked to Shell Beach after deciding not to spend $60 on a cab ride to Saint Jean Beach. It is an easy 5-10 minute walk from the Gustavia Harbor. Shell Beach is beautiful and exceeded our expectations. We found a large boulder/rock to lounge beside which provided us adequate shade when needed (beach chairs are available... More

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Los Angeles, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The bar called 'Do Brasil' is right next to this beach, but if there's a hippie haven in St Barth, this beach is it. I like Shell Beach, but it isn't for the sophisticated traveler who expects a Class A vacation.

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Oslo, Norway
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188 reviews 188 reviews
46 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Kids loved picking up shells of all kinds. This is one of the nice beaches of St Barth but it is not sandy. It is practically in Gustavia but when you reach the spot you feel you're far from everything. The restaurant Do Brasil is very good and worth the detour. On the week end of Easter people are allowed... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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207 reviews 207 reviews
57 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I don't think I've ever seen so many shells in my life. Took us a little while to find it, we ended up asking a few of the locals to point us in the right direction from the center of Gustavia .Turns out its very close. If you have children they will love this beach, many people were picking up... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We took a day trip to St. Barths from St. Maarten and walked to Shell Beach. Rented a couple chairs and umbrella (56 US) and thoroughly enjoyed the day. The beach is made up of the most beautiful, small, sea shells. The restaurant, Do Brazil, is great. The tuna tartar with avocado mousse was amazing!. This is a great spot... More

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