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Address: Gustavia, St Barthelemy
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Description: This beach is littered with shells for that perfect vacation memento.

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Very cool beach

This is a really cool beach. They call it Shell Beach for a reason. Spent the afternoon here just chillin. The restaurant by the beach you need a reservation so .. you have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
ddissent
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews 140 reviews
36 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a really cool beach. They call it Shell Beach for a reason. Spent the afternoon here just chillin. The restaurant by the beach you need a reservation so .. you have been warned.

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Lund, Sweden
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Walking distance from town and with the wonderful Do Brasil restaurant overlooking it, Shell Beach is the perfect spot for a lazy lunch and afternoon soaking up the rays.

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Wichita, Kansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We spent the day in St Barths while sailing on the tall ship Star Clipper and went for a nice swim before sundown. The beach is all shells instead of sand. Very unique. You need shoes or tender feet will hurt. Highly recommend. A very easy short walk from the harbor.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Shell beach as its name is made of shells, excellent for collectors. No shade, but loungers available. Sea a little difficult to get into, take pumps and snorkel equipment. Busy on cruise days

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Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a small beach tucked away just of Gustavia which is covered with shells. Of all the beaches in St. Bart's this is the only one I noted with shells (although many crushed). What makes this beach different is a great little restaurant on site where you can eat at the restaurant location or they will serve you on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A lovely shell strewn beach in St. Barts! The beach is long enough to find some privacy with rocky pockets for exploring. The water is beautiful, warm, clean & there is a beach front bar that was quite popular when we were there. Family friendly (shallow entry) - but be careful - some stretches have a rather quick drop off... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

unique shell beach with great sunsets and people watching. Stay for drinks and duck spring rolls at DoBrazil

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Good service, food is fine but the location and people watching are what it is all about. Cruise ship staff mix with passengers on shore leave... local St Baths folks and a few from all over the globe that come to be seen!

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Westchester, NY
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80 reviews 80 reviews
6 attraction reviews
398 helpful votes 398 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Go here absolutely, the restaurant and service are phenomenal and the beach is unique. It was destroyed during a hurricane years ago and is being slowly remade by the ocean back into a sandy beach, but even with the shells, it's perfect to dip into the water and relax on a chair. Shell Beach hosts great relaxing views of the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stopped by for a mid morning beach day. It was calm and relaxing and most importantly a great place to snag a few shells for the trip. We were able to relax and enjoy our time there. Easy access but would recommend walking rather than trying to park in the area.

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