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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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Aventura, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We arrived on the high-speed ferry from St. Maarten at about 9:30 am. It was low season and many shops were closed, but we did find several that were open, including Louis Vitton (wifey loved that!). Not having any transportation, and not being in the mood for an island tour, we walked to Shell Beach and spent the late morning... More

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Marco Island, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I love this beach. Great waves for the kids and a restaurant if we get hungry. Like to spend an afternoon here when we visit St. Barths. Lots of rocks to climb and crevices to explore.

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Washington, DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I loved both Shell Beach and Guverneur Beach the best of all beaches in St. Bart's. Why? Because they are somewhat off the beaten path, the waters are crystal clear, and you can really unwind, soak in the rays and the beautiful scenery. These beaches, however, are not for children, as many natives swim topless, and on occasion, even bottomless.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This beach was gorgeous. It made me feel as if we just walked out of a 1970's Vogue magazine shoot. Young hot bodies playing frisbee and swimming back and forth from their sailboats.

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park city UT
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120 reviews 120 reviews
7 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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
49 helpful votes 49 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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253 reviews 253 reviews
123 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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Senior Contributor
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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