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Address: Rue des Normands (South Western End), Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
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This beach is littered with shells for that perfect vacation memento.

This beach is littered with shells for that perfect vacation memento.

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Nice beach - beautiful sand

Beautiful views! Lovely sand. Waves may be a bit rough, so be careful after storms. Popular spot, so be early to find good spot to relax and enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Antigua and Barbuda
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful views! Lovely sand. Waves may be a bit rough, so be careful after storms. Popular spot, so be early to find good spot to relax and enjoy!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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350 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is an easy walk through town to Shell Beach from the dock. We must have been there on a bad day as most of the beach was sandy and only various spots of broken shells. I had brought beach shoes based on reviews but had no problems being barefoot. The surf was fairly rough and snorkeling was not an... More 

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Thank wctrvlr
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A small beach, but very unique as it is covered in tiny shells. Beautiful views as with all the beaches in St Barths and there is even a bar to have a drink or casual eating.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just as you would imagine by the name of the beach, there's lots of pretty shells on this beach. So don't expect white sandy soft beaches but it's a quiet little alcove. There's also Do Brazil nearby if you need a break from the beach or a bathroom.

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The Villages, Florida
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536 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great secluded beach not far from where the boat docks. Just like in France, watched some ladies with no tops at the beach. The scene is getting rarer these days. In this regards, it could be considered the St. Tropez of the Caribbean.

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Thank Yori O
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the loveliest beaches I have ever been to - and I have been to many! The beach is literally covered in shells and sea glass. It is easily accessible via your boat or an easy stroll thu downtown Gustavia. Very friendly and relaxing. If you are looking for true blue water, this is it. Be sure... More 

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Monroe, Michigan, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Third year in St Barth's and I just discovered this gem! If you want to have the ultimate relaxation day and be catered to this is the beach! Easy to walk to...rent chairs for the day and have the staff of Do Brazil serve you for the day!! The food is great (the ceviche was scrumptious), the cocktails and the... More 

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Thank Faith P
Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

such a fun and beautiful beach to visit with a very unique look with all the shells! the snorkeling on this beach was also very good without having to swim out very far at all! we went back many many times

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Lulea, Sweden
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is actually made of shells, we had never seen anything like it! it´s really exclusive! The water is clear and beautiful and gets deep really fast wich is nice if your a swimmer. Definitely worth a visit!!

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Thank Magnus I
Costa Mesa, California
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beach, amazing swimming and snorkeling, warm sun and small waves. The beach does not have smooth areas to lay your towel down, so be aware of the shells and wear comfy sandals and for best beach experience rent a chair on the beach.

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