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Shell Beach

Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Gustavia
Type: Beaches
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Description: This beach is littered with shells for that perfect vacation memento.
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Richmond, Virginia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
32 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Shell beach is one of the smallest on St Barts but it does have the best shells if you want to spend an hour or so shell picking and is just minutes from the centre of Gustavia. Do Brazil is on the beach but we have had very variable eating experiences there.

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Queensbury, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

You go for lunch at DoBrazil, and sit on the small beach for after lunch cocktails. For a full day at a wonderful sandy beach, I recommend Saline or Gouverneur.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We spent a few hours here, whilst on shore from a cruise ship. I thought the beach looked very Greek/Mediterranean - surprising! The water was the warmest we encountered on our 12-island cruise. The water was very clear and there were some fish to see. If on a budget, get some Evian water at the supermarket before coming here- pay... More

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LONDON
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145 reviews 145 reviews
58 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This small but fantastic beach is within easy walking distance from the Gustavia marina along a reasonably well-marked route, but if you get lost locals will point you in the correct direction. The beach is made of tiny shells which are not at all friendly on the feet / body so I suggest wearing water-shoes and carrying a think towel... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

well maintained beach with boutique shopping, delicious food and calming live music. the sand was clean and fine. the water was shallow and perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Very picturesque. Short walk from the centre of Gustavia so if you don't have a car, you can still get there easily. The shells can be quite sharp so bring a good towel to lie on!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The bar here is great for a quick beer and then chill out and swim, there is also some good food and juices to have here, worth checking out for sure

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Tallahassee, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The beach is kinda of hard to find, but ask locals an you will be directed. The beach is tucked into a cove (see photos). It is called shell beach because there are thousands of shells all over the beach starting 4 or 5 feet near the water line and continues into the water for about ten feet. Be sure... More

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