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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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Manchester, New Hampshire
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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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245 reviews 245 reviews
121 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
46 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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196 reviews 196 reviews
55 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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