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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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Great beach. Close to town. Perfect location.

This is s wonderful beach and very relaxing. The water is perfect. Very little wind. A number of rocks can be used to hide behind for privacy. Topless bathing is common. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Florida
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161 reviews 161 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you're in town, and have nothing better to do, you might want to stop by this beach. Yes, there are some shells -- small mounds. No shade at all. But you can walk to it from town. It's next to Do Brazil restaurant -- no great shakes menu wise. You won't be missing out if you miss this one...

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Only a short walk out of Gustavia, Shell Beach offers a magnificent view, a large expanse of shell sand, and a good beach bar Do Brazil.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is s wonderful beach and very relaxing. The water is perfect. Very little wind. A number of rocks can be used to hide behind for privacy. Topless bathing is common. Great restaurant at entrance "Do Brazil". One of the top three beaches in St. Barths.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It is the most Fun Small Beach in the World.. were locals goes during their lunch break.. Great place to lay down and have a bite.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I read a lot about this being one of the best places to watch the sunset, but maybe it depends on the time of the year. We went in April and the sun did not set in the sea in front of the beach. Anyway, it is worth the visit, especially to go to Do Brazil - amazing food!

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Altoona, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went here with our 4 children and they loved playing on the beach and collecting shells. We had never seen anything like it. There are areas of sand were you can sit and relax, but a majority of the beach is shells and the beach is relatively small compared to other beaches. We did not got to a restaurant... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We live along the Gulf Coast. We know what a beach looks like. It has sand and pretty water. Of course, everyone warns you but it's true: This beach has no sand, just a lot of broken shells, and it's extremely small. If not for its proximity to Do's or Gustavia, there would be no reason to go here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great atmosphere a Ibiza feel to it. Lovely food and view from Do Brazil. The staff are efficient and friendly. Love this spot

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stopped at St Barts on P&O's Adonia, The beach is shells and no sand, We preferred to walk around the town and look in all the shops, people warned us about the cost of sunbeds, so we admired the water and the boats from a bench on the quayside, it was very hot the day we arrived there but... More 

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marin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The beach is pretty, the water clear. There is a restaurant and the people are awful, rude, unpleasant and generally horrible. Avoid them. Definitely don't get conned into paying 40 euros to sit in their chairs!

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