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Shell Beach

Gustavia, St Barthelemy
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Gustavia
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
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Owner description: This beach is littered with shells for that perfect vacation memento.
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Toronto, Canada
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157 reviews 157 reviews
17 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Shell Beach - you can easily walk to from downtown Gustavia. It's between the 2 hills. It is a secluded beach with 1 restaurant. You can rent chairs and an umbrella for 40Euro a day or bring your own towels and lie down on the beach. There are TONS of shells - most of the beach is covered with them... More

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Rolling Meadows
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

when cruise ships are in this beach is filled with tourists as they can walk from the boat dock. Restaurant very good but very expensive

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Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I wasn't planning on coming to Shell Beach. We had heard how great St. Jean Beach was, so that's where I was headed. My husband dragged me here - literally. The signage to the beach is mostly great, but then it disappears. We trekked up a hill, and then back down the hill in another direction and then discovered upon... More

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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Short walk through streets from town & yacht basin. Some steep climbs which may be tiring for the elderly. Shell Beach is tucked away & is a great spot for swimming. There is a small beach cafe/bar & not much else. The beach has a nice laid back feel, but it's nothing spectacular.

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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Shell beach is in a great spot in Gustavia; we were hear both in the day time and at night for an event. The day beach scene is good, not to crowded. The night event was for a regatta and they did a really good job with the outdoor bar, food and music. Pack a cooler and some sun screen... More

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vancouver
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I like to collect shells for my students, and this is the best beach I have EVER found. It would outstanding in the fact that I have never seen so many shells in one place. Truly outstanding.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The noises you hear when the tide rolls in at this beach are unlike anything else you've experienced at any other beach! The beach has shells instead of sand and every time a wave comes in you hear this whistling from the water going through the shells. It was my favorite beach in St Bart's, which was hard to choose,... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Hearing the name this is MORE than I imagined! WOW!!!!! The sand or should I say shells are covered with shells (lol) I hve never seen so many shells! It was as if there was no sand and just shells! It was BEAUTIFUL! The crystal clear water was breathtaking! I loved the rocks on the right hand side. Made for... More

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Aventura, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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