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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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Perfect hidden treasure

Shell beach is a small scenic and beautifully located treasure for all to enjoy. Sand shoes are recommended for the little ones, at least until you're in the water. There is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
dinahelen
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Mississauga, Canada
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Mississauga, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Shell beach is a small scenic and beautifully located treasure for all to enjoy. Sand shoes are recommended for the little ones, at least until you're in the water. There is a restaurant on the beach facing the ocean. It is of Brazilian background although I cannot remember the full name of the restaurant at this time. Food and drinks... More 

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Lakewood, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Small and nice. Not far from the harbor. Restaurant in front of the beach. The name is understood after walking on the beach. Mix of sand and shell. Not super comfortable while walking on it but in front of such sea it does not matter. Little waves that day, ok with kids.

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Norcross, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is why you come to the Caribbean. Stunning blue waters, beautiful, peaceful setting, no crowds. Absolutely gorgeous. Walking distance from Gustavia. Worth sticking around for drinks at sunset.

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New Mexico
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Shell Beach is very near Gustavia, the port of St Barts island and is walking distance from the port when all of the boats drop off passengers. There is parking all along adjoining neighborhood streets and there is a great casual restaurant on the beach. The beach, as the name suggests, is entirely of shells that are in the process... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful beach w a fantastic atmosphere. The sand the bar, the restaurant the little shop. It's all so perfect. The music is usually live and u feel as if ur in a sunny commercial. We love that place and always will. Five perfect stars!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Quirky, no shade anywhere, perfect for sun worshippers. Great restaurant at Do Brazil who also provide facilities...to hot for us but lovely to look at

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Sorry, can't say a lot about this beach. There are many other beaches on the island that are far better than this. As it clearly states in its name, it's a beach full of shells. Tough to walk and lay on. Has a nice bar and a little shop but nothing much else. If you are a shell collector this... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

It was very very very warm with no breeze so be mindful of this. Super fun to look for special shells to take home as souvenirs. Be mindful that the beach is made of shells that are in varying degrees of crushed up so it can be a bit rough on your feet. The restaurant Go Brazil is a bit... More 

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Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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230 reviews 230 reviews
15 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Literally within 15 minute walk of down town Gustavia. As taxis are very expensive, this is the only beach within walking distance and therefore it gets busy. It is a small beach of crushed shells, so beach/swimming shoes are a necessity unless you have very hard feet! The beach shelves steeply and there can be an undertow which makes it... More 

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New York City, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Be prepared to wear your flip flops to get on and off the beach to protect from the myriads of shells.....bring a towel and don't miss having a cocktail while enjoying the sunshine!

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