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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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Nice, small beach but gets steep quickly. May get a topless surprise!

This beach was about a twenty minute pleasant walk from our Cruise ship pier. Lots of cute shops along the way but most cruisers returned empty handed, as the island is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Houston,Texas
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Houston,Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This beach was about a twenty minute pleasant walk from our Cruise ship pier. Lots of cute shops along the way but most cruisers returned empty handed, as the island is very expensive. We did find a casual bar with free wifi and decent rest rooms about 2 blocks from the ship. Very small drinks were 4 euros. At Shell... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We were advised to visit shell beach to watch the sunset and we were not disappointed. Lovely beach and we had a great table at Do Brazil with delicious snacks and drinks to enjoy!

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Devon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Bit of an uphill trek but worth it. Collect some shells and laze... Beach bar was buzzing and busy but we ate on the quayside and just wanted a cool off. Ideal

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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Amazing Restaurant, great food, great service, great view, great owners. We had almost everything on the menu during our stay, and everything was perfect.

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Wells, Maine
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We're on Azamara Quest for a full day stop in St. Barth's - We've spent full week vacations here and have visited most beaches with St. Jean Beach being the most touristy and probably our favorite. We've never been to Shell Beach - so that's our choice for this visit. It's the closest to the Harbor - within walking distance... More 

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United States
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188 reviews 188 reviews
39 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I admit to complaining as my wife insisted our family wander through town with a crude map to look for this beach. In retrospect, it was easy to find and WELL worth the visit. The beach is small and very private - you feel like you're in an exclusive resort. The restaurant/bar will rent you beach chairs and serve you... More 

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Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We love going with our 4 year old to shell beach at the end of the day for the last swim of the day and finish at Do Brazil for a Corona to watch the sunset.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Close to facilities, small beach, but great views! Can be a little bit rocky to get into the water and drops off quickly. There are lots of "shells" - thus the name!

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Todos Santos, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A good place to relax and enjoy the day. Nice for snorkling. there´s a small restaurant named Du Brasil, the owners are French, very welcoming.

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Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Shell Beach is an amazing place to spend a morning or afternoon while visiting Gustavia, St. Barth's. A lovely and protected beach with thousands of shells in perfect condition... big and small. I was in paradise and came home with a bag full of beautiful shells. The water is very warm but the beach drops off quickly and the water... More 

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