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“Best beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shell Beach

Shell Beach
Gustavia, St Barthelemy
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Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Gustavia
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
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Owner description: This beach is littered with shells for that perfect vacation memento.
Vancouver, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Best beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is the hot spot it is small and cozy in a cove and there is a restaurant there to eat lunch you can pay to sit on the beach chairs if you want to FUlL of SHELLS

Visited October 2013
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Pittsburgh, PA
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“Nice place for an afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

It was nice shopping in town and walking to the beach, which was deserted when we were there. Stopped in for a drink at Brazil and enjoyed the view while sitting at the top floor bar.

Visited February 2013
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Clarkston, Michigan
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Very unusual, beautiful and charming beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

They call it shell beach for a reason! Tons of shells piled everywhere. It's right near downtown Gustavia. Great for snorkeling, not best for swimming. Shells are amazing. The places on the beach to set up your beach towels is very private between large boulders scattered on the shore. Really beautiful views. DO BRAZIL bar is right on the beach for some simple eats and drinks. Must see. :)

Visited September 2013
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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Crystal clear warm waters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Shell Beach is covered in tiny shells just as the name says. Some of the shells are larger, but they are mostly little tiny fragments. It is unsheltered so bring a beach umbrella and put on plenty of sun screen. I got a little little burned form a few hours there. The water is so clear you can see you toes when you are at chest height in the water. We did not do it this time but there were snorkellers there by the rocks and there are hundred of colorful fish to be seen in just a few feet of water. There is a nice restaurant on the beach called Do Brazil. I will review it on our next trip there. If you have lunch there the beach chairs and umbrella is complimentary.

Visited August 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“One of the prettiest beaches in the world.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

I'll be back. First off, St. Bart's is just drop dead gorgeous. And this beach is just stunning. It is a quiet, family friendly beach with tons of shells. I loved it!

Visited August 2013
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