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Paradise

Simply a Paradise near by the downtown, it shouldn't take more than 20 minutes walking from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MrTrotter2009
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Lovely beach on St Barth’s

We visited Shell beach a few times and each time we had a table at Shellona. It is a calm beach... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Mandy007
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This beach is littered with shells for that perfect vacation memento.
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Rue des Normands, Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply a Paradise near by the downtown, it shouldn't take more than 20 minutes walking from Gustavia, following the promenade between those beautiful houses and the marina, passing also by the Church with the name in french, it's worth it ,it's a must.

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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited Shell beach a few times and each time we had a table at Shellona. It is a calm beach with many shells but there are sandy parts where you can lay a towel down. The restaurant also rents out day beds for about...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Shell Beach is convenient to Gustavia, and many cruise boats send people there, but it isn't one of the best beaches in St. Barths. See it once and move on.

Thank Lonnie N
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Shell Beach is a quiet, gorgeous beach that is a quick walk from the port. The water was crystal clear and perfectly warm. The entire beach is covered (yes, COVERED) in shells and shell fragments, hence the name! However, don't let this deter you! We...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

We nearly skipped this beach, but were very happy we did not. This is a great beach! We found a little spot on the beach tucked between two big boulders, just past Shellona. The beach is appropriately named. There was no seaweed on this beach...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

I'm sure the heavy amount of seaweed that is here is not a normal occurrence since it seems to be in St. Martin and Saba too. That said this is a great beach that is close to Gustavia if you come on a day trip...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Decided to spend a few hours in the capitol area, to look at the shops Swedish Tower and Fort Karl. Behind was Shell Beach, it was a small inlet beach, pretty and quaint. If you come to Gustavia bring your suit and can cool off...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2018

So close to Gustavia. It was easy to get to. Had a nice afternoon here. Waiting for the restaurant/bar to reopen to feel like old times again after the hurricane.

Thank Wilson L
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

We tried to make a reservation at Shellona for my sister’s 40th birthday next week but unfortunately, they are closed for renovations until June. Major bummer considering it was on her list of “to dos”. Anyway, just thought it would be helpful for others to...More

1  Thank JenM40
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Shell Beach is aptly named. This is a lovely, small not crowded relaxing charming pretty beach surrounded by cliffs and big boulders. The gorgeous blue water beyond. Amazing location just at the end of town. Do not bother w/ parking with valet-drive around a little...More

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Janet B
January 4, 2018|
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Response from Paul L | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, We would not spend a whole day on this beach. It is clearly worth seeing, but as St. Bart's beaches go, this one is at the bottom of the scale. The view is very nice, but the water is rough and the shells are... More
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Darrell C
January 18, 2016|
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Response from TravelerChicagoarea | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a bar/ restaurant at the beach whig has restrooms where you can change. It is not a very long walk from the marina, maybe a half mile or so, follow the signs.
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Duke M
March 4, 2015|
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Response from Jeannine C | Reviewed this property |
I did not see chairs for rent - There are loungers and tables - but owned by the restaurant. I didn't think there was a charge for the chair/loungers but you had to buy food - or champagne etc....and all that is VERY... More
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