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Shell Beach

Rue des Normands (South Western End), Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
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This beach is littered with shells for that perfect vacation memento.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small shells” (20 reviews)
“small beach” (25 reviews)
Rue des Normands (South Western End), Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My 4 and 6 year olds hd a blast at this beach. Great snorkeling and the beach is protected so the water is calm. They loved looking for hermit crabs and other creatures living in the shells.

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent our last day on Shell Beach - such an awesome, tiny piece of heaven. We arrived at 11, and it was fairly crowded by 1. Bring water shoes if you want to walk to the left end of this beach which is 100%...More

Thank dpn107
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Shell beach is a beautiful scenic beach !! Loved hanging out there at ate at shellona the Cool bar / restaurant in shell beach!!

Thank Afsoon2016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The beach is lovely tucked back in a cove, so the water is calm. We wore our water shoes, and the shells were no problem. There were also large boulders on the beach to keep your things dry. It was so peaceful here. There's a...More

Thank Madyson B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shell Beach is so named because the beach is covered in shells. But it's also a great place to swim, with abundant reef fish on one end, small rock enclosed coves, and a restaurant right on the beach. Unlike most beaches in St Barth, Shell...More

Thank LoveSouthBeach33139
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

But it's still great! Now even better with Shellona rocking the best lunch restaurant on the island. Get out your best pareo and swim trunks, the scene is fashion forward....

Thank magnus l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The closest beach to Gustavia--5 minute walk. beautiful and quiet. Bar/restaurant is adjacent to the beach for quick eats and drinks.

Thank dnonnema
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are shells ALL OVER the sand and it's difficult to walk on without sandals/shoes. The water was pretty rough although it was clear and not many fish. If I ever make it back to St. Barths I will try a different beach.

Thank Krystle L. C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very small beach but the only one with shells so as a shell collector (started when traveling 20 years ago throughout the world) it was a must to see. We may go back to snorkel as we were told it's good for that but there...More

Thank caribbeanqueen913
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took the Edge to St Barth for $100 rt.The sail was very choppy and took longer.had to wait in Gustavia harbor for 30 minutes before allowed to dock.Walked to the beach from the harbor(20 minutes).It was worth it.Although the beach is public,there is a restaurant...More

Thank LPY39
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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.
Duke M
March 4, 2015|
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Response from Cantin2 | 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