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Address: Rue des Normands (South Western End), Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
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This beach is littered with shells for that perfect vacation memento.

This beach is littered with shells for that perfect vacation memento.

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Secluded, perfect beach

By far the most beautiful beach. It is small and secluded, but picturesque doesn't even do it justice. There are millions of perfect sea shells that boarder gorgeous turquoise... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

By far the most beautiful beach. It is small and secluded, but picturesque doesn't even do it justice. There are millions of perfect sea shells that boarder gorgeous turquoise water. Be sure to bring water/drinks, as there isn't a nearby store.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a beach so close to the port, it is quite spectacular. The water is turquoise beautiful, and you can see many colorful species of fish, very close to shore. Within 15 minutes walking distance of the departure location for ferries, which is a big plus for a last minute dip before embarking on the ferry.

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Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful stretch of beach is cozy little hideaway. There is the amazing Do Brazil (Sunday brunch and DJ's create and atmosphere unique to this beautiful location.) servers there to wait on you hand and foot with the highest levels of discrete service. The broken shells cover the beach, but compliment the walk instead of making it painful. Bring your... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This white sand beach is pretty and very popular. Get there early to get a chaise or buy food and drink at Do Brazil, right at the beach, and get the chaise for free. Although the beach is popular, the water was not crowded so it was easy to swim and snorkel here. There are many little shells for those... More 

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Thank Wanda R
New City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shell beach is amazing. The water is beautiful ,the snorkeling great. Don't forget to eat at Do Brazil. Food is incredible. Served on the edge of the beach.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not with all the other great beaches in St Barts, nope, cannot recommend this one. Actually had a bad smell to the water and not even close to the turquoise waters of the nearby beaches...much better choices available close by

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Thank Kevin B
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I love looking at small shells so I am largely biased, but if you love little shells you will love this beach! The water is calm and you can snorkel around the rocks. Cliffs and rock surround the beach. It's hard to describe so I included a pic! The sand isn't soft or fine sand, but it is ok because... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

It's called shell beach as there's really not sand there, it's all ground up shells. So you might want to wear boat shoes when on the beach and in the water. The beach is just a short walk from downtown Gustavia, and is really beautiful. There's a gradual dropoff, the waves aren't too bad, and I guess the ladies can... More 

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Not your ideal beach for sunbathing due to all the shells but it's very unique and in a calm bay for the kiddos. It's right outside Gustavia and Do Brazil restaurant is right on the beach

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

This beach was a short walk from the port. Read about it in an Off The Beaten Path book. Well worth the visit. The shells are literally everywhere yet did not make it an uncomfortable spot to lie down. The water was amazing, warm, calm and clear. The little restaurant was not cheap, drinks were expensive, food was pretty pricey... More 

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