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Shell Beach

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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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Like a Rose...Gorgeous but has thorns

Shell beach can be reached by simply walking about 10-15 minutes if you come off the ferry from St. Maarten. The beach is gorgeous, amazing and breathe taking. The view cannot be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Shell beach can be reached by simply walking about 10-15 minutes if you come off the ferry from St. Maarten. The beach is gorgeous, amazing and breathe taking. The view cannot be replicated. However wear water shoes and do not bring too many electronics. The name itself tells it all..SHELL BEACH on the right side of the beach it is... More 

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Fence, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Shell beach is infact a shell covered beach which slopes to the blue sea it is difficult to walk on so beach shoes are a must. It is a 10 minute walk from the pier which gives the opportunity to visit the designer shops on the way. There is a beach bar and sunbeds for hire plus there is a... More 

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new york
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful but a bit difficult to navigate between the shells and strong current. Crowd is noisy or was that day. Drinking and loud conversation while in water. Gets a cruise crowd.

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Freeland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place and quite honestly the one and only highlight of this destination. There are small shells covering the entire beach. The water is beautiful and the background is rock with cactus. What a beautiful place. There is not any shade, so an umbrella is a great idea.

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Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there for lunch at Shellona and walked along the shore to enjoy some sea breeze and a beautiful view of the boats saling across

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shell beach is a short walk from the town centre and well worth the effort. As the name suggests it is covered in shells and shines brightly in the sun. Several sun bathers were topless but if that does not concern you it is definitely the place to be.

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Thank Charles E
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, I confess, I'm over 60, and the pump pump pump of the Euro-trash dance beat wears a little thin on me. But a cold beer at sunset on Shell Beach is a must do for St Barth's. The little restaurant here used to be Do Brazil, now it's Shellarona or something, (sorry can't remember the name) and it is... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is lovely: pretty shells instead if sand make it so special. Have a burger in the nearby Do Brazil, or enjoy a sunset apéro, or even a night dancing on the beach when they have live music with invited DJs! A big advantage is proximity of Gustavia. No natural shade on the beach though, unless you rent a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family of 4 travelling with teens. After spending most of the day at St. Jean Beach, we stopped briefly in the afternoon at Shell Beach. The beach was crowded, and while the water was lovely, walking on the shells hurt my wife's feet. While not nearly as nice as St. Jean, it's VERY convenient if you only have a short... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to sunbath and swim within a couple blocks of downtown Gustavia. OK, not a natural environment with the shells dumped on the beach for tourists, but then this is St. Barths. The bay is pretty and the bar adjacent to the beach is new and a happening place (January 2017).

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