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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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Heaven must be like this.

At first when I heard that the beach was made entirely of shells I anticipated having to wear shoes entire time, but I was proven wrong. The beach is small, secluded and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

At first when I heard that the beach was made entirely of shells I anticipated having to wear shoes entire time, but I was proven wrong. The beach is small, secluded and book-ended with beautiful rocks and cliffs. The beach is indescribable. Just gorgeous and intimate. There is also a cool restaurant/bar on the beach that does not interfere with... More 

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Woodhaven, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a day trip from St. Maarten. I immediately thought of going to the famous Shell Beach. Gorgeous beach with tons of shells everywhere you walked. There's a restaurant on the beach that owned beach chairs and umbrellas. They were charging $20 per chair so of course we didnt take them. There were some couches under an umbrella that... More 

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Thank ggil616
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There are shells everywhere, hence the name! So watch your footing. The surf was calm and the water was very clear but the beach itself is rather short. A new restaurant is alongside the beach now. A bit a music and clamor from the restaurant can be heard occasionally. Pick your settling spot on either end of the beach to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing quaint town of yachts shops and breath taking views! Climb to the top of the cliff face and look down on she'll beach, shop and eat at any of the amazing little boutiques. Or lounge on the beach made entirely of shells with water so clear you would thing it's liquid glass. Only wish my shore leave was longer

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Thank Chantz N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice beach. As the name suggests there are a lot of shell fragments in the sand. Walkable from the Gustavia waterfront. The Do Brazil Restaurant fronts this beach. Pretty rocky cliffs on either side and azure water. Apparently good snorkeling since several boats came in and anchored to swim while we were there. Need to bring your own gear as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked here from town and had a cocktail watching the sunset. Was perfect for that. IF you want to swim, or enjoy the beach I can't recommend this one. There are far too many better alternatives on the island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes the water is beautiful and the shells are great, but the sand is not powdery and white but grainy and dark. Parking is awful if you've rented a car. There is a restaurant. BUT be prepared to pay $75 for lounges and an umbrella for a 2 hour stay! Ridiculous! Most people use beach towels and lay near the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are not very many she'll in the island of St. Barth in general but this beach has some. Nice environment and he restaurant Do Brazil is right there!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming to Shell Beach for years, but it has really lost its luster for me. It's quite small and very...shelly, so there's not a lot of room for privacy or activity. Compared to some of the other beaches at St. Barth's, I wouldn't recommend wasting your time here if you're on a tight time frame. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a nice secluded beach with crystalline waters and a bar-restaurant in front with great drinks and food this is your place!!!

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