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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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A must for sea-glass and shell fans

The beach itself isn't the best for sun worshippers that love fine talcum powder sand, as it's a bit more coarse, but at least it's less likely to blow in your Rosé! I've never... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach itself isn't the best for sun worshippers that love fine talcum powder sand, as it's a bit more coarse, but at least it's less likely to blow in your Rosé! I've never seen so much sea glass in my life! There were small shells everywhere as well, but I was tuned into the glass. Easily accessible from the... More 

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ontario canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went over hoping to have lunch at Do Brazil but it was all taped up closed. The beach is lovely, the shells are beautiful. A bit of a drop off to weary of.

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Kingsland, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to Shell Beach several times over two trips to St. Barth's. It's a very nice beach nearby downtown Gustavia. It's a cove of sort and the water is always warm, very blue and the wave action is minimal - at least during the times we visited. It's safe for children and although not a large beach there's plenty of... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's called Shell Beach for a reason - the sand is composed of sea shells which give Shell Beach sand a nice pinkish hue. It's a great location - quieter than the Saint-Jean beach (although I have to say Do Brazil - the famous joint on the beach was under renovation when I visited) but not quite as wild as... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Have been here many times, and can say that out off all the beaches on this gorgeous island this is my favorite. Do Brazil (Restaurant) is wonderful.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This has always been a great beach! The shells seem to be less than a year ago. Do brasil was closed- so nowhere to buy drinks. bring your own until they open again.

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is the only beach within walking distance to the ferry dock and what a gem it is. We came in the off season so all amenities were closed but it was well worth the visit.

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akron, ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Took a day trip to St. Barts and found this breathtaking beach and location. Just a beautiful, small beach, with pristine sand covered by shells. This is truly a treasure to be seen.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

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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