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Shell Beach

Beautiful waters with a restaurant right on this small beach. The views are nice and the beach was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denver, Colorado
15 minute walk from ferry dock , no hills

This is a small beach but very nice , looks pretty safe for kids . It is not soft white sand but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anthony D
Eugene, Oregon
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“your feet”(16 reviews)
“water shoes”(7 reviews)
This beach is littered with shells for that perfect vacation memento.
Rue des Normands, Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 March 2005

A beautiful little beach mere walking distance from downtown Gustavia with fabulous "shelves" of shells. This beach is tiny, but well worth a visit, the water is superbly clear and the beach not too rough or too calm. Be sure to take a souvenir home...More

6  Thank hkharrel
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Pretty setting, pretty water, pretty easy to get to, pretty girls..... But the Beach is approprietly named with shells upon shells. Bring your flip flops or better yet "WET SHOES".

6  Thank Dickd1946
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful waters with a restaurant right on this small beach. The views are nice and the beach was a little crowded.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small beach but very nice , looks pretty safe for kids . It is not soft white sand but more of small pieces of broken shells and tiny pebbles . Take victor hugo road and in two blocks you will see a...More

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Simply a Paradise near by the downtown, it shouldn't take more than 20 minutes walking from Gustavia, following the promenade between those beautiful houses and the marina, passing also by the Church with the name in french, it's worth it ,it's a must.

1  Thank MrTrotter2009
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Shell beach a few times and each time we had a table at Shellona. It is a calm beach with many shells but there are sandy parts where you can lay a towel down. The restaurant also rents out day beds for about...More

Thank Mandy007
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Shell Beach is convenient to Gustavia, and many cruise boats send people there, but it isn't one of the best beaches in St. Barths. See it once and move on.

Thank Lonnie N
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Shell Beach is a quiet, gorgeous beach that is a quick walk from the port. The water was crystal clear and perfectly warm. The entire beach is covered (yes, COVERED) in shells and shell fragments, hence the name! However, don't let this deter you! We...More

Thank JFO220
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We nearly skipped this beach, but were very happy we did not. This is a great beach! We found a little spot on the beach tucked between two big boulders, just past Shellona. The beach is appropriately named. There was no seaweed on this beach...More

1  Thank Duke104
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

I'm sure the heavy amount of seaweed that is here is not a normal occurrence since it seems to be in St. Martin and Saba too. That said this is a great beach that is close to Gustavia if you come on a day trip...More

Thank 331ff
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Decided to spend a few hours in the capitol area, to look at the shops Swedish Tower and Fort Karl. Behind was Shell Beach, it was a small inlet beach, pretty and quaint. If you come to Gustavia bring your suit and can cool off...More

Thank nibaldom2015
Reviewed 6 June 2018

So close to Gustavia. It was easy to get to. Had a nice afternoon here. Waiting for the restaurant/bar to reopen to feel like old times again after the hurricane.

Thank Wilson L
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Janet B
5 January 2018|
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Response from Paul L | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, We would not spend a whole day on this beach. It is clearly worth seeing, but as St. Bart's beaches go, this one is at the bottom of the scale. The view is very nice, but the water is rough and the shells are... More
Darrell C
18 January 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
4 March 2015|
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Response from Jeannine C | 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