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Shell Beach

Rue des Normands, Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
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Beautiful beach!

A walk from gustavia, beautiful beach full of seashells! Magical for young children who love... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
via mobile
Fun, More Eurpoeans And Boat People than other Beaches

A beautiful beach, gorgeous water and close to Gustavia. There is a fabulous restaurant seaside... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Jim S
Charleston, South Carolina
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This beach is littered with shells for that perfect vacation memento.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small shells” (21 reviews)
“an easy walk” (11 reviews)
Rue des Normands, Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A walk from gustavia, beautiful beach full of seashells! Magical for young children who love seashells..Its important to bring adequate sun protection if visiting prior to 3pm. There was no shade. However around 2 or 3 there is some shade.

1  Thank Megx1
Reviewed 22 August 2017

A beautiful beach, gorgeous water and close to Gustavia. There is a fabulous restaurant seaside for lunch or Rose or both where one can rent a lounge and umbrella ($50/chair, which is a bit steep). No nudity. Can be rocky in places, but worth it....More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This beautiful beach with pink shells on shore and in the water glows - lively, casual-elegant lunch spot Shellona has tables (in the sand), day rental chaises with umbrellas for 50E each and table service, and a nice bar for a coffee or snack up...More

1  Thank luckygirl2202
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I visited this beach on my departure day from St Barths and really didn't want to leave! The snorkeling right off the beach was fun and the water is calm. Only a few other people were sunbathing and swimming there that morning. The nearby restaurant...More

1  Thank cbrislin
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Close to Gustavia with a restaurant on site, this beach is a delightful necklace of shells and sand. The water is a breathtaking azure and it's easily accessible compared to some of the others like Colombier.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Nice cove location allowing for calm waters. The snorkeling was very nice if you go by the rocks. Only drawback, the beach is mainly made up of small shells which could be difficult to walk on.

Thank DebbieV1964
Reviewed 30 July 2017

As the name indicates, a beach made of and full of shells. Easy access from downtown Gustavia, Parking on the street.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We walked from the port at the immigration terminal to Shell Beach. The distance was probably 1/4 mile but the tropical heat was pretty high. The beach had a very nice looking restaurant on the edge of the beach. The beach appeared to be very...More

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Pretty small beach near Gustavia on the island of St. Barthelemy. Sandy beach but not too many shells, a small restaurant is nearby.

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

A very nice little beach in Gustavia Nice for snorkeling Great for kids Nice sunset The only beach in town

Thank Ovier
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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 Cantin2 | 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