Shell Beach, Gustavia

In close proximity to the harbor, Shell Beach distinguishes itself with millions of seashells that cover its sand. Overlooked by an old fort, the small lagoon offers a nice spot for swimming, relaxing, and, of course, collecting colorful shells and seaglass. Hang out and have a tasty meal at the popular bar and restaurant on site; sunbathe; or try snorkeling in the crystal clear water. Don't forget to bring sandals or flip-flops, as the shells can be uncomfortable to walk on. Make Shell Beach part of your personalized St. Barthelemy itinerary using our St. Barthelemy trip planner .
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  • Shell beach is located in Gustavia. It is a little beach with sand, stones and millions of shells. At the back is the Shellona bar. It is nice to snorkel, relax a bit but it is not a remote lonely bea...  more »
  • B, ra matt a bit chaotic with the service but it'll always good views of the lit high gääller sound musikenmen as said in place when you think about what has happened 4 months ago
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  • Beautiful beach of shells and sand fine, enjoyable for children and for adults pleasant sea for swimming not too many waves very good restaurant next door and small shop somewhere romantic
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  • Perfectly nice beach, covered with cute little shells (hence the name). Worth checking out for a bit if you plan to walk up Fort Carl and take in the views there, but far from a must see on an island full of incredible beaches--but if you want a location to see one of St. Barth's beautiful sunsets, this beach would be great.
  • I had great day at this beach, weather was great ,food was delicious and people were very nice. Def would come back again.
  • Beautiful beach, lots of shells. The slope is quite steeply to the edge, was quickly water above the head so be careful with the kids.
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  • I spent hours choosing the most beautiful shells!
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