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Shell Beach, Gustavia
(4.2/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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. Our St. Barthelemy travel itinerary maker makes visiting Shell Beach and other St. Barthelemy attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • 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 min...  more »
  • First of all, you have already traveled quite a lot if you are on St. Barthelemy arrival. Rent a scooter in Gustavia and row easy in an hour and a half around the island. Stop on Shell Beach, go under the palm trees at the beach bar and enjoy a fresh seafood salad and a glass of white chardonnay. Step back on your scooter and enjoy the views, the peace and quiet of this beautiful island where rich their fourth or fifth House. Squeeze your en route a few times in your arms and realize ..... This is really. Also stop at the small airport and see how artfully the pilots their plane on the airstrip deposit..
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  • 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 ...  more »