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Shell Beach

Rue des Normands (South Western End), Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
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This beach is littered with shells for that perfect vacation memento.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small shells” (20 reviews)
“an easy walk” (11 reviews)
“your feet” (13 reviews)
Rue des Normands (South Western End), Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very small beach but the only one with shells so as a shell collector (started when traveling 20 years ago throughout the world) it was a must to see. We may go back to snorkel as we were told it's good for that but there...More

Thank caribbeanqueen913
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the Edge to St Barth for $100 rt.The sail was very choppy and took longer.had to wait in Gustavia harbor for 30 minutes before allowed to dock.Walked to the beach from the harbor(20 minutes).It was worth it.Although the beach is public,there is a restaurant...More

Thank LPY39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is a cute, quaint and off the beaten path. Be sure to wear shoes because the beach is completely made up of shells. Beautiful photo op location or place to quietly enjoy the sea.

Thank J F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach has changed since we were last here 10 years ago. There's still a restaurant here which is convenient if you're going to spend the entire day on the beach. We didn't go this time around. Parking was also more difficult to find. I...More

1  Thank frappucina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is walking distance from the port in Gustavia the sand is all made up of shells which are pretty sharp. Although I would recommend that you check this beach out!

Thank estherlmolinari
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Shell Beach! Looks just like Da Adolfo in Positano, except Shellona is much fancier! Rock cliff formations on either side where folks hide, sun, or just hang out. Water is great for swimming and snorkeling. Great spot for shelling and collection beach glass! Grab...More

Thank CarsonsMommy
Reviewed 18 May 2017

As for me it's the best beach on the island! The water is crystal clear, very nice lagoon, and good bar with good music.

Thank RanyaAnya
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Tops optional o this chic beach where the locals go to sun, snorkel and take quick break from work, The water's always warm and calm but be watchful of rocks. There are cool spots to hide and make romantic. I love it there.

1  Thank Pattithediva P
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I really like Shell Beach but have not gone early in the day. The sand area is truly covered with shells and it is just really pretty and unique. Our young children enjoy finding shells and we like the beach for sunset time. The water...More

1  Thank klyndaklynda
Reviewed 22 April 2017

In the past we've always loved Shell Beach and Do Brasil. We enjoyed the entire vibe...very funky and laid back. The bar on the lower level often had live music and the beach was a happy mix of local people and visitors. We had reservations...More

3  Thank Debbie W
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Darrell C
I am planning on taking the Ferry from Oyster Pond and want to know if there is a place to change into and out of swim suits? We would like to shop and then end up at Shell Beach until the Ferry returns.
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
Does this beach have chairs and umbrellas to rent. If yes how much?
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