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 Gustavia itinerary using our Gustavia trip planner.
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  • Along with the advertised SHELLS, this is also a very good place to find "Sea Glass". Because of the shells vs loose sand beach, the water is exceptionally clear. One can swim well over 100 meters...  more »
  • Plenty of small shells available, I selectively "scooped up" enough for a Christmas present for our granddaughter in no time. Average sized beach - not too large or small - just right for an...  more »
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  • Nice beach but a lot of shells in the sand
  • They reserve chairs all day for people who aren't going to show up for many hours. Chairs and food are very expensive.
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