Shell Beach

Tourists who want to escape the bustle of the city head to Shell Beach for a leisurely afternoon.

Spectacular Scenery Away from the Crowds

There aren’t many hotels on or near Shell Beach, which makes this spot near New Orleans a great one for getting away from the crowds. On Shell Beach, you can enjoy a relaxing time sunbathing, reading a book, picnicking with the family, or just admiring the scenery. Shell Beach is located on the Gulf Outlet Canal, close to Lake Borgne, a bit down the road from New Orleans. Situated in St. Bernard Parish, Shell Beach is a perfect place to escape from the city center without having  to drive far or take a long bus trip.

Enjoy Nature Within an Hour of New Orleans

On Shell Beach, you’ll find peace and quiet as well as outstanding water views everywhere you look. Visitors who want to revel in nature, and find solace from the scores of tourists jamming the streets and New Orleans attractions, make their way to Shell Beach. It takes only 1 hour to get to Shell Beach by car, and tourists who have their own vehicle might want to throw an inner tube or canoe on their roofs for fun on the beach when they get to their water paradise. Shell Beach features a playground for kids and a wave pool.

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