National Trust of Guyana

Shell Beach

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Shell Beach is located on Guyana’s Atlantic Coast which borders Venezuela and goes undisturbed for approximately 144.8 kilometres (90 miles) in Region’s one North West District. The name of the beach is derived from the accumulation of tiny shells that gracefully covers its brown sand. This Wonder of Guyana is home to and is famous for its population of Leatherback sea turtles. Visitors flock the beach to watch with thrill these amazing creatures. Shell beach also serves as a nesting site for many of these turtles. It is also home to the Turtle Conservation Project which has been in existence for over 25 years.