Fort Karl


The Fort Karl is one of the three forts of Gustavia built during the suedish period, with Forts Gustav and Olav. It is located on a small hill of 29m high. It overlooks Shell Beach and offers a beautiful view of Gustavia, with the construction of a viewing platform by the Nature Reserve.

Fort Karl is a site owned by the Conservatoire du Littoral since 2007, managed by the Nature Reserve. The Nature Reserve conducted a methodical pruning of the site, restored buildings, installed steps and helps revegetate of the summit with local plants only.

Pay attention, downstairs there are few mancenilliers: these trees are dangerous! Fruits, leaves and the trunk contain a milky sap which is highly toxic. Remember their appearance to avoid them, especially in case of rain. This tree is common on sandy shores.

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