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Captiva Pass

North Captiva Island, Captiva Island, FL
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Type: Other
Activities: Fishing
Description: Porpoises will eat the fish you release at Captiva Pass.
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

All of North Captiva Island is very peaceful and quiet but being near water makes it even better. Awesome place for shelling. The current through the pass is very strong so don't go swimming in there and anchor your boat or you'll keep drifting. Get yourself over to the Cayo Costa side of the pass, because that's where the shells... More

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burnsville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

make sure you stay for the sunsets they are world class. they hauled in sand so the beaches are very wide yet steep this year. a favorite place

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Very nice beaches. The sand is not as powdery as Fort Myers Beach but it is still nice, and very peaceful. Good spot for shelling too!

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Delray Beach, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

take your waders-best shelling in florida-inland from the BLIND PASS BRIDGE-do not pick up live shells-plenty of dead shells- lots of fun-do go-foot note!-no name storm of 1977 changed opening of inlet forever-charlesB.

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Rochester, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Went out with Jim Burnsed- had a great time. Unfortunately a storm the week before was making the fish a little shy. But we did manage to hook up a couple of small sharks. Thanks Jim for a great day.

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Leland, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is not a beach for swimming (there are plenty of great beaches on Sanibel/Captiva for that), but it's an incredible beach for shelling. My wife and kids love to shell so they can spend an entire day here. There are literally piles of shells on the beach with more washing in all the time. Parking is limited and costs... More

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Titusville
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1,069 reviews 1,069 reviews
749 attraction reviews
749 helpful votes 749 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We took our boat from Sanibel and went to Cabbage Key and on the way back we stopped at North Captiva. We found a secluded place to beach, but it is very shallow and you have to pay attention. It is a great place for people who like to shell, but don't like crowds. The Captiva side of the pass... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Once you are there it is one of the most pristine, quiet and relaxing beaches I have ever been to. The more remote and quieter one I have been to is Little Cayman BWI.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Great place - fished a ton here as a kid, lots of snook, reds, lots of fish in general.... And shelling?? Yeah descent place to shell too (if you are into that kind of thing- I grew up doing it so it's really not much of a thrill for me.)

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Naples, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Good break on any deep water swell over 6 feet and can hold faces up to 7-8 feet. But, too deep on small swells, also sucks w/ strong on-shores, but what place doesn't?

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