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Shell Island

Panama City Beach, FL
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Type: Beaches, Islands
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Atlanta, GA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I accessed Shell Island from a shuttle via St Andrews State Park. I was on the 2nd shuttle out to the beach and arrived there around 9:50 a.m. I am so glad I went early because by 1 p.m. it was getting very crowded and I had to leave around then anyway. The bay side of the island is perfect... More

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Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Took shuttle from St Andrew State Park. Very pretty and snorkeling was fabulous! You can go for as little or as long as you like. Pack plenty to drink and eat. There are a couple food/snow cone boats that sell items. Other than that you have to bring whatever you will need. Very primitive.

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Woodbury, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is the place you want to be if you like to be alone. There is nothing on this island so be prepared. We found more shells out in the Bay Area than we did in the island. Pretty cool place to collect your thoughts.

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Dacula, GA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Whether you rent your own boat or take a shuttle, it's totally worth the trip over. It's a remote island, no bathrooms, but it is gorgeous. No condos, house, high rises, etc......we save several sting rays and dolphins on our visit. Take your coolers and your chairs, and then relax and enjoy.

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Madison, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I took my grandkids, 8 and 12. We only planned on staying a couple of hours but ended up staying 5 hours. We didn't find any shells but my grandson did find a sand dollar and I found a starfish laying on top of a rock and that was awesome!!! We will be back on our next trip!

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Took a trip here on a jet ski, what a beautiful places. Was swimming in one of the small bays and the fish were swimming all around you, great!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The ride to the island was pretty. If you are going to find alot of shells I would think twice. We didn't find hardly any. The beach and water was beautiful. We had more fun back at the dock waiting for the boat to come back and get us. We found hundreds of baby crabs on shore and we were... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

this is a must do went took the captins adersons trip one .. the price was great and they gave the kids cheetos too to feed the seagulls

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Harrisburg, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The ride and beautiful dolphins. We got to feed the seagulls corniest out of our hand. All the shells on shell island was amazing!

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MN
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Took the shuttle from the park over. Walked over to the Gulf side of the island. What a gorgeous day and the water was just perfect. No seaweed...just crystal clear water! We also got to watch a couple big ships come and go from the port! Very cool! Great way to spend the afternoon!

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