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Shell Island

Panama City Beach, FL
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Type: Beaches, Islands
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The island is a very good place to explore with your family or couples. It has an inlet cove by the jetties and dolphins can usually be seen from the shore. You can find large sand dollars by the jetties . .and lots of shells in this area. Pack a picknick and catch a shuttle there..or rent a boat and... More

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DUNWOODY GA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Shell Island is beautiful and almost worth the price, but to get your money's worth may a full day of it.

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Sandy Hook, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Shell Island is a must do getaway while staying in PCB. Gorgeous beach with an awesome boat ride to the island. Also the transportation bus that takes you from the parking lot to the ferry departure has a great crew. Very friendly and offer plenty of great advice for your trip to the island.

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Mill Creek, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Thanks to its isolation, Shell Island is a lovely retreat with perfect sand and beautiful dunes. A must-visit in the Panama City area.

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I went to shell Island as a kids and remember seeing lots of seashells along with dolphins and making a day trip out of it. I should have known things were different when I had difficulty find a shuttle to go there. We had two options both were going to cost over $50.00 for my family of 4 two adults... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

You can get to shell island by boat. There are lots of places to get a boat to Shell Island but St Andrews State Park is the best. Bring everything with you because there is nothing on the island. It is a great place to hang out on the beach, swim with dolphins and collect shells. You can take a... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It was a good experience for the kids who had never been on a boat before. But don't expect to find many sand dollars. I like that the water is calmer and clear on the island. The cruise did provide free lunch. However they also promised dolphin encounters, which we didn't get! If you get motion sickness do not go.... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It was really beautiful. Not a lot of big shells, but tons of little ones. There were rip tide warnings when we were there so we didn't get to really get in the water, but overall very gorgeous. We were also there on spring break and it seemed we had the island to ourselves for the most part.

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White, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great place to take the kids to hunt for treasures! When we went there was no one there, which was really nice because the kids could run and splash around without a care!

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St.Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is the second time that we have rented a pontoon and taken ourselves over to Shell Island. Both times we were one of two groups of people on the entire beach. We have come to Panama City Beach in the off season (February), way before the spring break starts. We get a really good deal on a day rental... More

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