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Address: Panama City Beach, FL
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Peaceful without the crowds

My kids seen dolphins from the beach, I walked the beach without have high rise buildings looming. lots of crabs out even during the day

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Michele O
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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tennessee
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We took the Shell Island Shuttle from St Andrew State Park to Shell Island one day on our 2 week beach vacation to the forgotten coast. We wanted a change of pace and to explore a new beach. What a beautiful day we had! The boat ride over is short and sweet, about 10 minutes. The inlet where the boat... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My kids seen dolphins from the beach, I walked the beach without have high rise buildings looming. lots of crabs out even during the day

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family loved snorkeling here! We didn't make it on the actual island to look around, but the snorkeling was fun and we found lots of cool stuff. Huge sand dollars, starfish, crabs, clams, cool fish, etc. Would recommend to anyone.

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Columbus
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There were a zillion people here (yeah it's mid summer), but the worst part was the boats and waverunners that could ride up close to shore. Not only did it makes for terrible waves, but I would imagine folks occasionally get hit by the different vessels. They really should have some sort of boundary since lots of folks come to... More 

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very pretty island. The water surrounding the island is very clean and there is a lot of marine life. We rented a pontoon boat and spent the day. We saw dolphins in the morning and later in the afternoon a shark.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Shell Island is an uninhabited island between the gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay. It is accessible by boat, and Shell island shuttle (for a fee). Bring everything with you, and leave with it. You will see a few birds. No lifeguards, No facilities (restrooms), No trash bins, and No shells.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took a six year old, a 15 year old, and a 17 year old. We went on the first available shuttle from St. Andrews State Park at 9:00 am. Moderately difficult walk with all of your gear to area where beach is. We even packed light for a family of 5. Not a seashell in sight!!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Don't be afraid of sharks it's not that often you see a shark we where just warned there where sharks but they where Like 500miles away for all you people that said they didn't find shells your not just gonna skim through the sand and find a shell every second you have to go in the water grab some sand... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I was reallly excited to go pick up shells. You have to pay and take a boat to the island. I had read that there were no facilities there. If you want a natural setting, this is the place for you. However, I didn't see a shell after walking a mile or so on the beach. Since a lady working... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate enough to visit this gorgeous place. It was a great place to enjoy the ocean, beach, and search for seashells. It was very secluded and we felt like we had stumbled on our own personal island. Loved seeing the protected wildlife areas and the sea turtle nest.

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Additional Information about Shell Island

Address: Panama City Beach, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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