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Address: Panama City Beach, FL
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Stormy Day

The beach was pretty and secluded. Not a huge amount of people around that day but it impacted out exit. During the afternoon we had a huge storm blow up and everyone ran for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Lebanon, Tennessee
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Lebanon, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The beach was pretty and secluded. Not a huge amount of people around that day but it impacted out exit. During the afternoon we had a huge storm blow up and everyone ran for cover, except there is NO cover. We had to wait in the storm while the two boats made the trip back to the park with each... More 

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McDonough, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We took the Shuttle from St. Andrews State Park and the water was so clear and perfect! We brought our own snorkel gear and went snorkeling. My boyfriend saw whale bones and lots of fish near the jetty. Wear protective footwear! I cut my toe on the coral and that kept me away from the jetty and all the cool... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We traveled before the spring rush and thoroughly enjoyed a rented boat to get to the island. Almost no one was there. The trip to the island takes awhile -up to an hour? - is beautiful and COLD in late Feb/early March so wear layers. Bathroom facilities are non-existent in the area we put ashore. There are facilities at the... More 

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Murphy, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Visited here a few times while in PCB. Took a shuttle boat to the island. It was hard to find shells that were not broken. It can be very hot here during the summer. No bathroom facilities. The beach at Shell island on the gulf side is a very deep blue. beautiful color. Good snorkeling along the Jetties.

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Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This was part of a dolphin excursion for us. The swim with dolphin part was amazing! I expected to find more shells but most are broken so not really keepers. Honestly found better ones in front of our hotel's beach! However, we did find some very large sand dollars here so those will make some nice memories as from what... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Serene and pristine beach. Great photo opps and time for reflection. Our best day away from the resort.

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Griffith, Indiana
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A day trip here is always worth your while. Even the boat trip over is fun with the gulls following the boat to beg for goodies. Most of the time you see dolphins playing in the waters as well. The beach is lovely and pure white against the emerald waters, and after a storm it is a great place to... More 

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Potosi, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Shell Island beaches were amazing and the water exhilerating, however, there is absolutely no shade and a very long walk to and from the boat. It was so very hot my family came close to having a heat stroke walking back to the boat. Sunburns were massive.

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Middletown
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We rented a pontoon from Adventures at sea to get to shell island. We all had a wonderful time hunting shells and walking the beach. Definitely a must see if you are staying in the PCB area. The pontoon rental was a great idea and very affordable for our family. We weren't rushed and could spend the day there it... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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105 reviews 105 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Went to shell island as part of a jet ski tour. Very peaceful and beautiful. Would recommend going once and enjoying the island with no buildings or roads. Very peaceful.

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