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Shell Island

Address: Panama City Beach, FL
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78%
Type: Islands, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Islands, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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Paris, KY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We saw dolphins on the way to Shell Island. Loved the bay and the boat operator out of Bay Point Marina. Dolphin and Snorkel Tours. Shell Island is beautiful. Could have spent the whole day!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It's a little bit costly for a ride to the island close by the St. Andrews Park, but if you can then you should do it at least once. The shells are pretty much picked over completely, but the water is clear, clear, clear! The boat captain makes the short trip entertaining. You'll likely see dolphins too. And the sand... More 

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Eagle Nest, New Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The advertising has it over rated. We rented a platoon boat witch was enjoyable. The weather for a early December day was very great 77degrees.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We rented a pontoon boat to make our trip, but there are shuttles available. I prefer to be able to leave when I want, but the beaches here are quiet and have a variety of shells to be found. Good for a picnic and day trip, but be prepared for a fairly long walk across (or around if the turtles... More 

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Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was a worthwhile experience, the water was crystal clear for what seemed a mile out. We found so many shells, one as big as a football! We saw hundreds of tropical brightly colored fish as we walked out next to the large rock jetty. Towards the end of the day we even had the pleasure of seeing a manatee... More 

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