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Address: Sanibel Island, FL
Phone Number: 2394726397
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Beautiful White Sand beach!

Great beach for shelling kinds n adults alike! Relaxed day at the beach Was packed Christmas day but we found parking no big deal! No food or drink nearby / walking distance at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great beach for shelling kinds n adults alike! Relaxed day at the beach Was packed Christmas day but we found parking no big deal! No food or drink nearby / walking distance at least we didn't see anything so pack a snack n water at minimum if you plan to spend a few hours.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a nice quiet beach. The sceanary was quite nice. Lots of shells to look at as well as a variety of birds.

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Thank Thomas B
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77 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was chilly when we went. Tide was going out and lots of good shelling was exposed. Red tide was previous week so lots of dead fish and the wind off the water brings neurotoxins (who knew!) so most of us (8 total) had some coughing, nasal irritation etc. One who was extra susceptible went back to the car. Shells... More 

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Edinboro, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best shelling places in the world. Parking is at a premium on this island. Consider yourself extremely lucky if you can find a spot.

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a lot of fun gathering seashells at this beach. I was a bit bummed at all the dead fish from the red tide. Also the red tide makes you cough-couldn't figure that out while I was on the beach, read about it later. It was cold and windy during my stay which meant the beaches were pretty baron. So... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Those who shell know when to be at this beach for sure! Was pleased to find that there was not just water fountains on the way to the beach, but also a filtered water station so you can fill your water bottle back up, by the restrooms! Bathrooms were decent. Parking is currently $4 hr, and you there are pay... More 

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Thank careqt
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52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What more do you need besides sun? Yes, parking is $4 an hour and yes it's $6 to cross the bridge. But several hours at the beach with your dog is still cheaper than going out to dinner, which most of do often. Pack a lunch and go enjoy! Parking in our big Sprinter van was simple before noon. The... More 

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Thank AdeTae
Wall Township, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I visited today and it was an amazing experience to say the least. The best time to shell is the hour before low tide and the first hour of high tide, so check your tide table before hand. The high tide comes up quick so be careful if you are there during high tide. There Are bathrooms... More 

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Wildwood, Missouri
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a fun time looking for shells on this beach, we found some. but really weren't here at the optimal time. We could have brought many back if we wanted lots of small ones. The beach parking here is ridiculously expensive. It is $4.00 an hour and that's after paying $6.00 to get over the bridge to get to... More 

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Fairport, New York
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66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a major destination because of the sunset. A lot depends on the clouds and weather, of course, but in any case watching the sun go down is a memorable experience. It's a good "shelling" beach too.

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