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Gulfside City Park Beach

Sanibel Island, FL
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Orlando, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

During low tide at Algier's Beach, there are exposed sand bars teaming with live shells. Be sure to just look at the shells. It is not legal to take live shells.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We brought my 9 year old niece to the beach to collect shells, and collect shells, we did!! We brought home hundreds of shells. The beach is clean, parking is simple with machines that don't require quarters and the shelling is amazing. Just be cautious of the crows - they go inside your bags!!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I am not overly exaggerating when I exclaim that you MUST visit this beach if you are a serious sheller. I have been dreaming of visiting Sanibel Island for over ten years, ever since my Zoology professor shared his collection with me. Finally, my dreams came to fruition! His rave reviews of the varieties that can be found here were... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
29 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is hidden down Algiers road off of Case Ybel road. Paid parking, bike racks, water fountain and restrooms. Worth a stop.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had am AMAZING time shelling and swimming here! We had no trouble with parking as there is amble handicap spots. A lot of places overlook that. I found the price to park is far lower than expected. We had hours of fun, me time than we had planned on, as the pay and display thing didn't give change for... More

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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This beach is a great shelling and swimming beach. It also has a nice walking trail near by as well!

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Delaware
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171 reviews 171 reviews
45 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Parking can be a tough find but it's worth it. You must pay $2 per hour to park. Beautiful uncrowded beach. Plenty of room and clean sand and water with plenty of shells. We walked up and down the shore for a few hours and loved it. The water was warm with gentle waves. No beach umbrellas or chairs for... More

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Wales, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We visited after lunch and as a word of warning parking is limited and we were very lucky to get a spot. Clean washrooms and showers and lots of trash bins available. The beach was un crowded and FULL of shells so the kids had a Greta time. The water was calm and safe with (on the day we went)... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Came over from east Fort Lauderdale with my wife for our anniversary and what a disappointment the beaches are over here. Don't let the "island" part of captiva and sanibel fool you. There are terrible smelling shells all over the beach with bugs flying around and red ants in the sand. The hotel has been the best part so far... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Our family came to Gulfside to mainly go shelling and enjoy the beach. It certainly is a spot for shelling, with thousands of shells on the sand. The beach smelled a bit, but that wasn't that big of a problem. It was clean (for a beach), and the water was very nice. The only reason we will not come to... More

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