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Gulfside City Park Beach

Sanibel Island, FL
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Walpole, New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Great beach with ample parking. The shelling was really excellent at low tide. Found a perfect Junonia and a golden olive.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

$3 per hour to park. Short walk to beach. Clean bathrooms and picnic tables. Beautiful beach with so many shells it's almost surreal. I spent hours just walking up and down the beach with my head down looking at shells. Went to Bowman beach after leaving here and there were almost no shells on that beach

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Gurnee, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went to gulfside city park beach for first time this october, the weather was great, we were here by 9am and found lots of conch, tulip, and murex shells in water about knee deep. In the wrack lines we found many tiny shells, Shark eyes, bubbles, a horse conch, kings crown and live crabs and sea urchins, sand dollars... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a terrific beach for all. There is a shaded area with picnic benches for those who want to get out of the sun and relax. Grills are availabe for bbq. Lots of shells along the beach and overall my favorite beach on the island. There is limited parking for a fee so go early!

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wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed on the island one night at a Holiday Inn. It was right on the beach, very reasonable and extremely clean. Beach chairs are placed on the sand (great sand by the way) by 9:00 a.m. each day. Some have sunshade. They have two hammocks in trees, the breeze sways them and cools you off. They also have a... More 

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Orlando, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
34 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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