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If you can find it...you will love it... great shelling!

If you can find it... you will love it. Great shelling!!! I would suggest biking to the park as... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
Lots of shells

Great beach with lots of shells. The beach was clean and safe. Your family will enjoy! Oh, make... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you can find it... you will love it. Great shelling!!! I would suggest biking to the park as auto parking is limited and after all... there are miles and miles of bike paths to enjoy on the Island.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 525louiss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smelly, weedy beach, with gray water at least on the day we went. Spouse found some shells there but it was not worth the hassle to drive there from where were staying in Bonita Springs. One beach in Bonita had far more shells and the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jeffyscott
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beach with lots of shells. The beach was clean and safe. Your family will enjoy! Oh, make sure you bring a bag! I forgot.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank athraen
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

No wonder they call it shell capital of the world. Sea shells everywhere. You literally walk on thousands of shells on the beach. About 2.5hrs drive from tampa, worth for a day trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank salp319
Reviewed December 28, 2018

It's true what they say about Sanibel Island... there were more seashells than I have ever seen in one place in my life. The majority of the beach where we walked was covered in an above average amount of shells but it wasn't really awe...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed December 16, 2018

Gulfside, aka Algiers Beach, is well set up, with bathrooms, outdoor showers, picnic tables in the shade, and good signs. There are several walkways over the dune area to the beach. Gulfside can be very good for small shells, sea urchins and sand dollars, depending...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank invertpaleo
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

We are vacationing with our little poochon, so finding a dog friendly beach was a must. We had been to another in the Venice area and it was OK but this one was a lot better. All of the dogs were on leashes which we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Cropduster777
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Nov. 8th 2018 First time at this beach. Parking $5 an hour. Stayed 2 hours. Red Tide: Dead Eels everywhere up and down the sugar white sand beach. Water murky. Did find nice shells. Restrooms, foot wash, shower available. Had a good time but avoided...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mdh941
Reviewed October 18, 2018

This beach has a ton of shells, mostly small, but ones that are perfect for jewelry making and crafting. While in the water I saw something I'd never seen before. A live sand dollar. There was a group of them so we didn't get close...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jv50
Reviewed October 10, 2018

There are plenty of shells, but not anything unusual like other years. In the 1.5 weeks, found almost no different shells. Lots of the standard ones though.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Treasurehuntress72
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December 8, 2018|
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Response from jv50 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't know.
Linda D
September 13, 2018|
Response from AprilLuvsSanibel | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge, the last hurricane in the Gulf moved the remains of red tide out around the first of September. Latest reports I've seen declare the waters around Sanibel to be 99.9% free of red tide.