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Tarpon Bay, Beautiful Beach

We made a special trip to Sanibel Island to visit the island and beach on our recent trip to... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Hillsborough, New Jersey
A morning on the beach

Beach was clean pleanty of space access was good ,car park was a bit of a trek with all the beach... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2018
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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2475 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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All reviewstarpon bayparking lotoutdoor showers to rinsewear shoeswhite sandred tidewater was warmsea shellsbroken shellsparking spacesand dollarswatch the sunsetrest roomsper hourlimited parkingred fishcouple of hours
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Reviewed yesterday

We drove from the East coast just for this beach and it was worth the 4 hour drive! The water was warm and really beautiful but we were there for the shells! Lots of signs about live shelling, I didn't even know that was a...More

Thank Stefanie S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We rented a ponton on tarpon bay and had a very relaxing day on the water.. Just what we needed. We will be doing it again

Thank sissyjohnson350
Reviewed August 15, 2018

The beach was empty today, apart from a clean up crew removing dead fish. It was a sad sight as this is such a beautiful beach. The red tide is very visible from Sanibel causeway and evident on Tarpon Bay beach. Very sad all round.

Thank 22Mick
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Love this beach. First Beach we have been to this week that had maybe two dead fish within 30 steps and they were very tiny you really had to be looking for him. Lots of seashells to find a sandbar in the waterways so the...More

Thank mandipoo09
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Unfortunately we visited during the Red Tide. The smell and dead fish on the beach made the visit disappointing. Besides that, one could envision the beauty it normally is without the huge inconvenience of the Red Tide. Easy access, lots of beach to explore and...More

Thank CYMattie
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We made a special trip to Sanibel Island to visit the island and beach on our recent trip to Florida's west coast. Sanibel is gorgeous! We were slightly unprepared as we didn't dress in swimsuits. Traveling in July, it was hot...no shock there. We did...More

Thank DFedor
Reviewed July 21, 2018

We loved this beach!!! The shelling was good and the water was warm, clam and shallow very far out. There are nice bathrooms and showers to rinse off. The parking is a little bit of a walk compared to some of the other beaches, but...More

2  Thank Megan L
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Beach was clean pleanty of space access was good ,car park was a bit of a trek with all the beach gear you need a parasol or small tent to protect your self from the sun at times only gripe car parking on the island...More

Thank 0021alfie
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

I have read so many great reviews about this beach and could not wait to see it for myself. Unfortunately we were not there for more than 2 minutes when we were attacked by sand fleas and had to leave. So disappointing.

2  Thank hm425
Reviewed June 8, 2018

We spent a week on Sanibel and beach hopped for the first few days before finally settling on Bowman's Beach as our favorite. You just can't go wrong with Sanibel Island beaches. There is one beautiful beach after another there. Tarpon Bay Beach is no...More

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Julie O
September 10, 2018|
Response from Damian T | Reviewed this property |
We found ourselves coughing a lot whilst close to the sea.
April 4, 2018|
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Response from Sharon B | Reviewed this property |
The beach at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs is a small, neighborhood type beach park. Beach is small and the water is St. Joseph Sound, not the gulf, so it's not the best for swimming. It's a nice place to relax or... More
October 4, 2017|
Response from awoll82 | Reviewed this property |
was there last May water clarity was clear