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Snorkeling @ St. Andrews

Chelsea, Alabama
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Snorkeling @ St. Andrews

Can anyone tell me if you need to go to Shell Island for snorkeling or is there a place at St. Andrews?? I keep reading about snorkeling at a place called the Jetties and I'm not sure of the location.


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11. Re: Snorkeling @ St. Andrews

What kind of fish do you see when snorkeling around there?

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12. Re: Snorkeling @ St. Andrews

I want to let you know that there is a place to snorkel at St. Andrews. It is at the 2nd beach area you come to (the concession building has snorkle and flotation rentals).It is a small area of jetties (rock formations that protect an area of beach from big waves) it is a good area for small children and those who have little or no snorkle experience. We saw puffer fish, lots of hermit crabs, several bigger(ugly) fish, and my daughter caught a seahorse in her bucket and net. The water is only about chest deep at its deepest but a little murky as you get out towards the rocks..

There is a jettie area over at shell island also as you get off of the boat shuttle but I prefer to stay at the park because there are no bathrooms or other ammenities at shell island, and with a 2 and 6 year old bathrooms are a plus. Also you may want to just go to walmart and buy a cheap set of fins and a snorkle if you plan on snorkling more than one day.. or for kids.

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