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“One of my all time favorite beaches”
Review of Captiva Beach

Captiva Beach
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“One of my all time favorite beaches”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

This beach is spectacular. Depending on the location on the island, you may find yourself away from all of the hustle and bustle that you could experience on other populated beaches. We love the "remote" feeling that you can get with very few people around you. The water is usually blue green (unless you arrive after a storm that mucks up the water).

Visited May 2014
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“although this is certainly not the best beach in the world for shelling it is a beautiful beach for Florida”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

liked that it was clean and relatively empty for Florida and that there were a lot of small, but intact shells

I prefer emptier beaches and bigger shells, but for Florida it was great!

Visited May 2014
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Romford, United Kingdom
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“Only stopped off for 15 minutes and saw dolphins”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We literally walked down to the beach after lunch and stayed 15 minutes and while there we saw dolphins, it was wonderful.

I really enjoy the drive to Captiva, the roads are small and the wind and it's very scenic

Visited September 2013
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Dartmouth, Canada
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66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice Spot”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

The sand is beautiful, lots of shells and the water was almost too warm! The open water is great, parking is very limited.

Visited May 2014
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“Wow”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Had a great time in captiva. Coming back next year. Lots of shelling. I recommend bringing a bottle or basket of some sort to collect shells. Must bring camera as well. One downside is that the shell can kind of hurt your feet. Other than that is was a great trip. Already planning our trip for next year

Visited May 2014
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