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“Blind Pass Never Disappoints!”
Review of Blind Pass Beach

Blind Pass Beach
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Blind Pass truly has the BEST shells! We checked out several beaches on Sanibel, but the ultimate was Blind Pass. Scallops, cat's paws, jingles and periwinkles were all we could find on other beaches, but as soon as low tide hits on Blind Pass - we found olive shells, fighting conches, whelks, cone shells, etc. Still not as good as in warmer weather...but truly tons more than anywhere else I have ever been. So glad that Sanibel has worked so hard to preserve the Blind Pass waterway and protect the sea-life that thrives there and the massive quantities of shells that get washed up there. Only thing we did not get to see were tidal pools...where sea-life sometimes gets washed in and cannot get out - great place to find things like sea cucumbers and horseshoe crabs, but no luck with those this time. Oh well, I was still happy with our finds!

1  Thank Amy R
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We went here at midnight to shell. It wasn't crowded luckily because there are only about 10 parking spots. You have to pay $2/ hour wherever you park on the island - day or night.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

The mountains of shells that we there when I first visited Blind Pass Beach in 1949 aree no longer there, however, there is a good variety to be found if you have the time and are prepared to ward off the sand flies.

1  Thank Larrie D
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This beach provides great shelling opportunities. We've found some ferry unique shells there during low tide.

Thank Pat H
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

The most varied group of shells I've seen in one location. You could literally spend hours doing the "Sanibel Stoop", which is what the locals call the quick lean over and grab at a shell that the visitors do when walking the beaches.

1  Thank Steven M
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