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Review of Shell Island

Shell Island
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US$ 69.00*
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Panama City Beach Adventure Catamaran Sail
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

So calm there, the only crowds are from the small tour boats that dock there delivering visitors. I didn't find any spectacular shells but did enjoy the long walk on the wooden deck through the protected island growth, and the beautiful, calm waters that met Me at the end. I walked further than any of the boat tourists (1 mile down the beach or further) and encountered little crabs, starfish, and other interesting sites. Would do again if ever in the area.Bring sunscreen and good beach shoes, there's NO shade anywhere and the deck walk is unbearably hot if you try to walk it barefooted. Also, bring water bottles...but don't even think of disposing them on the island...you can't!

5  Thank AmandaAtlanta
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

The shells are pretty picked through. Most shells are in very little pieces.

2  Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

This beach is gorgeous, some of the nicest I have seen. If you rent a pontoon boat (not that much more than the St Andrews shuttle of you have a larger party, and much more convenient) you can access some of the less crowded areas, which I recommend. We found lots of shells, interesting marine life (hermit crabs, horseshoe crab, starfish, mollusks) and of course saw the wild dolphins. Well worth spending the day!

2  Thank AAW67
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

The boot ride from out resort, Wyndham Bay Point was a perk, he was very nice, but Shell island was disappointing if you were looking for shells. If, you wanted your own private space to sun bath or water dip, this is the place. B e sure and bring towels, chairs, drinks, umbrella's and porta pot.

1  Thank paulandeddy
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

Grandkids loved it. Took home 6 sandollars. Could use some type of restrooms on the island.

4  Thank bsbeehler
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