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Shell Island, Panama City Beach

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One of the state's most well-preserved and wild barrier islands, Shell Island stretches for nearly 11.3 km (7 mi) along the Florida coast. Home to a wide array of native creatures, including several rare and endangered animals, the island will give you the chance to spot sea turtles, crabs, seabirds, and more in their natural habitats. Hit the waves, bask on the white sand beaches, or explore the lush surroundings. While half the landmass belongs to the U.S. Air Force, the rest, St. Andrews State Park, is accessible from the mainland via a water shuttle that runs regularly. Keep in mind that the island is a pristine, natural environment without facilities like restrooms, concession stands, or garbage cans. Plan your Shell Island visit and explore what else you can see and do in Panama City Beach using our Panama City Beach vacation route planner.
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  • We visited Shell island with our daughter. Beautiful quite beach. But!!! There are no bathrooms, shade, food, or trees on this island. Keep this in mind and you will be ok. There are tour boats to the...  more »
  • This is the best place you are going to find shells in the area. It does not compare, even in the least, to south Florida... places such as Sanibel Island. But, if you are going to be in the PCB area,...  more »
  • Very nice beach. You may rent Patloon boat or go in ferry. Kids were having more fun. Beaches are better than Panama city beach. Note, there is no place for food or anything. Just deserted island, whi...  more »