Shell Island, Panama City Beach

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#4 of 10 in Parks in Panama City Beach
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 trip to Panama City Beach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • I usually do not like beaches because the water is cold and the sand is gross but here, the sand here is p r i s t i n e and the water is so warm and perfectly clear. This is by far the best beach I'v...  more »
  • Quiet place to relax and enjoy the sights and a great place to find peaceful time to enjoy nature in is purest form  more »
  • It’s an absolutely wild. There is absolutely no one to help you in case anything happens. Boat comes in every 2 hours. No lifeguards no security no body!!!!!!!!  more »
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