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Shell Island, Panama City Beach
(3.6/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I was on so many beaches but this one is my #1. It is truly a paradise. We got there by rented boat around 11 - we were the only people on the island, laster on couple more boats arrived. 
  • Truly beautiful beaches, secluded Coves And some great wildlife. rented a boat to get there. A wonderful Adventure. 
  • They drop you off on a desolate island with no bath rooms. We found a few broken shells, but none were worth keeping. I would not recommend this activity.