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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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  • Shell Island is a great place for endless scenery, wildlife, and tranquilly. This is a popular locals spot during peak season.  more »
  • Really great experience. We rented a pontoon and drove over our selves. The island sand is some of the best in florida I have ever seen. Beautiful turquoise water on the ocean side. They have rentals ...  more »
  • We rented a pontoon boat for a great deal from 'Adventures at Sea' and it was a great day. A relaxing time away from the crowds of PCB. There was even an ice cream boat that came by and you could pay ...  more »