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Blind Pass Beach Park, Sanibel Island

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Swim, sunbathe, fish, and collect intricately patterned shells at , with more than 914 m (3,000 ft) of beach frontage. Take to the ocean and swim in the small breakers off the sand. Stroll along the sand, climb the rocks, and soak up the island atmosphere. Cast a line off the beach and you'll have the opportunity to catch seatrout, snook, redfish, and tarpon. Watch for shell treasures such as conch shells, cockle shells, tulip shells, and sand dollars here. Plan to visit Blind Pass Beach Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sanibel Island attractions using our Sanibel Island itinerary builder.
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  • Always fun to stop here, and watch the tide waters coming in under the bridge, or going back out at low tide. A popular spot, and available parking is limited (Handicap parking is free). Great views f...  more »
  • Incredibly beautiful! The beach is very fine and covered by the most beautiful mussels! The parking lot is very small, but we were lucky. However, a sign has also surprised us, that swimming is currently dangerous. People in the water were occasionally, but only at the front. After a short time was also clear why - on the beach were many fenced turtle nests, in water at least, also a manatee, and numerous pelicans were to see 5 dolphins. It was incredibly nice to observe the animals that swim we refused but then and are moved to Captiva Beach, which are then only nor we drive away their minutes.
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  • As I Sanibel resident, I would highly recommend that you rent a bicycle on your first day here, and use it to navigate the island. Traffic here, during "Season" can be brutal. Blind Pass Beach is at t...  more »
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  • Seen a gator run across the road just before we got to the park area, natural, seen a tortoise eating on the beach an his quite big den water is Crystal clear even out over your head you can still see the bottom. You also could see the reflection of the bay on the bottoms of the birds flying over not overcrowded lots of shells...Peaceful,Serenity!!
  • Great for fishing. People were catching like crazy under the bridge. Not so great for just hanging on a beach. Small, and noisy being that it's right off the road.
  • Beautiful beach at the very end of Sanibel Island before you get to the bridget going over to Captiva Island. Known to be a great location for shelling and I would agree with that. We didn't stay long enough to wait for low tide for the best shells, but we did find some nice shells and I finally found several small conch shells. While in the water, my husband saw dolphins about 30 feet in front of him. Next time, we will bring snorkeling masks, nets and shovels with long handles to find the best shells as we saw others doing. Plan to get here early or hope that you get lucky to get a parking spot from someone who is leaving because the parking lot is very small. Parking is $4.00 an hour and payment is via a machine, so make sure that you have plenty of change. The lot is definitely monitored. We say a man checking cars and writing tickets. There is a cute restaurant and grocery store on the right just before reaching the beach on the left side of the road. The store is Santiva General Store and they sell drinks, ice cream, a few pre-made sandwiches, wine and other grocery items. There are also restrooms there. There are no restrooms at Blind Pass, but there was a sign saying that restrooms were available on the other side of the bridge which is right next to the beach. If you can't find a parking spot, turn around and go to Bowman Beach which is about 2.2 miles down the road. We were told that they have a large parking lot. Enjoy!!!
  • Small but good place to shell. Hit this early in the morning before daylight for best results.
  • Might be nice if parking were available. We've tried unsuccessfully to stop here many times.

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