Blind Pass Beach Park, Sanibel Island

4.2
#3 of 10 in Parks in Sanibel Island
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. Use our Sanibel Island trip planner to add Blind Pass Beach Park and other attractions to your Sanibel Island vacation plans.
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  • Alittle overwhelming. 5 to 6 foot mountains of pure shells. People in chairs with rakes digging thru them. If you like shells this is the place to go. Need shoes due to walking on the shells.  more »
  • As a beach access, this was the best shelling I had found all week! It looked like the Sanibel I remember coming to in the 1980's with mounds and mounds of shells. Talked to a lady on the beach in ful...  more »
  • During our 'girls trip' finding a beautiful sunset was a top priority. Visiting Blind Pass Beach provided a sunset to remember. The beach was easily accessible (though I doubt handicap accessible). Pe...  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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