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 trip to Panama City Beach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Took a boat to cruise to shell island with Sunshine watersports. We got to see some amazing sights. Kids loved it, really enjoyed the sunset on way back to docks. Shell island is breathtaking amazing....  more
    Took a boat to cruise to shell island with Sunshine watersports. We got to see some amazing sights. Kids loved it, really enjoyed the sunset on way back to docks. Shell island is breathtaking amazing....  more »
  • The relaxing shuttle to Shell Island costs $27.99 per person for adults, and $17.99 for kids. Personally, I would not take children under 12 on this excursion. There are no facilities, no... 
    The relaxing shuttle to Shell Island costs $27.99 per person for adults, and $17.99 for kids. Personally, I would not take children under 12 on this excursion. There are no facilities, no...  more »
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  • This is an amazing place to visit if your ever in the Florida Panhandle!!
  • It was windy the day we went but the beach is beautiful. We even found sand dollars!

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