Shell Island, Panama City Beach

3.7
#4 of 11 in Parks in Panama City Beach
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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  • We rented a pontoon boat and spent 90% of our time anchored at Shell Island. We fished, snorkeled, swam, and got seashells. This is always a must do for us every time we go to PCB.  more »
  • We rented a boat from Lagoon pontoons and headed to shell island. There‚Äôs a lot of traffic on the bay side; but you can park the boat and hike across the island to the gulf side and it is beautiful...  more »

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