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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  • The water is amazingly clear! There were dolphins at every turn. We found lots of sand dollars and hermit crabs. 
    The water is amazingly clear! There were dolphins at every turn. We found lots of sand dollars and hermit crabs.  more »
  • They need to place somewhere in their advertising that they just drop you off on bay side on the shore, there are other shuttle services that take you to a dock where you can cross a boardwalk to get....  more
    They need to place somewhere in their advertising that they just drop you off on bay side on the shore, there are other shuttle services that take you to a dock where you can cross a boardwalk to get....  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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