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Shell Island

Panama City Beach, FL
+1 850-233-5140
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“state park” (83 reviews)
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Panama City Beach, FL
+1 850-233-5140
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Reviewed yesterday

We wanted to take our grand kids to pick shells and go snorkeling. Well we get there and the water is dark brown which did not help to snorkel so we decided to go to the beach and they had a blast because they found...More

Thank vhernand
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to shell island on a tour boat this time. Only had about 45 min to explore, needed much longer!!! Such a cool place to visit!! I would recommend taking the taxi/ferry or renting a pontoon for the day so you have plenty of time...More

Thank softballchick247365
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see place. Especially for explorers young and old.We took a 2 hr boat cruise but could have spent all day on the island.

Thank angie s
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First and foremost this was absolutely the best part of our week long stay in PCB. The staff was amazing everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable. The captain Marc st. Angelo is all around a fun and fantastic guy. The sites were beautiful we saw...More

Thank dschell7
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took a private charter to shell island. They took us to the end that isn't a major drop off point for the ferry. There were nice shells there and it wasn't crowded. Our children enjoyed this.

Thank Travelingaroundtheus
Reviewed 3 days ago

We rented a boat with the primary goal to go explore shell island. The island has nice white sand but the inlet side had weird red water and the gulf side had very little fish or shells. The kids found some ok shells but that...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was overcast day, but we still had great time there, and people please pick up after yourselves and preserve this beautiful place.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Shell Island is a beautiful place to go. It has gorgeous beaches. Those that like to snorkel, the break has some amazing fish.

Thank Scooges
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family has been to PCB many times. I'm not sure why we didn't go to Shell Island sooner, but we will be back. It was a great place to explore and snorkel. My kids collected a lot of shells they wouldn't have found near...More

1  Thank BeachLover1997
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent time on both the Lagoon and Gulf sides. They were both unique and gorgeous in their own ways. There are more shells to be found on the Gulf side, which comes with more current, waves and less visibility. Whereas, the lagoon side is...More

Thank Katty F
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19 July 2017|
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Response from Yellat72 | Reviewed this property |
We swim there as well. Beautiful area! You can take your pets there too. It is not really a party area like you see at Lake of the Ozarks in Party Cove. Mostly family oriented area with people with kids having a nice... More
Victoria C
6 July 2017|
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Response from Mamapapa6kids | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe you can, it's part of the state park and you can't take them on the state park beach
Victoria C
6 July 2017|
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Response from Ron P | Reviewed this property |
you either have to have your own boat or rent a pontoon boat