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Beware of SAND FLEAS!!

My daughter and I went here to look for shells. While there were many shells, there were MANY, MANY... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Terri M
Local Secret!

Thanks to Bob the trolley guy we found out about this place! There are lots of shells to choose... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lynnie G
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“shark teeth” (19 reviews)
“great shelling” (50 reviews)
“limited parking” (32 reviews)
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San-Cap Road, Sanibel Island, FL 34223
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter and I went here to look for shells. While there were many shells, there were MANY, MANY more sand fleas! We both are covered in bites all over our legs. WARNING!! Take bug spray.

Thank Terri M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Thanks to Bob the trolley guy we found out about this place! There are lots of shells to choose from!

Thank Lynnie G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is right before the bridge that connects Sanibel to Captiva. We stopped by and looked but didn't stay because the beach was quite small and the parking was $5/hr. What's with the paid parking at all of the beaches in Sanibel? I think...More

Thank jasgld
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice long beach for walking and shelling. Great sunset spot. Very, very limited parking. Worth the drive along the island to get there.

Thank fishersgirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a our last beach to visit as the parking is so difficult, only about 24 spaces. Costs you $5 per hour to be here and it is strictly enforced with $75 fines. Beach is probably the smallest on the island. We were super...More

1  Thank jen121995
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach has easy parking and access, millions of beautiful shells and a stunning view of the gulf. We loved it here.

Thank nursebec
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot to ride your bike to. Grab lunch nearby and pedal home for a nice swim or whatever......Fish were biting the day I was there.

Thank Barbara G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just over Blind Pass bridge joining Sanibel with Captiva. Close to small shopping, groceries, pub and several decent restaurants. Great fishing off the bridge, groin and beach and just the right amount of parking to never be crowded.

Thank OurCaptiva
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to get some quality seashells on this Florida visit. We would advise to educate yourself prior to making the journey. Go to a good local shelling website to get tips to make the most of your visit. Be prepared to come early to...More

Thank CO_Traveller62
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a difference in appearance now after the hurricane(s). The sands are still lovely, but I try to figure out how those storms could have discombobulated the beaches to such a degree. Sandbars are here and there. Shell piles are fun to dig through. People...More

Thank elmettehead
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Henry s
10 January 2018|
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Response from Boats 'n Beaches | Reviewed this property |
Shelling is usually good all year, but keep in mind that one day you might find a ton of shells at a given beach and nothing the next day. The two most popular beaches are Lighthouse and Blind Pass. It's best to get a tide... More
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Ptstheo
31 October 2017|
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Response from mswink1979 | Reviewed this property |
May be a bit late on this-sorry! South seas island resort is nice if you prefer a resort type place to stay. A bit pricy, but plenty of amenities to keep everyone busy.
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Ritaban S
12 April 2017|
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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure when the beach closes (if at all) but it is crowded at sunset!
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