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Captiva Pass

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Address: North Captiva Island, Captiva Island, FL

Porpoises will eat the fish you release at Captiva Pass.

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Beautiful and natural

Is one of my favorite places to take visitors, as well and a place I love to go myself. The beach extends for quite a long way, the water has enough action to bring in shells but... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
William S
Fort Myers, Florida

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Fort Myers, Florida
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103 reviews
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Is one of my favorite places to take visitors, as well and a place I love to go myself. The beach extends for quite a long way, the water has enough action to bring in shells but not beat you up like on the East Coast. Bring your own cooler with food and drink, and please pick up after yourself.... More 

Thank William S
Lewistown, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Like Redfish Pass, this waterway is deeper on the estuary (east) side, with the west (Gulf) side having several sand bars. Know your depths, have a gauge, or at least a navigational chart before venturing in this area with any speed. Boats near land were running wide open (8' of water), while a helicopter had landed on a shoal several... More 

Thank Tom S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Spent wonderful hours going thru shells the ocean just kept bringing in!!!! MANY still "occupied", and I threw them back, but very lucky temps were good- the waves that brought them in drenched me, too!!

Thank Linda M
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Especially around low tide or negative low tide, will be able to see shells, shells and the beach is great to walk around.

Thank Mflowers81
Brooklyn, New York
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

It is extremely famous in this region of Florida. You will find the sandbars, a bunch of them, many beautiful seashells get flung in this area, and it is oh, so relaxing. A must see.

Thank estherp618
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Great beach we would definitely be going back again!!!!! We found some amazing shells and it is super private. I would love to go back right now!

Thank Dremnstar
Bartlett, Illinois
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2015

great fishing, amazing sea shells, cool wildlife and exploring places, very friendly people and paths to access the ocean pass

Thank 155liv
Parrish, Florida
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375 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Lovely beach to stroll and seek out shells, we unfortunately arrived to late in the tide chart and did not find as many as we had hoped to find. Best time to shell is low tide. Pay for parking by the hour.

Thank Ellesor826
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

It's an ok beach - on the positive side of things there are a huge number of beautiful shells which are great for collecting and nice atmosphere , other people on the beach are respectful and peaceful. However the sand is rough and course (? Due to all the shells) and the sea is brown and murky. It is the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

This is a beautiful place to visit. Shelling is great. The other tourists (Christmas, 2015) were family oriented, as we were. Peaceful, calm, rejuvenating!

Thank travelforfun83

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