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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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Shells Galore

We found all of our great shells to take back home in this area. There are also rocks that make for some great beach photos. Parking can be tough, and it can get kind of crowded... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2015
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

We found all of our great shells to take back home in this area. There are also rocks that make for some great beach photos. Parking can be tough, and it can get kind of crowded at low tide when the shells are plentiful, but it was worth the stop.

Thank lynnet998
Church Hill, Tennessee
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263 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Less people, all natural, wild life, shelling, a dolphin here and there, boats passing by, the sun on your face, shells in your bag, and a big smile on your face. Yea, that's Captiva Pass.

Thank Jamie T
Illinois City, Illinois
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Great stop for pictures or you could spend the day at the beach. Parking might be limited so plan ahead.

Thank cel1964
Smiths, Alabama
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Very nice beach w/ paid parking area. Tends to be busiest in late morning to late afternoon and parking gets to be difficult then. Lots of good fishing here and tons of nice shells are everywhere! You can see manatees here as well horseshoe crabs (and lots of birds!). The water is shallow in most places and there's a large... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Whether you are out for a cruise, dolphin and bird watching or fishing this is a great spot to be. A wide assortment of wildlife and usually calm waters (check the weather report), The fishing is very diverse. So many species. you'll never be sure what you've caught until you reel it in.

Thank Bob C
Vanleer, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Love the beautiful shells, clean beach and ocean. Most beautiful sunset, Bring water shoes, and bags for the shells and sand dollars

Thank bgmr7558
Ft. Lauderdale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

This is just a short bridge that connects Sanibel Island to Captiva Island. There is a small beach just to the left of the pass which provides limited parking for a fee. If the tide is low you are able to walk under this connection bridge. Enjoy.

Thank yazdragonfly
Tamarac, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

If you want some fun, sun, sand, shells, relaxation and me time, then this is the place to go! If you are with the one you love, it makes your time more special there. Peaceful and loving and time for special words.

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Reviewed 15 April 2015

On previous visits we have taken this pass by small boat and used it to visit all around the island; although the leeward side is less volatile than the ocean side. There is a strong current and parents need to be mindful of their children as they venture into the water. Fishing with the tide flow is best. This time... More 

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Warren, Ohio
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Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful place North Captiva is. Perfect for those sunset's. Parking is another thing though better rent a golf cart or scooter. Beaches are great for shelling ok for swimming but this is a shelling resort island.

1 Thank Michael T

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