This is a beautiful beach basically untouched. The name is deceiving, there are shells but not in abundance lol. The water is crystal clear though and there are many interesting things to see especially with a mask and snorkel.
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We had a jet ski tour (2adults 2teens) to shell island. The sand was beautiful and many shells to choose from. I've read several reviews that there weren't enough shells to choose from. But truth be told, the view itself was good enough for me....More
To get there we went through the state park and got shuttled over by boat, after a short shuttle by bus (every 30 minutes). To get to the Gulf side there was about an 15 minute walk in the sand. The waves were to big...More
Shell Island is something you plan for not just go on a whim. It is it's natural state which means no boardwalks-you walk thru sand or brush where ever .you want to explore. We rented a pontoon and had the ability to travel along the...More
We visited as part of a tour but there are shuttles to the island that you can take. We have never been to the Gulf and this place was just wonderful. White sand and blue water and the shells were great too. There are no...More
Shell Island was lots of fun but be prepared! There are no structures on the island- no concessions, no bathrooms --- just sand and water. There is a gulf side and a Bay side. To get to the island you take a bus to a...More