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Need more directional signs for parking

We could not find the parking for this beach. We saw one sign and no others. We really wanted to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
Profuse shells at low tide!

Perhaps it was because we visited after a storm and cold snap, but our first visit to this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Callisto S
S. Natick, MA
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Sanibel Island, FL
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We could not find the parking for this beach. We saw one sign and no others. We really wanted to go to this beach because we read there was a lot of parking. But we enjoyed our drive through the area and the other beaches...More

Thank 2doglady
Reviewed 4 days ago

Perhaps it was because we visited after a storm and cold snap, but our first visit to this beautiful beach revealed bountiful shells on the beach. A second visit was not as “exciting,” but the place is beautiful nonetheless and perhaps less crowded than other...More

Thank Callisto S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gulfside has a nice large parking lot, clean restrooms and outdoor showers, picnic areas, a wooded area and several walkways that go across the beautifully vegetated upper beach platform to the beach. Gulfside is sometimes very good for shells, especially small shells, but like all...More

Thank invertpaleo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to visit this beach after lunch and were unable to find parking. There were about 15 other cars trying to find parking as well.

Thank SIndiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great sandbar, clean bathroom and easy access. Parking is limited though so get here early or you’ll have to wait for an open spot.

Thank buckybadger4
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Used this beach a lot over the years..only 4 rating as parking is now $5 per hr- like all things in life guess it's all got to go up.. Beach is great, you can sit or walk for miles we do both and you can...More

Thank glassmen007
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We've been to Sanibel many times but this was our 1st time at Gulfside City Park Beach. Came upon it while biking and decided to stop. So glad we did. Beautiful beach with lots of birds and shells but not a lot of people! Took...More

1  Thank Lizz T
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We always go to Gulfside City Beach. There is a lot of parking and they have showers and restrooms that are convenient. The beach usually isn't too crowded and there are not too many waves (but enough for fun).

1  Thank WtrSprite
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We spent about two weeks in a condo on the beach. The island is beautiful and it is designed for older (folks) tourism. Not many kids (kids, teens, college students, etc.) on the beach. It is great for collecting shells and enjoying the warm water....More

Thank Ebazinam
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My wife, daughter (7 yr old) and I heard from fellow travelers at our hotel that Sanibel has the best beaches in the area so we decided to check it out. The beach at Gulfside City Park was perfect for what we were looking for...More

Thank FlyingBuffs
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