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Blind Pass Beach

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Address: San-Cap Road, Sanibel Island, FL 34223

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Shells, Shell, Shell, oh and SHELLS

My family loves this beach. We always find the most unique and beautiful shells here. We love it at sunset and low tide, but anytime is wonderful

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family loves this beach. We always find the most unique and beautiful shells here. We love it at sunset and low tide, but anytime is wonderful

Thank Riverdowg
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

would have given this a 5 for the shelling, but there is just not adequate parking. At $4/hour, the city could come up with a better system. We once waited an hour for a spot to open

Thank sanibel0bsessed
Bristol, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never seen the amount of shells before. Granted, we are not experienced shell farmers, but it was still amazing!

Thank CESdad
Sanibel Island, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blind Pass has a somewhat small parking area so go early. We like to walk along the beach, gaze over at Captiva, look for shells, watch the birds and relax on the sand. It's fun to swim here also but be careful of the undercurrent at high tide. Very relaxing, free beach but paid parking and a few good restaurants... More 

Thank Dotty M
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to this beach last week. We went about an hour before low tide and through low tide. I expected to find some nice seashells but was very disappointed. From what I have read, this is THE beach to find shells. We couldn't find a parking spot and parked at Turner Besch and walked over the bridge. We didn't... More 

Thank Amy C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Shells are plentiful on the beach here and its perfect for taking pictures of the sunset ,Be sure to take bug spray for the no-see-ems .

Thank Audrey D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The parking lot is small, but there is plenty of room on the beach. Like the other public beaches on the island, this is an hourly pay parking lot. The parking lot across the bridge on the Captive side is larger and the beach on that side of the inlet has restrooms.

Thank TarHeelBorn1
South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stayed in a condo on Blind Pass. We loved this area. The beach was great. Tons of shells. You are also a short walk to Bowman's Beach....another great beach to visit.

Thank KalcSC
Tice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

$4/hour parking meters. Fish under bridge. Fish out in gulf of Mexico. Worship by sunning on beautiful white sands of the beach on the Gulf. Beach comb for seashells. Go swimming...wait for low tide for wonderful sandbars. BEST SHELLING is here...

Thank FortMyersRecycler
Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Not a place to swim because of strong currents. We wanted to go shelling but could not stay because of dead fish all over the beach. The air quality was poor as well because of the algae bloom and red tide. Parking is $4 per hour as well...not a bargain.

Thank Danh234

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