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Captiva Pass

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Address: North Captiva Island, Captiva Island, FL
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Porpoises will eat the fish you release at Captiva Pass.

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A new bunch of shells everyday

Get an early start for parking,Walk this beach for hours or sit on the sandy beach,Enjoy shelling to you heart content.Sometimes crowded but there is always room...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
RandyZim
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Saint James City, Florida

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Saint James City, Florida
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69 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Get an early start for parking,Walk this beach for hours or sit on the sandy beach,Enjoy shelling to you heart content.Sometimes crowded but there is always room...

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went here for a day at the beach, we collected a ton of shells to bring home to make a picture frame. I see we got lucky because there might not always be shells? When we went there were a ton. Some places when you are walking its just all shells.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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514 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The picture shows a bunch of shells, this is not always. Stormy weather before or high seas can help.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our family comes here every year and loves the breathtaking views and shelling at Captiva Pass! The sunrises and sunsets are never disappointing and we intend to visit many more times in the years to come!

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1 Thank sanewlin
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

beautiful beach with lots of shells...the water was gorgeous and just right only problem is VERY limited parking. Get there early

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Perfect Perfect place for either fishing over the bridge or going to tan and lay out on the beach and watch the sunset and sunrise.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 

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Lewistown, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Tom S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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