Shell IslandPanama City Beach, FL
Shell Island is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled boating locations in all of Florida. If you’re interested in privacy and nature, this island is for you.
Shell Island is located just east of St. Andrews Inlet in Panama City Beach, Florida. The island is seven miles long and totally uninhabited. It’s a refreshing throwback to the way Florida was many years ago.
The beach is beautiful, vast, and unspoiled. The Gulf Coast is also known for calm waves to this beach gets epic with respect to swimming and water clarity. The day I visited the surf was actually pretty big so the water wasn’t nearly as nice as it normally is.
Access to Shell Island is done by boat. SUP’s and Kayak’s will have a tough time making it there due to boat traffic and strong currents. The easiest way to visit the island is use your own boat or utilize the Shell Island Shuttle located next to the Grand Lagoon Bridge.
I loved Shell Island and I can’t wait to go back when the water is calm and crystal clear.
BEST SPOT TO ANCHOR/BEACH:
Along the beach when the water is calm. Inside the inlet when it’s not.
St. Andrews State Park
No (but there is a strong current in the inlet)
Numerous in the Grand Lagoon
Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort
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