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Turner Beach

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Great for finding shells, not as much fun swimming!

We went to Turner Beach because we heard its the best beach for shells in the area. As far as... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Norman, Oklahoma
Finally some waves!

We used to be a Myrtle Beach family but branched out to Florida in 2018. This is our 2nd visit to... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family rode bicycles to Turner Beach from our condo on Sanibel Island. There is a very small parking lot that requires payment. There are two nice bathrooms onsite. From what we can tell the red tide is receding. The water doesn’t look that great...More

Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Of course most of the beaches on Sanibel and Captiva not as nice as they usually are due to the red tide. Today on the FWC site it said that there was no red tide here or for the last two days so we decided...More

1  Thank mandipoo09
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We went to Turner Beach because we heard its the best beach for shells in the area. As far as shells, it does not disappoint but you'll want to get their early or the best shells are gone. Parking is very limited on the Captiva...More

Thank juliehodgden
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We used to be a Myrtle Beach family but branched out to Florida in 2018. This is our 2nd visit to Florida and my only disappointment was that the beaches all seem like lakes because there are no waves! We finally found some at Turner...More

Thank Theschlowens
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Get here early as parking is limited - but the beach is worth the visit. Shelling is abundant as we filled several plastic bags with shells. Does pose a bit of a problem as the beach is loaded with shells resulting in some difficulty walking...More

Thank Dave E
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Omg ... Paradies must be nearby. Love this beach, this place, this Island... can I live there please ?! ...

1  Thank m8eleven
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Limited parking but NICE Bathrooms, shower to get sand off feet, etc. Limited parking. Great place for shelling. Many private residences along this stretch of beach. Found a nice sized scotch bonnet AND hard to find golden olive here in March, along with 5 gallon...More

Thank FortMyersRecycler
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We went in the morning, small parking lot, so get there early. Shelling is pretty good, depends on the tide and the time you go. clean beach, nice sand, it’s located near amenities so you can walk to other places, or park and walk if...More

1  Thank Elina P
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

You must check the local tide charts, then head out early morning when the tide goes out. We went to the beach about 6:30 am with our bags and metal scooper on a pole. There was only another expert sheller on the beach at that...More

Thank kimmy35
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This beach is very close to Bowman's Beach. Bowman's is on Sanibel Island and Turners Beach is on Captiva. Didn't expect such a nice beach since I didn't see it on any of my maps. Spent hours here, bending over collecting seashells with a number...More

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