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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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The Captiva Pass is a corner of Captiva and is too beautiful to miss.

It is extremely famous in this region of Florida. You will find the sandbars, a bunch of them, many beautiful seashells get flung in this area, and it is oh, so relaxing. A must... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2016
estherp618
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Brooklyn, New York

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

It is extremely famous in this region of Florida. You will find the sandbars, a bunch of them, many beautiful seashells get flung in this area, and it is oh, so relaxing. A must see.

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IOwa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Great beach we would definitely be going back again!!!!! We found some amazing shells and it is super private. I would love to go back right now!

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Bartlett, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

great fishing, amazing sea shells, cool wildlife and exploring places, very friendly people and paths to access the ocean pass

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Parrish, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

Lovely beach to stroll and seek out shells, we unfortunately arrived to late in the tide chart and did not find as many as we had hoped to find. Best time to shell is low tide. Pay for parking by the hour.

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Southampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

It's an ok beach - on the positive side of things there are a huge number of beautiful shells which are great for collecting and nice atmosphere , other people on the beach are respectful and peaceful. However the sand is rough and course (? Due to all the shells) and the sea is brown and murky. It is the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

This is a beautiful place to visit. Shelling is great. The other tourists (Christmas, 2015) were family oriented, as we were. Peaceful, calm, rejuvenating!

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

We found all of our great shells to take back home in this area. There are also rocks that make for some great beach photos. Parking can be tough, and it can get kind of crowded at low tide when the shells are plentiful, but it was worth the stop.

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Church Hill, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Less people, all natural, wild life, shelling, a dolphin here and there, boats passing by, the sun on your face, shells in your bag, and a big smile on your face. Yea, that's Captiva Pass.

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Illinois City, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Great stop for pictures or you could spend the day at the beach. Parking might be limited so plan ahead.

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Smiths, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Very nice beach w/ paid parking area. Tends to be busiest in late morning to late afternoon and parking gets to be difficult then. Lots of good fishing here and tons of nice shells are everywhere! You can see manatees here as well horseshoe crabs (and lots of birds!). The water is shallow in most places and there's a large... More 

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