Shell Island’s Shaded Past

Visiting Shell Island

Shell Island's Shaded Past

Shell Island’s Shaded Past

When you take a trip to Panama City Beach FL, you will not want to leave without visiting Shell Island. Shell Island is 7 miles of an undeveloped barrier island, and runs east to west amid the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay. The best way to get there is to Allow Bay Point Water Sports to give you a guided Dolphin Tour, or you can rent our jet skis, and make your own way there! Shell Island does not have concession stands, picnic tables, bathrooms, or anything like that, so be sure to think and pack what you will need for the exciting trip ahead.

History of the Island

Technically, the little island right of the beach isn’t an island at all, it is a peninsula. If you don’t know what that is, it is a piece of land that is surrounded or projected into a body of water. Shell Island has seen a lot, and by that I mean history!

Pirates on Shell Island?

Pirates on Shell Island?

It has seen Native American Settlement, been through the arrival of Spanish explorers, and even pirates! It has long been rumored that the pirates used to frequent the little spit of land. While researching this article, we couldn’t find any reliable information which only adds to the mystique of the island. It is a known fact that Ponce de Leon was the first Spanish explorer in Florida. He discovered the state in 1513, and who knows, he may have very well have cruised by Shell Island on one of his many journeys!

Safety of Shell Island

Shell Island Wild Life

Shell Island Wild Life

There are many creatures that call Shell Island home. A lot of these are endangered species. Don’t bring anything that could be harmful to the environment, let’s keep Shell Island just the way it is! Shell Island is a very safe and exciting place to be. You don’t have to worry about anything, and you can just relax. Anyways, isn’t that the point when vacationing in Florida? All the species down here are so unique. Ghost crabs, loggerhead turtles, snowy plovers, and even Choctawhatchee mice! You could stay at this island for an hour, or even a whole day and still not get over the beauty. Shell Island is an amazing place to be, so make sure to come to Bay Point Water Sports the next time you’re in Panama City Beach, Florida. This will be one of the most prettiest views you will ever see. When you visit Bay Point Water Sports for one of our dolphin tours, you’ll get to visit Shell Island and see the spectacular beauty it has to offer for yourself.