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Old 12-17-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Are there any good beaches north of clearwater but not in the panhandle? We are wanting to stop on the way down to Kissimmee from IL and hunt for seashells Thanks!!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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don't think so - now south of clearwater - really south of Tampa - there is a great place and I can't think of the name. Sanibel Island - found it here

maybe the link will help you
http://beachtreasuresandtreasurebeac...for-seashells/
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:38 PM   #3
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Honeymoon Island State Park is a nice beach for seashells, it is a natural beach, not a groomed one like Clearwater, etc. Cost is $8 per car (up to 8 people) to get in. It is north of Clearwater in Dunedin area.
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don't think so - now south of clearwater - really south of Tampa - there is a great place and I can't think of the name. Sanibel Island - found it here

maybe the link will help you
http://beachtreasuresandtreasurebeac...for-seashells/
Sanibel is a pretty good haul from Tampa/Clearwater. I've done day trips between the two, but it makes for a long day. Great place, though! Captiva is also a favorite of ours.

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:25 PM   #5
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I have to really laugh when I see Sanibel and Captiva on here as someone's favorite beach.. I don't mean any disrespect by any means It is just that those and Ft. Myers Beach are my local beaches and I have never looked at them that way. Sanibel and Captiva are beautiful beaches, I am just not a beach lover. Ft. Myers Beach is for the younger (college) crowd. If you are ever down this way, Lovers Key is another nice peaceful beach to check out. It is just south of Ft. Myers Beach.
I know the question was any beaches north, sorry but I cannot help there, only know the ones south on the Gulf
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:43 PM   #6
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I have to really laugh when I see Sanibel and Captiva on here as someone's favorite beach.. I don't mean any disrespect by any means It is just that those and Ft. Myers Beach are my local beaches and I have never looked at them that way. Sanibel and Captiva are beautiful beaches, I am just not a beach lover. Ft. Myers Beach is for the younger (college) crowd. If you are ever down this way, Lovers Key is another nice peaceful beach to check out. It is just south of Ft. Myers Beach.
I know the question was any beaches north, sorry but I cannot help there, only know the ones south on the Gulf
she wanted something for finding shells. no one mentioned beautiful
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Honeymoon Island State Park is a nice beach for seashells, it is a natural beach, not a groomed one like Clearwater, etc. Cost is $8 per car (up to 8 people) to get in. It is north of Clearwater in Dunedin area.
did not know about this one - thanks!
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did not know about this one - thanks!
I didn't either. Thanks! We went to pine island. No shells but amazing sand!
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she wanted something for finding shells. no one mentioned beautiful
for good shelling it is Sanibel, that is what it is known for.. I know she was looking for shells, not beautiful, but threw that in in the event anyone was down this way (SW FL) and wanted to know other beaches.
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I didn't either. Thanks! We went to pine island. No shells but amazing sand!
when you say Pine Island, do you mean in Lee County?
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when you say Pine Island, do you mean in Lee County?
I'm not sure what county - north of Tampa?
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We went to Siesta Key the other day and WOW!!! Best beach I've been to except for the Caribbean
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We went to Siesta Key the other day and WOW!!! Best beach I've been to except for the Caribbean
Oh. And also went to turtle beach and found TONS of shells!!!
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