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Big Shell Island Sand Bar

Posted by Shane On December 27th

This is a fun place to go to if you are short on time and do not have time to run further out. This is a great place to grill out and meet friends and family. Pull right up on the beach. Remember pull up on the rear of the beach( the NE side) as long as you run on close to the island you will have good water. I would not bring a large boat around the rear side. This sand bar is not as nice as say a real beach, the sand bar does have rocks and some oyster shells, however, the kids can still play and have a great time and dad can still fish from shore. Depending on the time of year, you can catch, Sheeps Head, Red Fish, Trout, Snook and snapper right from the Sand bar.

How Do You Get There?

This is easy. Coming from Cape Coral Yacht Club, get into the ICW and head towards the mouth of the river. Go to the slow zone and look for Shell Point Cove also known as Cocktail Cove or Marker 94. Look to your right that will be Shell Island Sand Bar. (I attached photos for you to view) On a high tide smaller boats cut slowly across between the two islands to get to the rear of the sand bar. If you are a little bigger take the inside of Shell Island and follow along the shore line. Boat smart and have a great time!!!

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