Shell Key Preserve
Shell Key Preserve is in Tierra Verde, Fl in Pinellas county.
Shell Key Preserve is a very long and narrow island a couple miles south of Pass A Grille. It can only be reached by canoe, kayak, or boat.
There is a Shell Key shuttle to the island. The island is shaped like the
letter C and it protects about 9 smaller islands from gulf winds and waves. The water around these 9 small islands is only about 1-4 feet deep.
The preserve is beautiful and the water around the island is usually very clear. It's a great place to canoe or kayak. The water on the bay side of the island is only a few feet deep and really
only suitable for canoeing or kayaking.
Sea shells on Shell Key Preserve beach
The next three images are from the ocean / gulf side of the island
These are pictures of the Island from the bay side
This is the shallow pass on the north side of the Island
This is the deeper pass on the south side of the key / island
This is a small crystal clear brackish stream that winds through part of the island
These are pictures of a trail that winds through a large section of the interior part of the island
Sandpipers at the Key
These are pictures of Sawyer Key (one of the islands protected by Shell Key)
These are pictures of Ponnoma Island
This is Summer Resort Key
These are just a few of the very small islands