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5232 Finisterre Drive, Panama City, Panama City, FL 32408
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Friends of Shell Island, Inc. is a tax-deductible non-profit advocacy group based in Panama City, Florida. Our mission is to protect our access to the island we love, conserve its resources, and educate the public about its beauty in order to preserve its place in our lives and in the lives of the visitors who come to Bay County to experience it.

Shell Island is a pristine barrier island off the coast of Panama City, Florida that has been treasured by Bay County residents and visitors for over 100 years as a unique getaway destination. It is the jewel of Bay County for citizens who live here, and it is one of the top attractions for visitors who come here and contribute to our economy.

The western half of Shell Island is under control of the St. Andrews State Park, within the Florida Parks System. In the middle of Shell Island, at the boaters’ most popular anchoring area, is the “Spanish Ante Subdivision” with private lots (many owned by the park) and county roads throughout. Tyndall Air Force Base owns the eastern half of Shell Island and all of neighboring Crooked Island.