Shark Statues

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Galveston, TX
Gianni's Italian Bistro & Bar
Galveston, TX
Shark Attack 5D Theater
Galveston, TX
This concrete Shark-Man statue was created by Don Canaday. It has been here for many years and withstood Hurricane Ike in 2008. [map]

The sharks at Gianni's Italian Bistro & Bar and Shark Attack 5D Theater are located next door to each other. The Gianni's shark has been there since at least 2007. The building previously housed Island Smoothie and Body Language Tattoo. The Shark Attack shark was built in 2017. [map]

Giant Shark
Morro Bay, CA
This Giant Shark has been installed on the roof of the Great American Fish Company since at least 2007. [map]

Great White Shark [gone]
Washington, DC
This Great White Shark statue was installed in 2010 front of the National Geographic Society museum. This display was to promote their "Expedition Great White" TV program. The statue is gone now.

Palace Beachwear and Gifts
Corpus Christi, TX
Bargain Beachwear
North Myrtle Beach, SC
Palace Beachwear and Gifts features a giant shark entrance. Most of these souvenir shops only have mouth entrances -- not the entire shark body. [map]

Bargain Beachwear features a giant shark mouth entrance. [map]

Jaws Beachworld
South Padre Island, TX
Third Coast Beach Company
Corpus Christi, TX
The Jaws Beachworld shark has been there since at least 2007. [map]

The Third Coast Beach Company shark has been there since at least 2007 when the store was known as Destination. [map]

Mirage Beachwear
Port Aransas, TX
Destination Beach & Surf
Port Aransas, TX
The Mirage Beachwear shark head has been here since at least 2006. [map]

The Destination Beach & Surf shark has been here since at least 2007. [map]

Souvenir City
Gulf Shores, AL
Souvenir City opened in 1956. This shark has been there since at least 2002. [map]

Biloxi, MS
Lakeville, MN
The Sharkheads gift shop opened in 1977 as T-shirt City. In 2000, the store expanded and added a 32-foot-tall shark head entrance. The name was changed to Sharkheads. The building and shark were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In 2012, the store and shark were rebuilt. For more, see this website. [map]

The Shark in Lakeville is located at Hot Sam's Antiques. This photo is from 2012. It has a more realistic paint job in 2009. [map]

Pensacola Beach, FL
Pensacola Beach, FL
Islamorada, FL
Homestead, FL
The first Shark shown above was installed on top of the Shaggy's Waterfront Bar & Grill sign around 2020. [map]

The second Shark shown above is located inside Flounders Chowder House.

The Shark in Islamorada is installed in front of Mangrove Mike's Cafe. It has been there since at least 2011. [map]

The Shark in Homestead was installed at the Havana Spice Restaurant around 2019. [map]

Tarpon Springs, FL
Clermont, FL
Islamorada, FL
Sarasota, FL
This Giant Shark in Tarpon Springs was installed in 2017 for Bumpa's Fish Shack. It closed in 2018 and the building has been vacant since then. This statue remains. [map]

This Giant Shark in Clermont is located at the Showcase of Citrus. [map]

This Giant Shark in Islamorada was installed at Bud n' Mary's Marina around 2019. [map]

This fiberglass Giant Shark in Sarasota is integrated into the sign for the Phillippi Creek Village shops. It has been there since at least 2007. [map]

Hammerhead Shark
Cortez, FL
This Hammerhead Shark is installed behind the post office and hardware store. The 25-foot-long statue was based on a legendary shark known as "Old Hitler." It built in 2016 from fiberglass and styrofoam by Rose Lipke. For more, see this website. [map]

Hammerhead Shark
Islamorada, FL
This Hammerhead Shark with scuba gear was installed in front of Wahoo's Bar and Grill around 2019. [map]

Marathon, FL
The Shark on the left above was installed at the Shady Palm Art Gallery in 2017. They have named him "Nibbles." The statue was previously located at Big Coppitt Key, FL where it had been since at least 1999.

The second Shark above is installed on a trailer. It has been at the gallery since around 2019. It was originally installed at Fred's Beds. It had been there since at least the 1990s. The gallery is restoring the statue. [map]

Key West, FL
The Shark in Key West was built by welding class students at Sugarloaf Elementary School. It has been there since at least 2008. The school's mascot is a shark. [map]

Shark, Squid & Blue Crab
Panacea, FL
The Shark, Squid & Blue Crab were installed in 2018. They were purchased by Mad Anthony's Restaurant, the Rock Landing Marina, and the Gulf Specimen Aquarium. [map]

More Shark Statues:
Cedar Key, FL
Daytona Beach, FL
Homosassa, FL
Fort Walton Beach, FL [gone]
Charleston, IL
Elizabeth, IL
Grand Island, NE
Center Moriches, NY
Port Clinton, OH
McClellanville, SC [gone]
Pigeon Forge, TN
Bennington, VT
Puerto Nuevo, MX
Adelaide, AU

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