Have you been reading my blog or viewing my seashell photos and decided to go on a quest for one (or some) of these shells? April vacation is the time when many northerners head south to soak up some Florida sunshine and most of them do that somewhere along that long coastline. If you are one of these vacationers, you have the chance to find a sweet seashell if you keep your eyes open.
Although most shell collecting is done along the beach, up in the sand, don’t forget to look down when you are out in the water, and especially during high tide. Empty shells just waiting to be found, may be right under your feet. Make sure they are not occupied, as many out in the water tend to be.
It will be easier to see down into the water in certain areas of Florida – such as the south and Gulf coast. Water along the eastern coastline tends to be darker and more churned up. But the sea is ever changing, and just like the wave height, the water coloring can change from day to day. I’ve been to New Smyrna Beach when it was nearly flat and very calm and I’ve seen pretty, crystal clear water there as well. But most of the time it’s not that way. It’s a good idea to have a mask if you want to get a view down under the swells.
Shells on the shore can be grabbed by any passerby, but out in the water, your search for that elusive treasure can be greatly expanded.
Read my page, for help in identifying the Types of Seashells you may find.