The Secret to Collecting Seashells You Will Want to Keep

Beaches everywhere have sea life and seashells, but some beaches are better for collecting seashells than others. The secret to collecting seashells you will want to keep, and display, is twofold. First, figure out what it is you are looking for, in general. Do you want a great big fabulous shell for the coffee table…

Collecting and Buying Real Sea Glass

Collecting your own sea glass assures you it’s real, but buying on line may give you pause. Is that necklace (with the hefty price tag) made of the real thing? I may have come across sea glass during my treks to the ocean, but I never paid much attention to it. The kids and I…

Venice Beach is the Place to Find Shark’s Teeth

The shoreline at Venice Beach, on the Gulf coast of Florida, is known as the best place to find shark’s teeth.  I have never visited this beach, which is located about halfway along the west coast, but my kids would have loved to collect sharks teeth there. Just like beachcombing for good seashells, you will…

Where and When To Find The Best Seashells?

Most people love to find and collect seashells. The “best shells” is a relative term, as it may mean different things to different beach-combers. I’m lucky to live in Florida where a beach is always close by. The West coast is the place to search for beautiful shells, and probably the Keys too, but I…

Sea Biscuits On Sanibel Island?

I recently had a reader ask me if the treasure she found along the beaches of Sanibel, Florida was a Sea Biscuit. I have a couple of sea biscuits, which are puffy sand dollars, but I didn’t find my large one, I bought it at a shop years ago. I may have found the small…