Mom, Look What I Found! Get the Bucket

Children are just naturally inquisitive and at the beach they are bound to continuously run up to you with a new treasure in hand.  Mom, look what I found!  I always had a bucket ready to hold the shells, broken and whole, that my children had discovered while digging moats and building castles in the […]

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Finding Shells (and Other Creatures) on The East Coast of Florida

Sanibel and Captiva Islands on Florida’s Gulf coast is a popular tourist destination for the serious seashell collector. It is possible to find some quite rare shells there, and it’s impossible to not find any. Some of the beaches on Sanibel Island are nothing but shells! But if you travel to Florida’s east coast – […]

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Plan A Vacation With Good Shelling

The southeastern U. S. coastline, particularly the Gulf coast of Florida, contains some of the best shelling in the world. Sanibel Island and the surrounding area, including Captiva Island are situated just right for “catching” the shells in the current of the Gulf waters and when visiting you’ll find yourself doing the “Sanibel stoop” right […]

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Do Angels Shed Their Wings?

If angels ever need to give their wings a rest, I imagine they shed them along the Florida coast or over the shallow water where they eventually wash up on shore for us to find in the form of long white seashells. The Angel Wing (Cyrtopleura costata) shells look just as you would picture them […]

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Is It Okay To Purchase Shells At Shops?

If you are vacationing with the family near the beach and come across a “Shell Shop”, the kids start begging you to take them in and buy some souvenirs. Do you stop? Is it okay to purchase shells at a shop? After all, where do they get all those shells? Whether you would say “yes” […]

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