Top Rare Seashell Finds in Florida

The casual seashell collector gathers whatever looks good as they stroll along the shore, but some people are die hard searchers for that all elusive and fairly rare shell.  Here are three to keep in mind if you visit the Florida Gulf Coast area. The Junonia (Scaphella junonia) is unmistakable with it’s ivory colored background…

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…

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 –…

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…

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…