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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Check the Shore For Seashells After Hurricane Irene Passes

After hurricane Irene comes by and does her damage to the east coast, one thought to make you smile is that possibly the seashells washed ashore will offer a nice variety. The churning ocean water will most likely dredge up some empty shells (and other things) and deposit them along the beaches. Even in Florida, […]

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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 […]

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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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