Why go? Local beaches, especially on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, offer the best shelling in the USA.
Activity: Stroll along some of the 50 miles of beautiful beach front here and you’ll probably feel a crunch along the way. Perfect gulf waters and white sand beaches hold over 400 species of shells, which would even make the professional shell collector gasp. Whilst it is prohibited to take live shells from the beaches, an afternoon spent shelling won’t disappoint and you’ll soon develop the ‘Sanibel Stoop’ as you find yourself constantly looking footwards for beautiful sprinkles of white, pink and peach coloured mollusc magnificence.
Don't miss: The Bailey Matthews Shell Museum