Mar 022013
 

Florida is well known for its many white sand beaches both in the Gulf of Mexico side and in the Atlantic ocean side but if you are looking for Florida beaches for seashells then you need to go to some special beaches that contain lots of seashells compared to other beach. Check the top ten Florida beaches for seashells as quoted below:

Look no further than Florida for some of the best seashell collecting in the country. Throughout the Sunshine State there are beaches with lovely shells and sea glass that are worth planning a trip around. Some travelers will prefer beaches with oceanfront vacation rentals, while others might prefer lesser-known beaches or protected state parks for a serene experience. Whatever type of beach you crave, you’ll find a match in Florida.

1. Sanibel Island

Located near Fort Myers, Sanibel Island is one of the best places in Florida for collecting seashells. On this barrier island, shells cover the beaches. The island is also appealing for its wildlife, great restaurants, and low-key development. Here you can expect a quiet, leisurely trip full of good walks on the beach 

2. Caladesi Island State Park

If you’re looking for protected state beaches, plan a trip to the Caladesi Island State Park in the Tampa Bay Area. You can’t reach this beach by car — only by boat — leaving the quiet beach…

Full story -> beachtreasuresandtreasurebeaches.com  2/28/12

 

Let’s summarize the top ten Florida beaches for seashells.:
Pictures of Florida beaches for seashells hunting

Sanibel Island
Wulfert Sanibel
By Bradeos Graphon (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Cedar Key
Cedar Key FL beach01
By Ebyabe (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Panama City Beach Florida
The Beach - Panama City Beach Florida
By Bart Everson (originally posted to Flickr as The Beach) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Caladesi Island State Park
Caladesi_island_beach_01
by Philipp Michel Reichold at Flickr

Honeymoon Island near Tampa
Honeymoon Island State Park (Image 6)
By Christopher Hollis for Wdwic Pictures [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

Jupiter Island – noth of West Palm Beach
Windy

by lakewentworth at Flickr

Little Talbot Island State Park – noth of Jacksonville
Little Talbot Island SP beach01
By Ebyabe (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Venice beach – south Sarasota
Starr 031108-0295 Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis
Forest & Kim Starr [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Captiva Island
North Captiva Island airport1
By Airborne Pilot (Flickr: North Captiva Island_airport1) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Fernandina beach in Amelia Island
FernandinaBeach11
By Excel23 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Those are the pictures of the top ten florida beaches for seashells. If you visit those places you could collect few beautiful seashells treasures. It is easier to spot more seashells during low tide. I think you cannot bring in seashells from other country or it could be confiscated in the airport. Some people would place the seashells on their checked-in luggage. But if you just go for a road trip and not take airplane then nobody will check your things, but then in a marine reserve or sanctuary beaches people are prohibited from picking up seashells. There are different laws in seashell collecting so make sure you are not collecting a live shell.  The best way is to ask the beach management or find out the shelling laws in the place you want to visit.

She sells sea shells by the sea shore.
by krystalchu at Flickr

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