Sanibel Island (off the west coast of Florida) is one of the world's most renowned shell hunting grounds. Supposedly more than 400 types of shells can wash ashore.
"Shelling became our daily past-time, as did it for most the other visitors we saw on the beach," Kelly from Pass the Torch says. And if you find the prized Junonia Shell, your photo will be published in the local newspaper!
Dorothy. "The best time to look for shells is just after the lowest tide and early in the morning, before the beach has been picked over."
Small Serendipities loves to hunt along the stretch of beach around Lighthouse Point where small shells abound.
Sand Between Toes, who moved to Sanibel from Ohio. Another Sanibel island blog is Sanibel Toot's Lazy Days.
Shell Fair in the U.S. where shell artists exhibit their work. From shell critters to Sailors Valentines to shell flowers, even shell embellished shoes! The show is hosted by the Sanibel Community Association and Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club and takes place the first Thursday in March every year (soon!). Intrigued? Then watch Martha Steward's Video.