Summer is upon us and it’s time to hit the beach! There are virtually endless beautiful beaches and coasts to explore, and different beaches offer different things. Some are great spots for snorkeling, others offer great surf, and some just provide long sandy shores for a relaxing sunbathing experience. There are also some that are the best beaches for seashells, drawing all ages to come comb the shores and find a unique shell to look at or take home for their collection.
Here are some of the best beaches for seashells in the US where you can walk the shores and comb for precious treasures this summer.
Travel to Oahu, part of the beautiful collection of Hawaii islands and explore the famed Waikiki Beach. Not only is this a top beach in Hawaii, but it’s one of the top beaches in the world. It features a two-mile stretch of white sand and offers prime swimming, surfing, and sunbathing. And of course, it is one of the best beaches for seashells.
Hawaiian seashells are unique and colorful, and are used by native Hawaiians for making jewelry, fish hooks, and more. The easiest way to find one of these special shells is to walk the beach in the surf as the tide is coming in. Cowrie shells and Cone shells are the most common found along Waikiki Beach.
Stay right on the shores with a timeshare resale or rental at Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk where you can easily comb the beaches as well as enjoy on-site amenities like swimming pools, a game room, fitness center, and a tour desk to book exciting local excursions during your stay as well.
The state of Florida is home to many incredible beaches, but one of the locations of the best beaches for seashells is undoubtedly Sanibel Island. This tranquil Florida destination is best known for its laid-back vibe, swaying palm trees, and breathtaking sunsets. This is the perfect spot for a truly relaxing coastal experience with plenty of seashells to be combed through.
Sanibel Island is actually made out of seashells, to the point where a local will dig the garden in their backyard to find a plethora of conchs, whelks, scallops, and clam shells that are perfectly intact. Shop around Sanibel and you will find a selection of unique shell-made gifts in the form of decor and jewelry. Explore the Gulf-side beaches to find conch shells, lightning whelks, tulips shells, sand dollar shells, and junonia shells.
Tortuga Beach Club Resort will put you just steps away from the shores of the Gulf, with added resort amenities like hot tubs, activity programs, swimming pools, and tennis courts.
While Texas may not be the first state that comes to mind when you think of a beachside retreat, Galveston is a truly excellent coastal destination. This small island is just 32 miles long and two and a half miles wide, while being under an hour from the big Texas cities we know and love.
When seeking out seashells, the western end of Galveston is an ideal spot. When combing the shores, you’re likely to find murex, marsh snail, shark’s eye, Hay’s Rock shells, zebra periwinkle and much more. You’re also likely to uncover a variety of types of clams and scallops.
Silverleaf Seaside Resort is the perfect place to relax after a day of seashell searching. The property offers an impressive selection of amenities including an outdoor pool, snack bar, miniature golf course, and various sports courts.
Head out west to sunny California and see all that Coronado has to offer. Besides beautiful beaches, you’ll be able to easily access top San Diego attractions including San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, the Gaslamp Quarter, golf courses, and art galleries.
When it’s time to search for shells, be sure to keep an eye out for the local favorite: silvery oyster shells. These shells cover the dunes and sparkle in the sun. The narrow beaches allow you to uncover cockles, limpets, scallops, and sand dollars, as well as many clams buried under the sand.
Stay right on the shores with accommodations at Coronado Beach Resort. Besides prime access to the shores, you’ll also enjoy the resort’s happy hours, sauna, bike and boat rental center, and spa services.
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