Shelling on Sanibel Island Florida

Monday, May 7, 2018
Thinking about your next vacation destination that is either relaxing or family friendly?  If you’re daydreaming about seaside sunning and likes to spend a quiet afternoon shell-collecting  the Sanibel Island in Florida is just your spot. It is connected to Fort Myers by the Sanibel Causeway Bridge. This Island has beautiful beaches, lots of high-rise hotels and condos, and a laid back atmosphere.

Why there's so many shells?

Sanibel Island coastlines run east and west, different than most islands which run north and south, this direction allows Sanibel Island to catch abundant sea shells.  The Gulf of Mexico scooping up all the seashells imported from the Caribbean and brings it to the shores.  Sanibel Island is world renowned for its shells. People from all over the world come to collect and admire the colorful "Treasures From the Sea".



Sea Shelling Tips: 
  •   Bring a bucket, net bag and scoop, wear sunscreen  and hat.
  •   Anytime is a good time for shelling, but often, the early morning at low tide is best.
  •   It is illegal to take live shells,  please return them to the water.



You can see the Lighthouse from here.
This sand whale is so cute!

Keep Calm, enjoy the view and drive a Jeep ●|||||● ✋

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45 comments:

  1. What a neat beach! I would love to go here one day. Collecting shells is always a lot of fun.

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  2. Wow, this is so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing, I'm currently looking for Florida deals because we're planning a location there in July. This looks like a perfect place! Love that sand

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    1. We love to visit Florida their beach is one of the best beaches in the country. I don't recommend to go on summer time though. It can be really HOT!

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  3. Oh wow! My daughter would love to go there! Every time we go to a beach she looks for unique seashells! She would hit the jackpot there!

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    1. This is a nice family vacation and a good quality time with your kids. Collecting shells is so much fun.

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  4. This looks like such a relaxing beach!! I love all of the seashells and the dolphin sand castle (if it can even be called a sand castle - maybe more like sand sculpture). I wish we had more beaches like this near me!

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    1. Me too , I think its a sand whale who ever made it is a real artist!

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  5. Oh my goodness what a lovely and relaxing beach to spend some time on, I would love to go and pick up all the shells!

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  6. OMG how beautiful are all of these shells!! I bet this is amazing to see in person.

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    1. Actually it is, my first time to see beach with lots of sea shells. So cool to see it in person.

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  7. I miss going to a beach. I love shelling as well, so this sounds like a great beach for me. And that sand whale is so cute.

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  8. My parents love this beach, it’s so gorgeous!

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  9. This beach seems like a great beach to take my kids to. They love to play in the sand and if they can take some of the shells home that would be a great day at the beach for them.

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    1. I'm sure your kids would love this beach Sir. There's so much things to do in this area.

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  10. Oh wow this beach looks so incredible. I love shells even as a little girl and so I know if i went there id be coming home with a trunk of them.

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    1. I feel the same way too this beach brings me back to my memory lane. So much fun to see lots of shells in front of you.

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  11. It looks like an ocean of shells lying aground there. It is a paradise for kids to collect them. And, the beach is so serene and calm.

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  12. We have went shelling before and had fun. Something everyone can do and enjoy.

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  13. What a beautiful beach! The shells are perfect too! Great way to spend quality time together.

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  14. This is exactly the vacation that I am looking for! I love the beach with all my heart! I had no idea this placed existed and I can't wait to explore it!

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    1. From what I've heard its so rare to see this kind of beach glad we found one. That is why we love road trip we get to places we have never been and some of them are really unique.

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  15. I've never visited Sanibel Island in Florida before. This would be the perfect destination spot for our next vacation.

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    1. Sure this beach is not that far from Miami which is also nice vacation spot.

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  16. This beach looks gorgeous! I will have to visit this Island next time I am in Florida

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  17. I love collecting shells, its my way of taking a little bit of my holidays back home with me. Next trip to florida I will need to check out this island

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  18. I have always wanted to go there and it looks better than I imagined. Shelling was always one of our favorite things and those are really special.

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    1. Go here on off season when the weather is not too hot. You and your family will enjoy this area.

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  19. I haven't collected shells in so long but this really takes me back. You've reminded me that this is a great way to spend time with my little one while we vacation on the beach!

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  20. I've never been to Florida but it is on my bucket list! Sanibel Island sounds like a fantastic place to explore!

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    1. We always go to Florida at least ones or twice a year. Most of the time in panhandle where the beach has sugary sand and crystal clear water. This is the first time we went on the road trip going to Florida keys. Sanibel Island is one of our stop over. Glad we did because its a beautiful Island.

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  21. Looks like Sanibel just got added to my "must see" this Summer. I love in Florida so I definitely need to make an effort and visit this year! The kids would love the seashells!

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    1. I bet they will and the beach is the best place to relax.

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  22. That sand whale is awesome! I've never been to that region of Florida but the beach sounds lovely and that is a lot of shells.

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  23. This makes me miss the beach! We go to Florida every summer and I honestly wouldn't mind spending an entire day here! It's so beautiful.

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  24. That sand whale is surely very cute indeed! :D

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  25. A Jeep sounds like the perfect vehicle to head out on the beach. My kids would love shelling like this. It looks like you found some nice ones.

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    1. Thank you, we had a great time with our Jeep , this the second time we take our Jeep on a long road trip. As always it never fails us!

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  26. We live so far away to the beach but when we go, the kids always finds time to collect shells. We still have the once we got from OceaN cITY.

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    1. We are not too close to any beach as either. Each year we always set a time off for a vacation just to go and relax at the beach. I have to tell this beaches in the far out South is way better than the ones in the North. I've learned the closer your were at Gulf Mexico the warmer and the beautiful sugary sand you will see.

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  27. Florida is one of my favorite places to visit, but I have not been to this island! I will definitely have to make the trip next time!

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  28. My oldest daughter would love to go shelling every time would would go to a beach. This brings back great memories!

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  29. Jennifer MitchellMay 12, 2018 at 8:55 PM

    My kids love to search up shells when we go to the beach. This would be such a huge hit for them!

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  30. What a wonderful beach! When I go to Florida I will certainly go there. Beautiful post!

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  31. This is a wonderful post! That beach looks amazing. I'd love to go if I ever visit Florida! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  32. Oh I miss Florida and it's beaches. Sanibel Island is so beautiful and your photos have me remembering all my family vacations we took there.

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