WHY IS SHELLING SPECIAL ON SANIBEL?
Sanibel and Captiva are shaped like a boomerang and have an east-west orientation rather than the usual north-south barrier island positioning. Sanibel sticks out in the gulf and acts like a giant scoop for shells moved to the North by coastal winds and currents from the South.
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Check the tide schedule at the Shell Museum, local newspapers, or the Internet. And, be sure to obey the local shell laws. Watch Sanibel Shelling Videos, read tips for Finding The Best Shells, or all about Transporting Shells, and most importantly how to Clean The Shells properly. Also, read Shell Seeker by Kathleen E. Hoover. Learn about the Alphabet Cone here and the Bailey-Matthews shell museum here.