Just in time for our National Seashell Day shellebration on June 20, Smithsonian Magazine has named The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel one of the top five beaches in the U.S. for beachcombing.
The article says: “If there’s one spot in the country that’s known as a paradise for seashell enthusiasts, it’s The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel Island. Thanks to the Gulf of Mexico’s consistent currents, which gently sweep hundreds of thousands of shells from the Caribbean north to Florida each day, it’s not uncommon to find a variety of intact seashells, including horse conchs, calico scallops and corkscrew-shaped augers.”
The mention also goes on to say that we are the home to the country’s only museum dedicated to shells and mollusks, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. “In addition to including some 30 exhibitions on the subject, the museum hosts daily beach walks led by one of its staff marine biologists and a more in-depth monthly guided excursion to nearby Bunche Beach.”
Read the complete article here!