Shelling Tips

The good news is Wyndham Garden is right on the beach, so shelling on Fort Myers Beach is just a short stroll away!

Shelling Tip #1: Tide Charts

Look at the tide charts and try to get out about an hour before and after low tide, you may be more successful.  By getting out a little early, you may beat some of the other shellers to the prize shell… and it affords you more time for a perfect shell hunt.

Shelling Tip #2: Moon Phase

Check out the phase of the moon. Full moons and new moons have the most extreme tides, typically meaning you will find more abundance of shells.

Shelling Tip #3: Wind Direction

Which way is the wind blowing? If the wind is blowing from the water to the shore this is the most favorable condition, as it can help move the seashells onto the beach.

Shelling Tip #4: Recent Storm

Has it stormed recently? Even better… Searching for that prized shell after a storm can prove more lucrative because shells are generally swept onto the shore.

Shelling Tip #5: Sunblock

Don’t forget your sunblock. You could get swept up into the moment and forget the time. It happens frequently. Just remember the Florida sunshine can be intense and sunblock is necessary. So, lather up and hit the beach to find your shelling prize.

Shelling Tip #6: Have Fun

Shelling is the perfect activity for individuals, couples and families. It is so rewarding to find that prized shell, be it a Junonia, which is very rare, or a sand dollar, Lightning Welk, or Angel Wings. It doesn’t really matter what you find, shelling is just fun in its own right.

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