Collecting seashells is one of the most popular things that grandchildren want to do when they come for a visit. Whether the sun is shining or a gentle rain is falling, searching for unique and beautiful seashells along the beach is a great way to pass a few hours. Not to mention a wonderful form of exercise.
Starfish a prized find
Seashells on beach
Piles of Sea Sponges
But I have to make a confession. Seashell collecting is not just something for the youngsters. Both Judy and I love to search for that perfectly unique shell. We walk every day for exercise and more often than not we like to find any excuse to go for a walk on the beach. So while we get our exercise we also indulge ourselves in a little fun by hunting for seashells.
The Englewood beaches abound with fascinating shells of many different shapes, colors, and color patterns. It was not until recently that I discovered that there are shells that are unique to our beaches. I have listed them below:
- Left Handed Whelks
- Auger Shells
- Coquina Shells
- Rough Scallop
- Fighting Conch
Of course, seashells are not the only treasure that you look for on the beach. Sharks’ teeth are a highly prized item. But again, I only recently discovered just how special are these dark beauties. I learned that some of them may be as old as one million years. Wow! If only our teeth would last so long!
If you enjoy collecting seashells and want to learn more about this hobby there are groups that you can join such as the Englewood Shell Club.
Whether you want to become an avid collector of seashells and sharks’ teeth or just pick up the occasional special shell, the beaches of Englewood provide an ample hunting ground for collecting seashells and sharks teeth.
Don’t you just love Englewood Florida!