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Love Amelia Shell Seeking Secrets

Posted on June 09, 2016 |
Amelia Island
Love Amelia Shell Seeking Secrets
Love Amelia is always seeking the secrets of a perfect beach day.  Here's a look at how you can find your own treasure on your next visit.
Local resident Sinda Nichols gives us the dirt (sand?) on how to have more fun collecting shells on our shores.


More tips from seasoned seekers:
  • Go out at low tide and concentrate on the damp to wet sand area near water’s edge. (Just south of Amelia, Little Talbot Island State Park has a wide beach that magnifies low tide.)
  • After a storm is a great time to see what has washed up.
  • Shells are seasonal; winter is generally the most bountiful time.
  • Some favorite shells found on Amelia and neighboring Cumberland Island include sand dollars, great heart cockles, olives, lightning whelks and baby’s ear moon snails.
  • If you are or become serious about shelling on the First Coast, the Jacksonville Shells site is a great resource.
If you've found beautiful shells or striking shark's teeth, share them with us on social media by using #LoveAmelia.

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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.