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The 10 most beautiful seashell beaches in the world

The 10 most beautiful seashell beaches in the world
Sanibel Island, Florida

Recognized (by Travel & Leisure magazine) as the best place to find shells in North America, Sanibel Island - located near Fort Meyers in the Gulf of Mexico - is a paradise for shellfish lovers.

"The east-west topography of this area makes it a great place to experience an incredible variety of shells," says Gabe Saglie, Travelzoo's editor. These are 400 kinds of shells that are rejected by thousands every day by the sea. Pleuroplocas of Florida, anomies, giant hulls, calico scallops ... you have the choice. The Junonia is the favorite of the people of the place. Sanibel Island is home to the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, the only shellfish museum in the United States.
Warning to all well-meaning collectors: collecting shells on a beach can disrupt the local aquatic ecosystem as they serve as home to the hermit crabs, provide a hiding place for small fish and equipment for birds to build their nest . Better to just admire them, take a picture of them and leave them in their natural habitat.

Shell Beach, St. Barthelemy

To deserve the name of shell beach, you have to have a very impressive range of shells ... And that's exactly what Shell Beach, in the capital Gustavia, has to offer. There are so many shells buried several inches deep that you will not be able to walk there barefoot. "Shell Beach is a part of the island where a ton of shells have accumulated on the shore," says Sveva Marcangeli, owner and founder of the Svadore travel blog.
Shell Beach, Australia

Fortunately, Shell Beach is not a registered trademark, as there is another place worthy of the name in the Shark Bay area of ​​Western Australia. If this beach seems to be composed of fine white sand, we do not actually find a single grain.
It is entirely covered with billions of tiny white shells of the family of hulls, buried up to 10 meters deep in certain areas.
Tybee Island, Georgia, United States

Located 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, Tybee Island is an eight kilometer long beach. Perfect for the drummers. You will find a variety of shells, including whelk, olive and Atlantic shark eye in a wide range of colors.
For example, the most common bivalve arches - molluscs - range from gray to white to dark red, orange and walleye. Because of its changing tides, it's impossible to know where the best spots on the island are for shellfish, but you'll sometimes find large accumulations by simply walking in the sand. You will find more fragile shells (such as clams, knuckles, knives and pholades) in quieter areas of the beach.
The beach of Punta Umbria, Spain

In the autonomous community of Punta Umbria in Andalusia, in the south of Spain, the beach is overflowing with bivalve molluscs.
"Low tides often leave behind an incredible display of shells," says Carlos Quintero, founder of Andalusia Lifestyles, a company that helps US citizens plan their retirement in Spain. Often belonging to the same family, like that of large clams, seashells come in many sizes, colors and shapes. It sometimes looks like a huge carpet of seashells covering the beach. It's really spectacular! "
The islands of San Blas, Panama

Archipelago on the Caribbean coast of Panama, the islands of San Blas are among the most beautiful remote beaches in the world with their coral reefs and seashells in quantity.
"Since these reefs are right next to the beaches and the tides are virtually non-existent, you can search for shells at any time," says Jorge Bastos, Travel Drafts editor. The most impressive ones I saw in San Blas were flat sea urchins. The sheet they had printed in the sand was so well defined that it sounded too good to be true. "
Although it is very tempting to bring shells home, it is forbidden to bring it back to San Blas.
Kite Beach, Dubai

A favorite place for kitesurf enthusiasts, Kite Beach in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, can also delight lovers of beautiful seashells. "I heard that the best time to see shellfish was at low tide, but I went there in the afternoon and found it easy," says Christabel Lobo, a freelance author and freelance designer. and having grown up in Dubai.
Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina

You may recognize the iconic Cape Lookout National Seashore lighthouse on the Crystal Coast in North Carolina, but it's a succession of wild and shimmering beaches stretching over 90 kilometers - accessible only by boat - that will grab the attention lovers of shells.
Conch nodules, bay scallops, grainy helmets and other types of shells are thrown to shore. A helmet the size of a basketball, four times larger than average, has been discovered recently! Try to rake the beach early in the morning, at low tide, after a storm or during the low tourist season, during the winter months for example, to see more.
Somerset Creek Beach, Bahamas

Stretching over a mile and a half into Andros Island - a Bahamian archipelago - Somerset Creek Beach is home to millions of tiny pastel shells, flat sea urchins, conch shells and other species.
After a big storm, you'll find a lot in the shallow puddles.
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

A gold mine of shells awaits you in this world famous city of South Africa. Although you can find all year long, some people say that winter would be the best season to discover shells of all shapes, sizes and colors.
If your research is unsuccessful, you can visit the Jeffreys Bay Shellfish Museum, which features more than 600 species from around the world. And to meet people who share the same passion as you, do not miss the annual seashell festival held there each fall.
Low Bay, Barbuda

If pink is your favorite color, you'll have a blast on the pink sand beach of Low Bay in Barbuda (one of the two main islands that make up the Caribbean nation Antigua and Barbuda). These are tiny, iridescent pink shells that give it that nuance. They are sometimes so numerous that they rattle when the waves retreat.

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