sanibel tarpon bay Rd

The shelling at Tarpon Bay Road beach access is awesome at low tide now!

tarpon beach low tide sunset

Most of the FIGHTING CONCHS are alive but there are lots of other empty shells to be found as well.

seashells found sanibel island

These shells were found by Anna, Grave and Sarah visiting Sanibel from Ohio…

anna grace sarah ohio visit sanibel

I saw Matt, Landon, Loulie and Berkeley (I met them last month on the iLoveShelling cruise!) collecting all kinds of goodies…

loulie fam sanibel island

Here are their awesome best finds…

loulie fam shells

Wanna see what else they had in their shell bags? Here ya go…

loulie  berkely shells sanibel

My fave find was this orange BROAD PAPER COCKLE. This photo really doesn’t do it justice but it’s not often I find them without a chip on the edge. I love it!

orange broad paper cockle

That’s what has been happening on Tarpon Bay Beach (Parking is plentiful at Trost Parking lot) this week, and this is what I saw at Blind Pass Captiva today. The wind has calmed so the water is back to beautiful aqua…AND… the Sit ‘N Sift shell pile back. I didn’t stay long but I did see TURBANS, OLIVES and small WHELKS just to name a few.

blind pass shell mound captiva florida

It looks like the shells are showing up on most of the beaches (Lighthouse Beach is still great for minis!)….  so I  CAN NOT wait until this Saturday April 13 for our iLoveShelling morning cruise to Cayo Costa from 9 to noon! Join Clark and me on this shelling adventure so we can share the anticipation together for our treasure hunt! CLICK HERE for more info.


Let’s do the Sanibel Stoop!

sanibel stoop tarpon beach