Gifts from the Sea
By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea ... For grownups and kids alike, just being at the shore is enough. You can make the beach even more enjoyable by giving a sense of mission to the sandy proceedings. Go on a seashelling spree -- you'll have treasure-hunting good fun and come home with marine mementos that really tell a story. Your possibilities are as expansive as the miles of public coastline.Where to Go
Anywhere the sea meets the land, you can find seashells. The United States boasts one of the world's most famous seashelling areas in Florida. Near Fort Myers, on the Sunshine State's Gulf Coast, Sanibel and Captiva islands attract people from all over to their shell-laden shores. But glorious days of exploring and collecting can be had along the Atlantic Coast from Florida to Maine, along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas, and along the Pacific Coast from California to Washington. Don't forget Hawaii and Alaska!