Searching for shells is one of the greatest beach pleasures there is. And on these beaches, it's a full-out treasure hunt. Check out our very best in the U.S. (and one from the Caribbean!).
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Experts crown Sanibel, off Fort Myers in Southwest Florida, as the best U.S. shelling spot, and one of the best in the world. Seashells cover the beaches, tinkling like wind chimes as they tumble over one another in the waves. Shell fanciers should also visit The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and the annual Sanibel Shell Fair and Show held there every March. Low-key development, abundant wildlife, and great restaurants make the island a wonderful all-around getaway.