Shells on the beach

National Seashell Day

the best memories, just like shells, are found naturally.

Thanks to the geography of our islands, hundreds of species of unbroken shells roll onto our shores and into your reach.

Shells have a way of transforming into treasured memories when they’re held in your hand. And if you’ve ever been to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, you’ll be happy as a clam to know there’s a whole day dedicated to these gifts from the sea. On June 21st and all summer long, we’re the perfect place to celebrate (or shellebrate) this national holiday.

National Seashell Day is a great chance to relax and take a moment to remember the beach and nature. Better yet, come for a visit and surround yourself with what matters most. Anyone who looks usually finds it within reach of shells. Just ask Ginger Zee and Good Morning America. They loved National Seashell Day so much that in 2016, they broadcast live from our beaches to help us celebrate. Local resorts and hotels also get in on the fun with special deals on lodging, so it’s easier than ever to spend time on the beach!

Shell Yeah, North Captiva Island


Last year, we broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for "Largest human image of a seashell" with 1,093 participants! Watch the time lapse video here.

To see more photos and how we are celebrating this year, follow @FtMyersSanibel and check out #NationalSeashellDay.



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