|The great thing about shelling is that it is a year-round activity! It’s a great activity if it’s overcast or sunny, winter or summer and anywhere in between! A couple of great places to check out for your shelling adventures include Shell Key and Edgemont Key, both are available to get to by private boat or by shuttle from Hubbard’s Marina in Madeira Beach.|
|Unique shell types you may find include sand dollars, conch, whelk, scallop, tulip and others! A complete guide can be found at: http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/pdf/beach-shells.pdf
Shell Key is completely undisturbed and there is nothing man-made on the island, giving you a complete beach sanctuary.
|Edgemont Key has a few different things to keep you busy, besides finding some fantastic ocean treasure! For one, gopher tortoises reside here, loads of them, and they are fun to watch and observe from a distance. Also, there is a historic lighthouse with a working light, which has stood since 1858! Patrons are not admitted to enter inside, but it’s a great historical landmark to see and take photographs of! In addition, Edgemont still holds remnants of Fort Dade, which was active until 1923, where you can roam the brick pathways and stroll through yester-year|
|After you’re done collecting your shells, there’s many creative things you can do to display them!
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