Junonia Shell

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Shell App

The Shell Museum can now make your shelling experience a digital one with its recently launched “Shell App.” Imagine strolling the beach and coming upon a shell you have never seen before. Now one quick photo can identify the shell... Read more

Sanibel Shell Festival 2019

Eight-two years young, the Sanibel Shell Festival will run from March 7th to the 9th at the Community House.  The Festival officially began in 1937 and it has grown over the years to the international reputation it has now. Shell... Read more

Fun at the Shell Museum

Shell Museum The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is a busy place in the summer, with many activities directed to visiting families. The museum is open seven days a week and offers a different program daily in its “New Day, New Adventure”... Read more

National Seashell Day is Back!

Mark your calendars for June 21st when southwest Florida will be celebrating National Seashell Day! It promises to be a great start to summer and an event is planned on Fort Myers Beach that will rock the seashells that Sanibel,... Read more

National Seashell Day on Sanibel Island!

2nd Annual National Seashell Day! June 20th 2016 was the inaugural National Seashell Day. The newly proclaimed day reached a national audience for the beaches of Fort Myers and the Islands, with Good Morning America host Ginger Zee broadcasting that... Read more

It’s Shell Time on Sanibel!

The 80th Annual Sanibel Shell Show and Festival Talk about longevity! The Sanibel Shell Show and Festival, now in its 80th year, is hosted by the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club at the newly remodeled Community House. More than 500 volunteers help... Read more

It’s National Seashell Day in Sunny SWFL!

National Seashell Day, June 20th The beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel have designated Monday June 20th as the 1st annual National Seashell Day. Sanibel and Captiva have always been known as shelling destinations, and a day in honor of... Read more

Gift from the Sea!

Beautiful Junonia Shell found on our beach! Recent guests staying at Sandalfoot were thrilled to find a coveted Junonia shell on the beach right in front of the property. Brian and Sharon Gardner proudly displayed their find in the Sandalfoot... Read more

Seashell Secrets from Sanibel Island

The beaches of Sanibel Island and Captiva are known world-wide for their shelling. You will be absolutely amazed by the beautiful colors and the variety of shells you will find on our beaches. We’ve posted a video that we hope... Read more

Sanibel Island in The New York Times!

A Florida Island Draws an Array of Seashells and Their Hunters By LIZETTE ALVAREZ Published: August 7, 2012 SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. — The tide is low. The sun crawls toward the ocean for a final dip. The time is here:... Read more



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