It’s National Seashell Day in Sunny SWFL!


National Seashell Day, June 20th

ShellThe 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 the bounty of shells on the islands just seemed apropos. In the words of Tamara Pigott, executive director for the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau, “as a destination renowned for world-class shelling, we are thrilled to officially declare June 20th as National Seashell Day. Our beautiful shells have long attracted writers, artists and innovators to our beaches for creative inspiration and a connection to nature. National Seashell Day is a celebration of the gifts from the sea that make The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel so special.”

The event is even gaining national attention. Chief meteorologist for ABC News, Ginger Zee, will be giving weather forecasts from Sanibel on June 20th for Good Morning America. To learn about all of the activities planned for the day, visit You might want to enter the Shell Yeah! Contest, offering prizes of accommodation and a shelling cruise to Cayo Costa.

It is also the perfect time to visit the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, the nation’s only museum dedicated to shells and the mollusks that create them. You can start out the day with a Beach walk led by Sanibel Sea School biologists, who will speak on basic bivalve and gastropod biology and why this area is such a shelling paradise. Meet at 455 Periwinkle Way at 10:00 am on June 20th.

Come see why everyone is crazy for shells here! Sandalfoot will be happy to welcome you for your shelling adventures. Call 800-725-2250 or go to for a memorable Sanibel Island vacation and a shell-tastic time!

Shelling on Sanibel Island

Located on the east end of Sanibel Island, just one mile from the historic Sanibel Lighthouse, our vacation rental condo community is nestled beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico.  Sandalfoot Beachfront Condominium has been consistently ranked #1 and #2 in our category by TripAdvisor, also receiving their  Certificate of Excellence three years in a row. Sandalfoot Beachfront Condominium. So much more than a room with a view!



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