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Beachcombers Paradise

Shells Found on the Delaware Beaches

Here is just a snippet of the extraordinary shells that you may find while grazing the beaches.

Shelling Tips Beginners at shelling may want to keep every shell they find but choose sparingly. While animals no longer live inside these shells, the calcium in the shells is eventually broken down to become new shells. 

The best time to go shelling is during low tide after a storm. As the cooler months roll around, the abundance of shells is far greater. During the off-season, there are fewer visitors frequenting the beach, allowing for more opportunities to discover a new treasure or bring home a souvenir. 

Whether you’re an avid sheller or just embarking on this new hobby, the Delaware Beaches area is the perfect place to start.


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