Do you want to collect the best Seashells, Seaglass and Shart Teeth on the sands of Myrtle Beach?

If you are serious about shelling and beach combing, and if you are staying at one of the more popular (busy) resorts or hotels, you may want to seek out other local beaches or beach areas where you can find the best shells and shark teeth.

I'm Patricia Blackstock. My husband and I have lived in Myrtle Beach since 1998. We love living here, ad one of our favorite pastimes is collection seashells, shart teeth and seaglass, Below are some of my best tips for finding seashells, sea glass and shark teeth. Feel free to contact me any time you have questions that are not addressed here.

Free and fun for your entire family.  Leave the crowded areas behind. You should find lovely shells, sea glass and shark teeth on all our local beaches, but especially in the less-crowded areas such as Murrells Inlet, Huntington Beach State Park (fee charged) and North Myrtle Beach

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Looking for seashells, shark teeth and sea glass in the Myrtle Beach area? If you love discovering special shells, you've come to the right place!

by Patricia Blackstock (Contact me!)

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Wally May, 2014 sifting sand forshark teeth
Looking for shells - Pawleys Island -low tide - summer of 2013
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Shelling and Beachcombing:

I can't stress this enough...start your search early as you can before vehicles or people around. Also, don't forget that the best time to find shells and shark teeth is at low tide and after a big storm.

Before you start out, be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen before you begin your beach combing day. Also, be aware to the tide schedule. It is linked at the end of this paragraph. I forgot to check the tide schedule once, and ended up with wet shoes and feet...and my jeans were soaked up to my knees! It was a miserable king cold and wet hike back to the car, with my teeth chattering all the way. It only takes once to learn this valuable lesson. Don't learn it the hard way! Always be aware of time passages. If you're like me, you tend to forget about time. You only hear the waves, the ocean sounds, the birds overhead...and your eyes are busy scanning the shoreline. So here is the tide schedule. Pay attention to it. You're welcome! :-) Tide Times for Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach State Park is a good location for shellibng, but there is an admission fee, if you have not purchased a park pass. Check website or call for current admission fee. 843-238-5325. It is not as heavily populated as during the week.It's a beautiful park. If you need to purchase bait or fishing equipment, there is an additional charge.

Huntington Beach State Park (in Murrells Inlet) is another good spot for shell hunting and beachcombing. But there is also a per-person fee to this State Park. It's one of the top birding sites along the east coast. Plus it features a long beautiful beach. Note: This state park does not have a pier. Check the website for all the information you need, or call 843-235-8755.

Pawleys Island is hardly ever overcrowded. Photo HERE.) We have even seen sand dollars, shark teeth and some larger shells. One day we noticed a family of starfish moving along the shoreline. It was simply amazing to see! To get to Pawleys Island, head south on Rt. 17. After you pass through the town of Pawleys Island, watch for a sign thtat says 'Causeway'. Turn left at the Causeway sign will take you to the island. ake a right off this residential road (or the next residential road) and start looking for free parking on your right.

6/17/17 A shell hunter from N.C.told me they were shelling recently in Pawleys Island and found many brooken shells but nothing to take home. It was not a fun experience for them.

Please remember: It is very important that you DO NOT pick up any sea creatures. They have their lives to live too!

Bull Island,inside Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is located 70 miles south of Myrtle Beach. See Coastal Expeditions Bulls Island Ferry schedule for dates and more information.

Shark Teeth - Everybody wants to find shark teeth! Most of the shark teeth we find are on the small side, but they come in all sizes (view video of the 7-year old boy who stumbled upon a giant prehistoric shark tooth at Myrtle Beach)   Shark teeth are small, shiny, black and shaped like a triangle. Once you find your first shark tooth, you will know what you're looking for.  Here are some YouTube videos to give you a head start.

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Still can't find shark teeth? Visit another of our beautiful beaches. I recently received an e-mail from a family member who was disappointed that they could not find any shark teeth. We exchanged e-mail and he told me this: "Well, this year we stayed in Kingston Plantation. In 4 days we did not fine one shark tooth. But this morning we drove up to North Myrtle Beach and found  tons in under one hour." So...just a heads up!

So there you go, friends. The Grand Strand offers plenty of beach line (a whopping 60 miles) to choose from!

I have no affiliation with any of the above mentioned businesses. The goal of is to help you find what you're looking for. If you have questions or suggestions, please Contact Me by e-mail (Patricia Blackstock) or call me at 843-215-7338. You might also like my Myrtle Beach Message Board |

Whose Shell Is This? Before you head for Myrtle Beach, be sure to identify the shells you'll find on our area beaches. Here's the Myrtle Beach State Park beach combing guide. It will help you to identify your beach combing treasures!

View our Southeast Atlantic Sea Shells! Click photo to enlarge)

How a jigsaw puzzle as you dream about your Myrtle Beach seashells?
Here is one for the kids (and adults) dreaming of a beautiful shell-filled vacation at the beach!
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Couldn't find the shells you were hoping to take home? Running out of time? Visit Shell World. It's about 1/4 mi. south of Pirateland Campgrounds (located on your right, heading South.) I have no affiliation with this business, but I  know they carry a LOT of shells. Also check any of the so-called "beach stores" such as Whales, Wings, and Eagles. (There is one in this strip mall.)

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