Do you want to collect the  best seashells, sea glass and shark teeth on the sands of Myrtle Beach
or in the Grand Strand?

If you are serious about shelling and beach combing, and if you are staying at one of the mor popular (busy) resorts and 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 collecting seashells, shark teeth and sea glass. Below are some of my best bets for finding sea shells, sea glass and shark teeth. Feel free to contact me anytime you have questions that are not addressed here.

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

shark teeth Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach sea shells
sea shells Myrtle Beach
Shells you will find at the beaches near Myrtle Beach
conch shell
shark teeth
Myrtle Beach sea shells
seashells Myrtle Beach
Looking for seashells, shark teeth, sea glass and shells in the Myrtle Beach area?  If  you love beach combing and special shells, you've come to the right spot.

by Patricia Blackstock (Contact me!)

collecting shells
Wally May, 2014 sifting sand forshark teeth
Looking for shells - Pawleys Island -low tide - summer of 2013
our table with sea shalls we have found over the years
seaglass hunting Myrtyle Beach
finding seashells - Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach sea shells
Shells Myrtle Beach
finding seashells - Myrtle Beach
sea glass at the beaches near Myrtle Beach
Shells of the Atlantic Coast

Some of our shells

Shelling and Beachcombing:

I can't stress this enough ...start your search early in the morning -- as early as you can before vehicles or people around. Also don't forger 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 of 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 long wet and cold hike back to the car with my teeth chattering all the way. It only takes once to learn this valuable lesson. Always be aware of time passages.  If you're like me, sometimes you forget about time. You only hear the waves, the gulls, the shorebirds, and your eyes are busy scanning the sand. Schedule of high and low tides

Myrtle Beach State Park is a good location for shelling,  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, although it is less crowded on the weekends during tourist season. It's a beautiful State Park. If you need to purchase bait for fishing equipment, there is an additional charge

Huntington Beach State Park (in Murrells Inlet) is another good spot for shell hunting and beach combing. But there is also a small fee. This State Park is one of the top birding sites along the east coast. 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 amazing to see! To get to Pawleys Island, head south on Rt. 17. After you pass through the town of Pawleys Island, watch for the sign that says 'Causeway'. Turn left at the Causeway sign that will take you to the island. Take 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 broken 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. TThey have their lives to love 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 hard start.

Help finding sharks teeth (1) Help finding sharks teeth (2) Help Finding Sharks teeth (3) Help finding sharks teeth (4)

Still can't find shark teeth? Visit another of our many beaches.  I recently received an e-mail from a family member who was concerned 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 beachline  (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 youy're looking for.   If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to  Contact Me by e-mail (Patricia Blackstock) or call me at 843-215-7338. You might also like my message board forum!

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 identify some of our ost common beach combing treasures!

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

How about some seashell jigsaw puzzles as you dream about your Myrtle Beach seashells?
Here is one ofr the kids (and adults dreaming of a beautiful shell-filled vacation at the beach!
Sea Shell puzzle page 1.

Couldn't find the shells you were hoping to take home? 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 the local "beach stores" such as Whales, Wings and Eagles. (There is one in this strip mall.)

My Photos are For sale!

Facebook Personal Page
Facebook Please "like" FunBeaches on Facebook!

MyMyrtle Beach Links
Home | Calendar-Current Events| | Myrtle Beach Photos | Area Web Cams | Things to Do | Pet Friendly | Shopping | The Market Common | Piers Fishing | Campgrounds |Myrtle Beach |Airport (MYR) |Best of the Beach| Live Shows| | Retire in Myrtle Beach| | Brookgreen Gardens | Demographics-Relocation |Beach Parking Access | Charleston SC (plus many web cams) | Public Parks |Shelling | Crime | Photos for Sale | Memories of Myrtle Beach| About us | Contact Me |Facebook| Site Map | Jobs | Myrtle Beach Message Board | Our Vacations