Looking for shells, shark teeth and seaglass in the Myrtle Beach area? If you love discovering new shells and beachcombing, here are my best ips to help you discover the best!

Contact me, Patricia Blackstock

Do you want to collect the best sea glass, shark teeth and seaglass in the Myrtle Beach area? Beach combing is Family Fun...and it's totally free! Just check out our 60 miles of coastline and start your beach combing adventure!

If you are serious about finding new shells and beachcombing... ...and if you are staying at one of the popular (busy) resorts or hotels, you may want to check out some of our other beaches that may be less crowded!

Patricia Blackstock. My husband and I have lived in Myrtle Beach since 1998. We love living here, and one of our favorite pastimes is collecting shells, sea glass and shark teeth. Here are my best and sea glass. Feel free to contact me anytime with questions not addressed on this page: 843-215-7338.

Shelling and Beachcombing Tips

I can't stress this too much - * Start your search as early in the morning as you can - before vehicles or people are around. Also keep in mind 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. It's an east thing to forget, but sunburns can be bad in South Carolina - even on cloudy or rainy days! Also check the schedule of high and low tides before you start your beachcombing day. I made this mistake once and ended up with wet jeans, cold shoes and freezing feet. My jeans were soaked up to my knees and it was a long and miserable walk back to the State Park, with my teeth chattering all the way. It only takes once to learn this valuable lesson!

Taking home a living sand dollar from South Carolina is illegal, and you may be fined. So, how can you tell if the sand dollar alive or dead? Learn more here.

Myrtle Beach State Park is a good location shelling, but be aware in advance that there is an admission charge. Check website or call for additional fees. 843-238-5325. It is not as heavily populated as during the week, although it gets crowded on Sat. and and Sunday during tourist season. It's a beautiful state park. If you need to purchase bait or fishing equipment, there will be an additional charge. If you are going there specifically to find the best shells, you really need to get started as early as you can, especially during tourist season.

Huntington Beach State Park (in Murrells Inlet) is another good spot for shelling and beachcombing. This park is also one of the top birding sites along the East Coast. Check the website or call if you have specific questions about this State Park. Admission fee is charged. Call them for more information at 843-235-8755.

Pawleys Island is not usually overcrowded. We have seen live sand dollars, shark teeth and larger shells. One day we noticed a family of starfish as they moved along the beach. 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 a sign that says"Causeway". Turn left onto the Causeway which 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. PARKING LOT (photo and information)

Please remember It is important that you do not pick up any live sea creatures. They have their lives to live.

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

Shark Teeth - Everyone want to find some shark teeth to take home from their Myrtle Beach vacation! Most of the teeth we find are on the small side, but shark teeth come in all sizes.  They are shiny, black, and shaped like a triangle. Once you find your first shark's tooth, you will know exactly what you are looking for. Here are some YouTube videos to get you started:

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 a different beach. The Grand Strand features 60+ miles of beachline. I recently received an e-mail from a family member who was concerned because they could not find any shark teeth.

We exchanged some e-mail and he told me this: "This year we stayed at Kingston plantation. In 4 days we didn't find one tooth! But in the morning we drove up to North Myrtle Beach and found tons of shells in just one hour."

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

I have no affiliation with any of the above locations. The goal of FunBeaches.com is to help our visitors find what they're looking for. If you have any questions or suggestions, please free to Contact Me by e-mail (Patricia Blackstock) or call me at 843-215-7338. You may also like our Myrtle Beach message board forum!

Whose Shell Is This? Before you head to Myrtle Beach, identify the shells you may find on many of our local beaches. This .pdf is from Myrtle Beach State Park and it will help you identify some of the more common beachcombing treasures!

How about a SeaShell jigsaw puzzles as you dream about Myrtle Beach seashells?
Here is one for kids and adults, dreaming of their favorite 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. S. of Pirateland Campground. I have no affiliation with this business, but I know they carry a LOT of shells as well as sea glass. Also check the popular "Beach Stores) such as Whales, Wings and Eagles. (There is one in the same strip mall)

\A shell hunter from N.C. told me they were recently shell hunting in Pawleys Island and found many broken shells and nothing to take home. (It was not a fun experience for them.)

Shark Teeth - Everybody wants to find shark teeth. Most of the shark teeth we find are on the small side, but shark teeth come in all sizes. They are small, black and shiny. Once you find your first hark's tooth, you will know exactly what you are looking for. Here are some YouTube videos to help get started:
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 beach! I received an e-mail from a family member who was concerned because they 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 find one tooth. But this morning we went up to North Myrtle Beach and found "tons" in just over an hour. So...just heads up!"

So there you go, friends! Keep looking, even if you have to drive a little. We have 60+ miles of sandy beaches in the Grand Strand to choose from.

I have no affiliation with any of the above locations. The goal of FunBeaches.com is to help our visitors find what they're looking for. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Me by e-mail (Patricia Blackstock) or call me at 843-215-7338. You might enjoy our message board forum!

Whose Shell Is This? Before heading to Myrtle Beach be sure to check out this link to discover what shells you may find on our area beaches. The .pdf is from Myrtle Beaach State Park and it will help you identify come of the most common Myrtle Beach shells!

View our Southeast Atlantic Sea Shells! (click photo to enlarge) about Myrtle Beach seashells?
Here is one for the kids(and adults) looking forward to family fun in Myrtle Beach
Sea Shell puzzle page 1.

Couldn't find the shells or local seaglass you were looking for? Check the popular "beach stores" such as Whales, Wing and Eagles (there's one in the same strip mall )

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