Looking for Shells,, shark teeth and sea glass in the the Myrtle Beach area? If you love shelling and beachcombing, here's help to find the best seashells!

By Patricia Blackstock (Contact me!)

Do you want to collect the best sea glass, shark teeth and seahalls in Myrtle Beach? Beachcombing is Family Fun!!

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

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

Free and fun for your entire family. Leave the crowded areas of Myrtle Beach. We often find shark teeth seashells and seaglass in Garden City Beach, the S.C. State Park, Surfside Beach and especially the less-crowded beach at Pawleys Island.

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Shelling and Beachcombing Tips

I can't stress this too much - * Begin 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 easy thing to forget, but sunburns can be bad in South Carolina - even on cloudy or rainy days, 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 and cold shoes and feet. My jeans were soaked up to my knees. It was a miserable long walk back to the car with my teeth chattering all the way. It only takes once to learn this valuable lesson.

Taking home a live sand dollar from any S.C. beach is illegal, and you may be fined. So how can you tell if the sand dollar is still alive or dead? Learn more about it here.

Myrtle Beach State Park is a good lopcation for shelling, but be aware there is an admission fee. 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 Sun. 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 shellls, you really need to get there as early as you can!

Huntington Beach State Park (in Murrells Inlet) is another good spot for shell hunting and beachcombing. This park os also on of the top birding sites along the East Coast. Check website or call for updated information. Phone: 843-235-8755.

Pawleys Island is often not overcrowded. My photo from shell hunting is HERE.) We have even seen 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! (Remember...watch, but DO NOT pick up.) 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 Casueway 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) Easier yet, get directions from your smart phone.

Please remember it is important that you do not pick up any live sea creatures! They have their own lives to live!

Bull Island, inside Cape RomainNational 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 - Everyine wants to find shark teeth! Most of the teeth we find are on the small side, but shark teeth come in all sizes.  They are small, shiney, black, and shaped like a triangle. Once you find your first shark's tooth, you will know exactly what you're looking for. Here are some YouTube videos to help 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. 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 stayed in Kingston Plantation. In 4 days we didn't find one tooth! But in the morning we went up to North Myrtle Beach and found tons in just one hour."

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

I have no affiliaton 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 some shells you may find on our area beaches. This .pdf is from Myrtle Beach State Park and it will help you identify some of the most common beachcombing treasures!

How about a SeaShell jigsaw puzzles as you dream about Myrtle Beach seashells?
Here is one of the kids and adults dreaming of fun 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. S. of Pirateland Campground. I have no affiiation 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's one in the same strip mall. )

6/17/17 A shell hunter from N.C. told me they were recently shelll hunting in Pawleys Island and 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 shiney. 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 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 elsewhere, 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 loojking 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 you head to Myrtle Beach, be sure to identify the shells you may find on our area beaches. The .pdf is from Myrtle Beach State Park and it will help you identify some of the most common beach treasures!

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

How about some SeaShell Jigsaw puzzles as you dream about Myrtle Beach seashells?
Here is one for the kids(and adults) looking forward to fun inb Myrtle Beach/
Sea Shell puzzle page 1.

Couldn't find the local shells ir seaglass you were looking forwwrd to taking home? Visit Shell World. It's about 1/4 mi. S. of Pirateland Campground on your right, headed south.) I have no affiiation with this business, but I kow they carry LOT of shells. Also check the popular "beach stores" such as Whales, Wings and Eagles (there's one in the same strip mall )

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Wally May, 2014 collecting shells
Looking for shells - Pawleys Island -low tide - summer of 2013
our table with sea shalls we have found over the years
Wally May, 2014 sifting sand forshark teeth