Find the best seshells and seaglass in the Myrtle Beach area!
If you love searching for beautiful shells, here are my tips to help you find the best in 2021

Contact me, Patricia Blackstock

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

If you are serious about finding the best 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 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 recommendations for ginding seaglass and shells. Feel free to contact me any time with questions not addressed on this page.

843-215-7338 - Patricia Blackstock

Shelling and Beachcombing Tips

Start you day as early as you can - before vehicles or people are around. Also, it's 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, I can't stress this enough! It's an easy thing to forget, but sunburns can be very 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 Myrtle Beach is illegal, and you may be fined. So, how can you tell if the sand dollar alive or dead? Learn more ere.

Myrtle Beach State Park is a good location, 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 the weekends and 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 an early start, 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 Statte Park. Admission fee is charged. Call them for more information at 843-235-8755.

Pawleys Island is not usually overcrowded and this increases your chance of finding shells that have not been disturbed (broken or cracked.) We gave found many 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 take the next residential road) and start looking for free parking. PARKING LOT (photo and information)

Please remember It is important that you do not pick up any live sea creatures. They have their lived 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 wants to find some shart 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 help you 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. 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 organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce or Hospitality Services. 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 may also like our 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 Pirate Land Campground. I have no affiliation with this business, but I know they carry a LOT of shekks. There is one in the same strip mall.)

\A shell hunter from N.C. told me they were recnetly 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 fine the chells or local seaglass ou were looking for? Check the popular "beach stores" such as Whales, Wing and Eagles (there are 2 in the same strip mall. Some may close off-season. )

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