Looking to see (but never take) spectacular seashells during your world travels? Here are five of the best places in the world to observe and, at most, photograph stunning shells in their natural environments. —Vita Daily
Sanibel Island, Florida, USA: Known as the “Seashell Capital of the World,” Sanibel Island is a popular destination for shell collectors. The island’s unique location and geography make it an ideal spot for finding a variety of shells, including conch shells, sand dollars and whelks.
Shark Bay, Western Australia: This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to some of the most diverse seashell populations in the world. The area is famous for its ancient stromatolites, and you can find many different types of shells, including cowries, helmet shells, and cone shells.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India: These remote islands in the Bay of Bengal are a hidden gem for seashell collectors. With crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches, the islands are home to a variety of shells, including cowries, olives, and scallops.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador: These volcanic islands are home to a unique array of marine life, including some fascinating seashells. You can find many different types of shells, including bivalves, snails, and clams.
Maldives: This tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and the clear blue waters are perfect for finding seashells. You can find many different types of shells, including cowries, cones, and scallops, and the warm waters make it a great place for swimming and snorkelling, too.