Shelling! One of the most popular pass-times for the visitors on a North Carolina beach vacation is that of scouring the shoreline for endless possibilities of finding beautiful sea shells.
Something that simply catches your eye as a souvenir of your trip to the ocean or an addition to an already growing collection. Sea shells are wondrous!
Amazing how these small mollusks have the ability to sculpt their own homes with such a variety of colors, textures and sizes! How very relaxing to spend some time just treading the sands with intention of finding a free prize. Remember, the sound of the ocean can be heard from some, when you place it to your ear!
Did you know that the best time of year to search for shells is during the winter months? Tropical storms churn up the bottom of the ocean. Rushing currents carry these natural phenomenons up to the surf to be offered onto the shores of North Carolina as well as all the world’s beaches.
The ‘early bird gets the worm’ so be sure to begin your quest in the wee-morning hours. Local tide charts afford assistance when it comes to gauging the low tides to help uncover the best trophies.
Memories are made every day. Shelling can be different things to different people but it is sure to be a peaceful walk on the beach no matter what you end up bringing home!
Here at the Ocean Isle Inn, the Shell Club of North Carolina will be staying with us for their annual visit this November to see what they can find here at our beach!