80th Annual Sanibel Shell Festival

80th Annual Sanibel Shell Festival

 This month was the 80th Annual Sanibel Shell Festival which is always held the first week in March. My entry this year was the growth series of the albino prickly cockle. No ribbon this year, but there is always next year and more shells to find. It is always fun seeing old friends and making new ones. The work in the artistic division is amazing. I hope you enjoy the photos and I hope to see you next year for the 81st Sanibel Shell Festival.

Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

  • gpc
    Posted at 10:22h, 15 March

    Always so many beautiful thing, though I admit that the Sailor's Valentines are always my favorites. They strike that romantic chord in my heart. 🙂

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 04:12h, 22 March

    Gpc Mine too

  • Tony M.
    Posted at 04:14h, 22 March

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