Brian’s Beach Finds

Brian’s Beach Finds

The south southwest winds and heavy surf brought up worms shells, a  moon snail, banded tulip, a florida cone ,a top shell, lettered olives, sun ray venus,a spiny jewel box, and a piece of junonia.

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.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 14:36h, 10 September

    Whats that leafy stuff? Sea Oats?

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 14:36h, 10 September

    You found quite a collection of awesome things! I especially love the twisty ones 🙂

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 14:38h, 10 September

    Yep, the leafy stuff is sea oats.

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 12:11h, 11 September

    My sister found 2 junonias up on Honeymoon after the storm. I'm looking forward to those negative November tides.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 13:31h, 11 September

    Those low tides will be here before you know it. Three more moons until this year is gone. I like the moon of the falling leaves. The first cold front is less than 30 days away.