Sea Shells and The Beach

Sea Shells and The Beach

You never know what you will find on the beach. Everyday is a new expedition. I have been exploring some remote spots on Cayo Costa Island this month. This week lettered olives shells were found and a unique Florida fighting conch. I about fell over when I discovered this worm shell in the photo above. This particular worm shell is the thickest I have ever found. The Pacific worm shells in Panama were thick but this one was rare indeed. Not knowing what you will find is the beauty of the beach.

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.

  • Jen S.
    Posted at 23:44h, 12 October

    WOW–those seashells are so cool! You find the neatest things Brian 🙂 I can't wait until I come there and can see some of those awesome things too. Amazing…truly amazing!