Searching Tybee’s Shores
Fall is the best time to go shelling on Tybee. The summer crowds have left the beach, leaving a wide swath of sand to explore. While there’s no set method to finding shells, there are certain times when you are more likely to find treasures than others. Going in the early morning allows beach combers to get the jump on others and after a full moon has also always proven to be fruitful as well. I always like to do my hunting at low tide or when the tide is going out and if there is a big storm on the beach, you can be sure I’ll be out there when it is over just seeing what washed ashore.
Here’s a little list of some of the shells and other creatures you are likely to find.
When collecting all these beauties from the deep, please keep in mind, that if it is still alive or has someone living in it–give it a toss back into the ocean or just leave it be. We strive to protect the marine life here on Tybee! 🙂 Also, beachcombing presents the opportunity to pick up glass, plastic, or other litter that has been left behind. To me, living by the ocean is such a gift so let’s all do our part to preserve this coastal habitat for ourselves and the future generations to come.