Living in Florida definitely has its perks. We are blessed with sunshine, salt air and beautiful beaches here in Fort Pierce, but sometimes we don’t take full advantage of the amenities nearby. For example, when was the last time you went to the beach just for seashells? No, seriously?  When was the last time you went to the beach just to hunt for those beautiful treasures? Remember when your parents or grandparents would give you that little red or green plastic bucket and you would swoop down, dig your fingers in the soft sand, only to pick up the ugliest shell? You didn’t care at 5 years old because that was the prettiest shell ever.

There is so much you can do with your seashells or beach glass. Find a spot in your house, maybe an old mantle in the living room or shelf, pick out some old mason jars and fill them with your precious finds. Maybe you have an old wooden display case that’s been waiting to be used.  You could neatly place your shells inside, and hang them up! It’s your turn. Load up the kids, grandkids, or yourself, grab a few plastic buckets and start exploring. South A1A has a slew of beaches with lots of shells.  Here are some beaches to try - Porpoise Beach Park, Kimberly Bergalis Park, or Jetty. Happy hunting!