Shelling Finds at Sundial

DATE: February 28, 2019

Shelling is one of those activities that has almost no age limit and can be enjoyed by everyone in the family. We’ve had some particularly good shelling this winter and wanted to share our favorite finds. If you’re looking to learn more about shelling and what you can find on our beaches, sign up for a Discover Shelling class with [...]

82nd Annual Sanibel Island Shell Festival

DATE: February 22, 2019

Next month, Sanibel Island will play host to the 82nd Annual Sanibel Island Shell Festival. The Shell Festival is a three day educational, entertaining and fundraising event where all proceeds go to support marine education and conservation organizations in the area as well as scholarship funds to the University of South Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University Departments of Marine [...]

More Shell Crafting Ideas

DATE: January 29, 2019

Winter is one of the best times of year to shell on Sanibel Island. According to our resident experts at Sanibel Sea School: The winter months often bring strong weather fronts and, with them, great opportunities for shelling. When fronts arrive, there are usually strong winds that stir things up and create rough seas. The resulting waves wash many gastropods and [...]

Christmas Shell Crafts

DATE: December 18, 2018

Christmas is right around the corner and we’re here to help! For your last minute stocking stuffers, holiday hostess gifts, teacher appreciation presents and everyone else on your list that needs a little something special, we’ve compiled our favorite shell crafts of the year! So break out your Sanibel shell collection and plug in your glue gun, it’s time to [...]

Post-Irma Shelling

DATE: September 15, 2017

We at Sundial were very thankful to weather Hurricane Irma without any real damage. The storm did leave us without power for a few days but it also left us with some AMAZING shelling.We’re so glad to be fully open and back up and running. Check out some of our finds! Calico Clam Sea Urchin Calico Crab Assorted Cockles and Scallops Giant [...]

The 80th Annual Sanibel Shell Festival

DATE: February 27, 2017

This week, Sanibel Island proudly shows off why it’s nicknamed the Shell Capital at the annual Sanibel Shell Festival. The show is celebrating its 80th anniversary with the theme “Around the World in 80 Shells”. The three-day event will take place at the Sanibel Community House from Thursday, March 2 – Saturday, March 4. The event is the result of [...]

A Shell Walk with Johnny Rader – Sanibel Sea School at Sundial

DATE: January 23, 2017

Meet Johnny, Rader, a Marine Science Educator with Sanibel Sea School. Explore the beach with him as he trolls for shells and discusses some of the unique marine life that call Sanibel home. Learn about: What makes Sanibel so great for shelling? What is the beach made up of? Can you find live marine life on the beach? What does [...]