Sea shells are a prize much sought-after by many beach goers. Newburyport’s Plum Island is renowned for its shell diversity and abundance.

Why do sea shells make good souvenirs?

– They’re renewable. So long as you collect empty shells (rather than those still housing mollusks or crustaceans), the animals are not harmed. New shells wash up on the beach every day.
– They’re fun. Whether you’re traveling with your children, with friends, with your significant other, or on your own, it’s not hard to make memories spending a day at the beach.
– They’re priceless. Not only are found shells free of charge, but each one is unique.

In the coming months, we’ll share tips for responsible shelling and for obtaining the best finds!

We hope to see you soon!