One place I really want to go is Sanibel Island, Florida.  I love love love shells and Sanibel Island is known for their shell-covered beaches.

Photo from this website – The Islands of Sanibel and Captiva

I searched “Sanibel Island Campgrounds” and found the Periwinkle Park Campground.  It’s about half a mile from the beach which is close enough to get me to the beach at the right time to find the best shells!

Periwinkle Park
(Photo found on this blog –

Next .. I figured it would take us 37 hours to drive from Southern California to Sanibel Island and if we’re driving across the country, you can bet we will be stopping at many spots along the way … espcially BBQ restaurants/hole-in-the-walls !!!  We love BBQ!!

So Cal to Florida Map 450
(Photo – Google Map)

Thinking more about it .. I would like to drive across the country and then stay on Sanibel Island for about a month, especially after looking at their Facebook page!  Great pictures and it just looks wonderful!!!

A few reviews of this campground –

A great site on collecting and finding shells on Sanibel Island – I Love Shelling Blog – and look at this great find (photo from the blog) –


Have you camped on Sanibel Island?  Any advice?  What month is the best month to find the best shells?

I can’t wait to go there and CAMP!!!!

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