The Boulevard of Broken Shells


We couldn’t wait to get to the beach last night. After eleven days (ELEVEN DAYS! Can you believe it?) of not shelling, we finally made it to one (two actually) last night for Thunder.


We stopped off at Blind Pass, but only ended up there for about 10 minutes before the Queen suggested another spot. So we headed back to the car and North until the island stopped at North Captiva Beach.

The Queen had never been there and I had just recently stopped by there within the last couple of weeks with my family who was visiting over the Christmas holiday. This time around though, the surf was calm and the water just a bit warmer. If you’ve never been there, let me describe it to you – it’s very peaceful and calm. Secluded, kind of. South Seas Resort continues on to the North and of course, those beaches are private. But it’s a quiet, beautiful spot that we recommend. They actually have a Starbuck’s out there. Next time, I may have to make a stop – grip n’ sip.

I brought my trusty rake with me and scooped every three or four steps it seemed.
Not a thing intact.

Broken shell after broken shell. Being a musician, and a sarcastic one to boot, naturally I began to sing in my head about broken shells and came up with the blog title.
A few minutes after mentioning my thoughts for the title to the Queen, she said “Thanks, now I can’t get that song out of my head.”

You’re welcome, dear.
But there were some cool sights there at North Captiva Beach, like this sand gator.
and this guy, who was actually waiting for a nearby fisherman to bring in his catch.

The Queen and I will certainly visit NCB in the future. We imagine it being extremely nice once Summer rolls back around. I’m anxious to see what kind of shells are in the water out there.

This weekend, we’ll be visiting Englewood Beach/Manasota Key and on the hunt for some shark teeth. Can’t wait to see what’s in the water up there!


4 thoughts on “The Boulevard of Broken Shells

  1. For some reason I cannot picture where north captiva beach is located at. Is there parking there?

    My friend Karen lives in Englewood and has a great blog about her shelling and shark tooth hunting there. Do you follow her? Here’s her blog: She’s actually on Sanibel today. LOL!

    She took me shark tooth hunting last year and we had a great time.

    • Kim, if you take Sanibel-Captiva Rd, it turns into Captiva Rd at Blind Pass. Follow that North until it stops, just past South Seas, about 100 yards. There is parking there, I’d say for about 20-30 cars.

      Thanks for the heads up about Karen’s blog. We follow her too!

  2. Oh, ok, you mean past Plantation Road? I’m looking at it on Google Earth and see what looks like a parking lot on the Gulf side, just past plantation road. Very cool – I had no idea. Thank you!

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