Curacao Beaches



Sanibel Island, Florida



California's Lost Coast

Charge your batteries and bring extra shoes.

External Links for info on the Lost Coast (not affiliated with Beach Clues)

The Beach: Spring 2019

Regardless of the season or the weather there is always something to do at the beach.  Beaches offer so much more than sand, sun and swimming.  Beaches are dynamic and complicated environments.  Most beaches change throughout the year and these changes provide the casual explorer the chance to discover an incredible diversity of life.

Even beaches in urban and stressed environments, where wildlife and natural settings are less abundant or less apparent, are worth exploring.  Especially for geological or historical reasons. 

A little reading will add more fun to your traditional beach activities the next time you visit.

The plants, animals, fungi, and bacteria that live on, under, and around the beach might just surprise you.


Patrick's Point State Park: California Blue Mussel

(Mytilus californianus) on Agate Beach.


Mytilus californianus

California's Patrick's Point State Park: Agate Beach.

These rocks are well worth a day trip. 

For more info we recommend:

America's Best Beaches

Shark Tooth: Fossil or Recent Specimen?

Curacao's Coast

Shell Collecting

Southwest Florida: A Great Place to Collect Shells.

New England

External Links to Recommended Websites:


Conchologists of America,Inc.


The American Malacological Society


University of California Museum of Paleontology

Caribbean Beaches

Snakes, Lizards, and Other Wildlife


Tidal Zone

Florida's Sand Dollars



Xenolith Natasket Beach, Hull Massachusetts

Xenolith Nantasket Beach, Hull Massachusetts © 2018 Beach Clues

Bivalve and Ripple Marks Nantasket Beach, Hull Massachusetts. © 2018 Beach Clues

Gastropod with boreholes on Nantasket Beach, Hull Massachusetts. © 2018 Beach Clues