The shelling’s so good at Blind Pass Park,
You could scoop up shark’s teeth in the dark.
Okay, maybe -- just maybe --I shouldn’t quit my day job to become a poet.
Nevertheless, you should know about the superb shelling and beautiful beach on Manasota Key – in the Charlotte Harbor area, close to Englewood Beach -- known as Blind Pass Park. Unless you’re paying attention as you slow for the sharp corner in the road, you’ll miss it entirely, and that would be as sad as fish without fins.
The natural beach provides a haven for nesting sea turtles, and it’s quiet except for the music of the surf and the wind and sometimes a few people laughing or talking. The waves wash up shells and sand dollars and shark’s teeth in mounds along its soft sands, and its waters are clear and emerald-tinted like most of the beaches along the gulf.
Check out this local’s secret and a couple of expert shellers dishing about it in this video I shot.