Beach House Diaries: 8 Tips for Collecting Gifts from the Sea

<b class="credit">Colin Whitcomb</b>
Colin Whitcomb

Anne Morrow Lindbergh knew where to look for coveted seashells: after all Captiva (her destination of choice) and its sister island Sanibel are magnets for conchologists. Some 400 species have been identified there, including the shell hunters' "Holy Grail" – the Junonia. Treasures, though, can turn up almost anywhere. Here are a few tips to get you started.