North Myrtle Beach offers miles of sand, waves and fun and if you are lucky and know what to look for, you might even find some treasures to take home. It’s true that he best things in life are free and you can find them right on the beach. You can sit and watch the waves crash on the shore all day if you choose, but if you get a little antsy and need to move around, why not search for some of the these cool beach treasures?
Chances are you have either seen someone wearing a sharks tooth necklace or bought one yourself at one of the many souvenir stores at the beach. Wouldn’t it a lot more fun to wear one you found yourself? They are everywhere in North Myrtle Beach. The best time to find them is during low tide right after a full moon. You can also find them easily after a storm. Even if you aren’t searching during those times, you can still fine them. Look for little black and shiny specks on the sand at the edge of the water. You can also sometimes find them if you dig near the water’s edge as well. If you find a good one you can make it into a necklace and wear it.
North Myrtle Beach has some of the prettiest and most intact shells on the Grand Strand. The secret to finding great shells is to look for a bunch of them all gathered in one spot. Sure. a lot of them will be cracked or broken, but there will be a lot of whole ones there too. You can also find them at low tide and if you are in the water, don’t be afraid to kick around the sand. You can’t be lazy when searching for the perfect shell. Anything that looks like it might be a good one is worth picking up and checking.
Who knew North Myrtle Beach was a great place to find fossils? It’s true. You can find everything from fossilized sharks teeth to “turtle heads,” as the locals call them. They are actually fossilized muscle shells and they wash up on the shored of North Myrtle Beach every day. They look like a turtle’s head and are fun to collect and show off. They are truly a unique souvenir to take home. You can also find fossilized fish palates, sting ray barbs and even dinosaur bones.
You can buy coral from many souvenir and shell stores in Myrtle Beach, but it can be pricey. You also don’t know where those corals came from. If you look carefully, you can find pieces of coral that wash up on the beach. They are often mixed with shells and can sometimes be hard to find, but if you are lucky enough to see one you had better snatch it up before a wave or another treasure hunter gets it.
Sea glass is great for decorating your home or using in craft projects and you can find it up and down the beaches of North Myrtle Beach. Be careful not to mistake real pieces of glass for sea glass and cute your hand, but look for white, green or blue specks in the sand. Sometimes their colors may not be noticeable at first, but once they are washed off and shined up, they look great on displaye