Your Guide to South Padre Island & More...
Est. 2012
...and more!

Shell Hunting

You can find some amazing sea shells while walking on the beach on South Padre Island.  The absolute best time to go shell hunting is right after a tropical storm hits on or near the Island.  The big swells churn up the ocean floor and push everything towards the beach leaving the beaches filled with beautiful sea shells.  Big north swells caused by cold fronts also help push sea shells on the beach. 

Low tide is the best time to go as any shells that came with the high tide are left for the pickings.

South Padre Island

Boca Chica Beach

Port Mansfield