Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Love to Gather Shells At the Beach

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 242 People

    Early Meanderings

    Ever since I was quite small I have collected shells from the beach. I think I must have over a thousand shells now, which are in a small chest in my bedroom. I mean to create something from them sometime. I thought about using them to top flower and plant pots.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F Sep 12, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I found a bag of sea shells in an arts

    and crafts tote in the closet today. I dumped them all out and I felt content inhaling the scent of the salty ocean on the shells. My hands smelled like it for quite a while, and when it went away I was sad. I long to go to the ocean right about now. You see, this year in Maine...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I live in africa , close to the beach ,

    listening to the sound of the waves crashing loud on the sand , I know I am home ,I feel comforted , safe and warm .
    Sammy4u2 Sammy4u2 18-21, F Apr 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Relaxing

    I've only gathered shells at the beach just once, and it was by myself. Sometimes I wish I had that special someone to gather shells with.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Dec 31, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The randomness of finding shells on the beach

    adds to the use of them in my seithr, and I am diligent in first cleaning each one of the sea's touch, carefully removing dirt and other chemical residues. I then wish them in clean water, gathered from a stream a little way from the house in Stavanger, and I lay them out to...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F Dec 20, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Wellington

    about 10 miles out of the city down a narrow almost english road and we come to the pacific side of the island and here we find the massive multi coloured shells that they charge you £s for in the stores just littering he beach
    christinemelody christinemelody 56-60, T Apr 2, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Put Them To Good Use

    I don't live anywhere near an ocean, but even when I go on vacation I can't sit still, so when everyone else is sun-bathing I collect shells. When I proposed to my wife I hid the ring in a pirate's chest that I made out of old weathered wood and decorated with sea shells from...
    Motoantiquarian Motoantiquarian 31-35, M Jun 8, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    COLORS

    Its nice to walk the beach and find the beautiful sea shells on the beach. You can find them in all colors, shapes, and sizes. They can be used in many arts and crafts. I  like to use them in a  table decoration for my dining room table and I can add berries and...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F Oct 24, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Love Collecting Beautiful Rocks And Shells Along The Beach.

    Depending on whether you're a glass half empty or glass half full kind of person: you could say I'm fortunate enough to get to go to the beach once a year, or UNFORTUNATELY I ONLY get to go once a year! I think I must be a glass half empty kind of gal, cause every day that I'm...
    Called2Sea Called2Sea 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Second Chat On Our 1 Month Anniversary <3

    Boyfriend( Jake Bruno) jabruno33@gmail.com 7:41 PM (5 minutes ago) to me 7:21 PM Boyfriend(: Hello beautiful I have only 5 mins to talk :( but I just want to say I got ur letter. Came in today. Denisse got it on monday and quick mailed it to me 7:22 PM Babe? 7:23 PM me: hey...
    kseniyasamsonik kseniyasamsonik 16-17, F Nov 22, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Early Morning Bliss

    I love to get up, slip into some comfy shoes, and go walking on the beach before others start stirring.  I especially love picking up different shells imagining what it must have been like under the sea.  I soon lose myself,  imagining mermaids and other nythical...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 10 Responses Nov 1, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I've done this once. When I was younger. In the Dominican. It was fun but I was afraid of getting caught. Still cool to say I did though!
    Katile Katile 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am absolutely in love with the beach. I love the feeling of rays of sun beating down on my skin, salty warm water splashing up against me and the crunch of hot sand between my...
    doritoqueen doritoqueen 13-15, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If I Die Young, by The Band Perry If I die young, bury me in satin Lay me down on a bed of roses Sink me in a river at dawn Send me away with the words of a love song Uh oh, uh...
    FabulousUnicorn15 FabulousUnicorn15 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Im from Ohio but i make sure to get sea shells every time I go to the beach. I absolutely love the ocean and shells and the beach. I have shells from Myrtle Beach, Cancun, Cozumel...
    katie3401 katie3401 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Beach walks are absolutely so relaxing. It does not matter whether its night or day, whenever you take a walk on the beach, it leaves you feeling relaxed and all your stress just...
    ohangela ohangela 13-15, F Apr 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hello, I started surfing when I was 7 years old and still surf now at 55 years old. When I was little I lived 6 miles from the beach and would beg my parents to take me to the...
    darkhole2 darkhole2 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My first experience with mud was in my early twenties with a friend in some very deep clay. We went to a quarry and found a medium sized pool of it in a bulldozed area. Just us...
    jsmithaccnt9 jsmithaccnt9 41-45, M Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    You know, I never believed in love at first sight.. & I'm sure many don't. It was August 21st when my parents decided to plan a last minute vacation to the beach. Although this...
    Summerlove824 Summerlove824 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    One of those beaches with very few to none people are my ideal beaches! I imagine myself walking around, while still on my life long journey, I am in this serene place, with the...
    DragonAcid DragonAcid 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love the feeling of the sun on my skin, the wind in my hair, the sand in my toes. I also love standing in the water while the current drifts me to another part of the beach, and...
    lizcosmo1997 lizcosmo1997 16-17, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sometimes when I'm home in Nice i get up early to go walk on the beach. I'll wrap myself up in a shawl or something, a sarong, and take my Mum's two poodles out for a long walk...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F Mar 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "I'd surf 'til the sun sets beyond the horizon.." Nah, I'm not really a surfer, hell, haven't even tried surfing! But I live in a country filled with warm beautiful beaches and I...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is where I was for the past week. I can truthfully say that it is in my top 3 preferred vacations now. PV is located near the center of the Bay of Banderas...
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really enjoy going to the beech especially in the summer. The beaches here in Houston or Galveston are alright. I went to a beach in Miami that was really fun. I even saw a...
    BlackMagicAttack BlackMagicAttack 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If there's one thing you will catch me doing during the summer it's laying out on the beach or watching the waves. I loveeee the beach more than anyone or anything! Well, except...
    NikkiBaby1698 NikkiBaby1698 16-17, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was on a working holiday near the coast, a couple of years ago. After an early finish one day I decided to drive down the the beach but travel away from the main tourist area. I...
    BareBumWill BareBumWill 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    He walked past a small house with a gabled roof where a young woman was working in her garden. She was cutting finely incised red and white flowers and tying them together in...
    greenandsubmarine greenandsubmarine 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Dance Me to the End of Love by Madeleine Peyroux Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in Lift me like an olive branch...
    CheerfulPessimist CheerfulPessimist 31-35, F Mar 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I worked at a large male prison most my life. One of the positions to be manned daily was Alert vehicle driver. Our fences were designed with an E-field alert system. You break...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Moscow clubs capitalize on lonely women starved for affection. Women sitting alone together in a café would not give most observers pause, but in Russia, a group of women alone...
    1stworldview 1stworldview 22-25, M Mar 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I grew up in the Upper Penn. of Mich. my whole life. It's a beautiful area full of lakes and forests. There is a bounty of animal life every where you turn. During the last part...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F Mar 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Beat it, heat it, then squeeze out a little something so you can feed it, Peanut Butter, I need it. Thrown into the cold depths of jars without their shells. Living in a cramped...
    NastyPioneer NastyPioneer 22-25, M Apr 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I absolutely love going to n-dist beaches and find people far more friendly on n-dist beaches.
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The Easter Rebellion 1916 http://youtu.be/Hm_MO4dpyyI The executions of the leaders "As the last bullet exploded in Connolly's brain, the last chains of Irish bondage broke" Peter...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M Apr 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Me too, very much! The beach is my favorite place to be, except for underwater! I love being on the beach, walking around in my bikini, feeling the seabreeze on my face...
    MeghanL MeghanL 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate family gathering because I always feel left out. I am the quiet one who never says a word but likes to observe all the time. I like to see family but I always feel out of...
    wisdom26 wisdom26 46-50, F Apr 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    During the late spring and summer months, I truly love going to the beach in my bikini and soaking up the sun's rays as I am in the water and laying on the beaches sand. I love...
    americanfemaleonvacation americanfemaleonvacation 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love going to the beach. Its my favorite place. The south is where I'll stay because of the hot beaches! Being checked out and the waves of the ocean is pretty. And the party's...
    allamandanal allamandanal 18-21, F Mar 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Wind finally dyed down this morning got down the beach and got the shorts and shirt off to enjoy a lovely couple of hours enjoying laying naked on the beach , went for a walk along...
    warnbronudist warnbronudist 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    At the beach- time you enjoyed wasting, is not time wasted. :) It's officially summer here. Hitting the beach soon! Yay! <3
    Pinaybarbie Pinaybarbie 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love to get up early before the Sun does and take a long walk on the beach either by myself or walking my dog is so beautiful to watch the Sun come up and to take photos of it...
    RealSouthernGentleman RealSouthernGentleman 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 26

    Your Response

    Cancel