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Wapiti, Wyoming
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where is closest family beach for shell collecting

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Green Valley...
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1. Re: beaches

Wouldn't shell collecting be more appropriate on ocean, rather than Puget Sound, beaches? Or are you considering the trip to the Olympic Peninsula or???

Port Angeles, WA
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2. Re: beaches

Actually, the shell collecting on the ONP beaches is poor. The Pacific really bashes the shells up, and you're lucky to find fragments.

western WA
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3. Re: beaches

You might want to take weekend trip to the Oregon coast. Seaside is fun for kids, and I have found shells on the beach at Newport and Beverly Beach.

Bainbridge Island...
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4. Re: beaches

Kopachuck State Park near Gig Harbor has some shells (sand dollars, clams, oysters, etc.). We went in June and the kids had a great time with the stuff that they found. Also,there were people clam/oyster hunting which can be fun to watch. You have to go at low tide.


Also, please note that Washington State has a new requirement for cars within State Parks. You will need to obtain a Discover Pass. http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/

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5. Re: beaches

Edmonds beach is great for viewing shells and marine life during a low tide but you are not supposed to remove anything from the beach. If you don't mind a short hike (downhill going, uphill coming back) Meadowdale Beach Park is a nice little day trip, but not too many shells that aren't broken.

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6. Re: beaches

This thread is 3 years old, but still has useful information. We usually see a few shells down at Picnic Point in Edmonds.

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