Believe it or not, Georgia's coast is covered in some seriously beautiful beaches. While some may be more touristy than others, it doesn't take away from your tropical experience. Some of these spots are great places to go seashell hunting in Georgia and whatever you find, you get to keep and add to your growing collection.

While the beaches might not be as pristine and white as those in Florida, almost nothing beats sinking your toes into the sand. A beach is a beach after all, and the ones in The Peach State are filled with unique shells and treasures.

The best time to go hunting for shells is right when the tide is low. All the shells and sea glass will be exposed and it'll be easier for you to find additions for your collection.

These seven spots in Georgia are going to be your best bet when on the hunt for shark's teeth, sand dollars, and one-of-a-kind seashells.

Cumberland Island 

Price: $10 admission for a full weeks access, $30 round trip ferry fee

Address: 113 St. Marys St., St. Marys, GA to board the ferry

Why You Need To Go: While this island is filled with ancient ruins and wild horses, the untouched beach is filled with unique shells and shark's teeth. 

Little Tybee Island 

Price: Free to visit, charter fees for a boat or kayak rental and tour fees may apply

Address: Little Tybee Island Visitor's Center — 802 1st St., Tybee Island, GA

Why You Need To Go: This island that's twice the size of Tybee Island is only accessible by kayak or boat and great spots for camping. During the day you can explore the secluded beach to add to your shell collection.


East Beach — St. Simon's Island 

Price: Free parking unless otherwise listed by local businesses

Address: 4202 1st St., St. Simons Island, GA

Why You Need To Go: This is the huge stretch of beach on the island that has many free access points. The perfect time to explore for shells is when the tide, and the population on the beach, is low.


St. Andrews Beach — Jekyll Island 

Price: $8 to get onto the island 

Address: St. Andrews Beach, Jekyll Island, GA

Why You Need To Go: This part of the island is great for bird watching and dolphin watching because of the wildlife viewing tower. While you're searching for sea life, you might just find some sea glass or unique shells. The island also has a breathtaking bike trail that's super cheap to peddle through.


Driftwood Beach — Jekyll Island 

Price: $8 to get onto the island

Address: Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, GA

Why You Need To Go: Many people come to look at the sun-bleached driftwood that's exposed on this beach, but if you really get to explore, you'll find more than just driftwood. Want to explore all the island has to offer? Check out their resort that feels like a modern-day fairytale castle fit for a Disney Princess.


Little St. Simons Island 

Price: Various trip prices

Address: 1000 Hampton River Club Marina Dr., Saint Simons Island, GA

Why You Need To Go: With 7 miles of untouched beaches and 11,000 acres of forest and wilderness, you're sure to find some goodies on this island's shores.


Ossabaw Island 

Price: Varies depending on which day trip you take and how you get to the island. Multiple charters are available.

Address: Ossabaw Island, GA

Why You Need To Go: This secluded island is inhabited by free-roaming donkeys and has plenty of undeveloped beaches to explore. You can spend the day digging for seashells and shark's teeth.


Whether you're going on a solo trip or escaping with bae to these shorelines, each is uniquely beautiful with plenty of seashells and hidden treasures for you to find.


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.


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