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kayakerinme
10-22-2009, 04:16 PM
Anyone know of a good beach (preferably southern Maine, but anywhere along the coast) where sea shells and sand dollars can be collected?

Mainiac1957
10-22-2009, 04:27 PM
Judy.... You want to chime in here!!:D

squirrelcache
10-22-2009, 04:51 PM
I have great luck at Popham Beach. I've also found tons of the dime sized sand dollars, and in one piece. ;)

tat
10-22-2009, 04:59 PM
Old Orchard is another good place

WhereRWe?
10-22-2009, 05:40 PM
Anyone know of a good beach (preferably southern Maine, but anywhere along the coast) where sea shells and sand dollars can be collected?

You'd have to travel, but New River Beach, just this side of St. John, New Brunswick is a great place to pick up sand dollars. And at this time of year, you'd have no competition! LOL!

Combine a geocaching trip with a beach combing trip! LOL!

pjpreb
10-22-2009, 05:43 PM
We have had great luck finding sand dollars at Popham but you have to go at "peak" low tide and look out around the islands. Winter days are great because there are fewer people beach combing. We have found as many as 50 in a day and most larger than a quarter. We also bring the dog as they are allowed on the beach in the winter time. One of my favorite things to do :)

Hiram357
10-22-2009, 06:19 PM
I like reid state park, you can find HUGE shells there

kayakerinme
10-22-2009, 09:46 PM
Looks like a ride up the coast to Popoham and Reid is in order on Sunday. Thanks!

98XJSport
10-22-2009, 11:08 PM
Popham and Reid have given me the most, or pemaquid point if your more interested in tidepool searching.

Ekidokai
10-22-2009, 11:38 PM
I really like looking in Vermont.

TRF
10-23-2009, 06:49 AM
"Cove Cache" in Northport (Saturday Cove). We bring the kids there at dead low tide to collect the "digger" clam shells. The girls have collected buckets of intact 4 and 5 inch bleached white, intact clam shells for painting and school projects. Plue there is a cache there.

Hondohawk
10-23-2009, 07:52 AM
I know you said you wanted Maine beaches....BUT....I know of many great beaches if you ever get to Hilton Head, S.C.. I know of some where you can collect sharks teeth there too ! Ever want to know just ask.

Hondohawk

kayakerinme
10-23-2009, 09:50 AM
I really like looking in Vermont.
I'll bet you did. Too far for this weekend though. :)

Haffy
10-23-2009, 12:57 PM
Took the ferry over to Long Island with Beachcomber one day and that island has to have the most beach glass I have ever seen.Plus the caches there were great as well.