Sanibel Seashell Industries

Sanibel Seashell Industries

Sanibel Seashell Industries
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This is our original warehouse location as well as the oldest shell shop on the island. We stock over 10,000 species of seashells. We have expanded into the building in front at 1544 Periwinkle Way to include specimen shells and corals from around the world as well as many ideas to create with your seashells.
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SuyreaR
Christmas, FL10 contributions
Apr 2022
Amazing, wide variety of shells. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Using a coupon we picked up at the Sanibel Welcome Center, we were given a free bag of nice shells after spending only $10.
Written 20 April 2022
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kaitilin
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Business
Really cool specimens inside, people are very nice, lots of stock to look at. Glad I walked in without my wallet. So much.
Written 7 February 2022
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razayes
Pittsburgh, PA320 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Nice place and friendly staff but we feel the shells were very overpriced. On the plus side they do have a large selection of shells.
Written 10 August 2020
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Steve V
Madrid, Spain264 contributions
Jan 2020
Larry and the rest of the staff are helpful and informative. They'll search for that special species you're looking for if it's not on display. They provide data labels for all shells. They ship sales-tax-free to out-of-state customers. We filled out our personal finds from the Sanibel beaches with nice specimens from their shop. We added a few non-native shells as well.
Written 22 January 2020
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We are glad you enjoyed your visit to our store. Please come back and see us again next time you are on the island. We love what we do and enjoy sharing our knowledge of seashells with everyone on Sanibel.
Written 26 January 2020
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Jen S
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Family
I feel like these stores take sell Sanibel shells take away from the fun of collecting and the availability of the shells left on the beach. I don't understand buying shells when you can collect them yourself.
Written 29 July 2019
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Carol W
Illinois2 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We went in looking for local shells and information and we got it! We purchased local shells and got a ton of information about what is found on Sanibel and what is found in the waters that surround Sanibel. Thank you!!
Written 25 February 2019
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Glad we could be of service! Please come visit us again on your next visit to Sanibel!
Written 26 February 2019
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niteowljune
Huntersville, NC3,503 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
This shop has so many shells. They are from all over the world with a section on local shells. The salesperson (owner?) was very helpful and answered lots of questions for us. They have a museum in the back. There are sailors valentine kits for sale as well. Lots of souvenirs too.
Written 7 April 2018
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Thank you we're glad you enjoyed our shop! Be sure to come back again on your next visit to Sanibel.
Written 9 April 2018
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Stellaxo
Cookeville, TN117 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
Stopped by on a recent trip to Sanibel to fill a few gaps in my collection. They have a great selection with may hard to find local shells. Friendly and good to deal with. Thanks guys, see you next trip.
Written 22 October 2016
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Thank you! We are glad we had what you were looking far and we will see you on your next visit and hopefully fill some more gaps!
Written 1 November 2016
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flamom46
Tampa, FL45 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
This is a visitor-friendly store that goes out of its way to help you find what you are looking for. They have a wide collection of Sanibel shells in case you don't find them all on the beach. They also have shelling tools, shell cleaning implements and shell crafts.
Written 15 August 2016
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Thank you so much for the kind review!
Written 17 August 2016
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dna
Krakow, WI5 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
My husband and I have been going to Sanibel Seashell Industries for many years. We're never disappointed, always a great selection of specimen shells, coral and other unique items. That we can't seem to find any where else. When we vacation on Sanibel visiting this shop is always a must. Love talking to Larry and his family always educational and interesting.

Amy & Dean
Written 9 August 2016
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Thank you! We appreciate your business as a longtime customer. We hope to have even more unique items for you on your next visit.
Written 12 August 2016
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