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07/30/2014 08:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

If You Like Seashells, You Should Go To Sanibel Island STAT

Sure it's almost August, but there's still a ton of time left to plan a a little R&R on the beach. Why not Sanibel Island?

Known for being a "swanky-but-not-in-your-face-swanky barrier island," Florida's Sanibel Island is gorgeous and also has pretty awesome sunsets.

The island's beaches also happen to have more seashells than your average beach, making it the perfect place to go "shelling" (which is apparently a really big deal down there). It's a famous spot for collecting everything from sand dollars to scallops thanks in part to its east-west orientation. There's even a phrase -- the "Sanibel Stoop" -- to describe what people look like while there.

So if you finally want to make that DIY shell necklace you saw on Pinterest -- or just want to enjoy some really beautiful beaches before summer's over -- head on down!

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