How to Clean Seashells
When you take your shells home, you must clean them properly otherwise they will permeate your home with a very unfortunate aroma! Rinse off any sand and then place the shells in a large pot with two parts water and one part bleach. Put the pot on the stove and bring the liquid to the boil, then turn off the heat and leave the shells in the pot for a week or more. When the shells have been sanitised, rinse them off, dry them and create a wonderful display!
Great Beaches for Shelling
Our local beach, Dinas Dinlle is great place to collect shells as is Llanddwyn on Anglesey. Shell Island, which is promontory between Harlech and Barmouth, is unsurprisingly a great hunting ground! If you are heading for the beach, take a spare bag just in case you stumble across marine treasure! Below you will find a guide to the shells that you can collect in North Wales. Happy hunting!