Posted by Jody on January 30, 2017
Today’s Featured Guest Writer is Jacqueline Downs.
On a recent trip to Pismo Beach with my 7 year old granddaughter, I found a large shark tooth on the shore while shell seeking. I have being a shell seeker for many, many years up and down the California coast and have never found a shark tooth. Actually I have never really searched for shark teeth. I was extremely excited to find it while searching for sand dollars.
Shark Tooth from Pismo Beach, California
I found the shark tooth on the beach close one of the beach stairways north of the pier. I thought it was a nice rock, but behold it was a great surprise. The tooth is a little larger than a quarter.
Pismo Beach Prize
I’m thinking that maybe the tooth came out of the sea wall cliffs at the beach. California has had the a lot rain lately and maybe some erosion.
“Looks kind of old. Kind of like me” ~ We doubt that, Jacqueline ! 🙂
~Many thanks to Jaqueline for sharing her beach treasure with us! We are so happy that she sent along such fabulous photos of her very special find. Any day at the beach with a granddaughter is wonderful. Finding such a spectacular prize together makes it all the better!
Related Links: Pismo Beach, California (Official Site)
Pick Your Own Prehistoric Shark Teeth (Venice, Florida)
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Posted by Jody on January 15, 2014
Our family really loves the Venice, Florida area. In fact, I would describe Venice, also known as “The Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World,” as one of our absolute favorite playgrounds.
There’s just so much for beach lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to do in Venice. It’s a designated “Bicycle Friendly Community” where you can ride bikes along the Intracoastal Waterway and over to the more secluded Casperson Beach. You might also want to pedal to the South Jetty where splashing dolphins frolic against the brilliant Florida Gulf Coast sunset. You can relax and enjoy lunch, with superb service, at Sharky’s on the Pier (Greg and I still try to duplicate their Boathouse Salad at home!). You can swim, kayak, beachcomb, bird watch, and walk the beaches to your heart’s content. The best thing of all though, is that beachcombers can “pick your own” prehistoric shark teeth that pepper the sandy shoreline.
Prehistoric Shark Teeth
Located in Sarasota County, the City of Venice is perfectly situated on the Gulf of Mexico, an easy-breezy one hour drive south of Tampa.
Venice Resident, A Great Blue Heron
Venice doesn’t brag of sugar-white sand beaches. You won’t find dozens of name brand, highrise hotels lining the coast. And you definitely will not see a lot of flashy souvenir and t-shirt shops at the seashore. But what you most likely will find are some of the friendliest folks you’ll come across anywhere and great souvenir prehistoric shark teeth to take home with you.
Don’t think you need any fancy-schmancy equipment to collect prehistoric shark teeth. On our first visit to the area, we asked our hotel desk clerk if there was any secret to finding shark teeth at the beach. Perhaps something only the savvy locals would know? She smiled and ever-so-politely replied: “Just look down.” So, we followed her advice. It’s that easy!
Do you have a favorite shoreline where you find shark teeth?
Please feel free to leave a comment. We’d like to hear your own thoughts and tips on Venice beach ~ or any beach!
City of Venice, Florida
Venice Area Chamber of Commerce
Discover Natural Sarasota County
Sharky’s on the Pier
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