Shelling & Scalloping

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You will surely be amazed at the treasures you’ll find as you comb Gulf County’s unique shorelines. From beautiful driftwoods carved uniquely by nature, to the vast variety of bi-valves, urchins and mollusk shells, you’ll never come back empty handed.  Nature gives us plenty of opportunities to find empty shells, so make sure your treasure isn’t someone’s home.

Don’t forget to download and print our shell guide for your beach combing adventures.

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Scallop season only lasts a couple of months, but during that time St. Joseph Bay draws visitors from all over the country seeking to fill their buckets with the succulent morsels. Catching them is easy, cleaning them a little harder and feasting on them simply delicious. The 2018 season for St. Joseph Bay is August 17th through September 30th. a fun activity the entire family can enjoy. It’s easy for beginners and doesn’t require much more than a saltwater fishing license and a mandatory dive flag. A mask and snorkel, gliding over the grass beds in 2-3 foot deep water is the preferred method. However, many choose to wade out from the shore, look for the myriad of glowing blue eyes along the edge of their shells, and scoop them up.

While scalloping, it may be helpful to carry along a few additional items to make the job easier, such as a mesh bag for collecting scallops, an ice chest for storing freshly caught scallops, a scallop knife and neoprene water shoes. Licenses and supplies are available at local outfitters.


3 bedroom house, very roomy with 2 baths a large kitchen, a living room and a separate den perfect for kids to play and unwind after a great day at the beach!

George Core Park

Large city park housing Cape San Blas Lighthouse as well as shaded picnic areas & fishing spots.


Coastal Towing is Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe’s most reliable towing and roadside service.