It may not be Shell Beach (Australia), Sanibel Island, or even Eleuthera, but with 17 uninterrupted miles of sandy shoreline buffeted relentlessly by the Atlantic Ocean, it makes sense that Trinidad’s Manzanilla Beach would be a haven for sea shells.
You find them here in concentrated clusters, each pile separated by lengthy swaths of sand as though someone had collected them in their spots purposely.
Well, at least that’s how we found them during a quick visit here earlier this year. Even then, our explorations were confined to a small corner at the northern edge of the beach.
With a good 16+ miles of essentially empty shoreline further south, it would’ve taken us a few days or more to really see what Manzanilla’s sea shell treasures were all about – music to the ears of beachcombers everywhere, I’m sure…