Although launched just last year here in Southwest Florida, National Seashell Day (celebrated the first day of summer, June 20) is quickly becoming a popular “holiday” among beach lovers across America — but nowhere more so than on Sanibel Island, renowned worldwide as one of America’s greatest shelling destinations with hundreds of different species to discover.

On Sanibel Island, it’s the “Sanibel Stoop.” On Captiva Island, it’s the “Captiva Crouch.” But no matter where you are, there’s a breathtaking shell with your name on it just a reach away.

Luckily for you, Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts is offering you this summer your choice of four outstanding beachfront resorts to partake of National Shelling Day — and best of all, you can enjoy a FREE ADDITIONAL BONUS NIGHT when you STAY THREE AND ENJOY ANOTHER FREE at West Wind Island Resort (or our partner properties ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa of Captiva, Beachview Cottages of Sanibel and Castaways Cottages at Blind Pass). Plus if you need larger quarters than traditional resort accommodations, you can now enjoy the comforts of home (and much more) with the new ‘Tween Waters Island Vacation Rentals!

Here at West Wind Island Resort, you’ll find the shelling is easy with 500 feet of pristine, private Gulf of Mexico beach to explore. The sunning and funning is just as easy, too — with Gulf view, Garden view and Gulf front guest rooms and studios; spectacular pool and Upper Deck pool bar (libations, food and live music); plus delicious dining (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at Normandie Cafe.

And if you just can’t get enough of those lovely Sanibel shells, don’t forget Bailey Matthews National Seashell Museum, just a few moments from West Wind Island Resort.

There’s never been a better time to kick off your flip flops, grab your beach bucket and start your search for nature’s treasures that wash up daily here at West Wind Island Resort — so book three or more nights now and ENJOY A FOURTH NIGHT FREE by clicking here or calling us now at 800.824.0476. (Just make sure to return those live ones back to the water!)