How do you find sand dollars on the beach?
Also asked, is it bad to take sand dollars from the beach?
In most states taking a live sand dollar is illegal, but laws vary about collecting a dead one, so check for signs at the beach or ask an employee. When they are alive, sand dollars secrete echinochrome, a harmless substance that will turn your skin yellow. Hold a sand dollar in your hand for a minute.
Keeping this in consideration, are Sand Dollars hard to find?
Sand dollars aren't as easy to find as shells. They like to hide under the sand and don't always make it to shore. Try standing in shallow waters and shuffle your feet slowly into the wet sand.
Here are some to put on your must-see list.
- The Ten Thousand Islands.
- Sanibel Island.
- Tigertail Beach.
- South Beach on Marco Island.
- Cedar Key.
- Caladesi Island State Park.
- Captiva Island.
- Shell Island Near Panama City Beach.