LEE COUNTY, FL — It seems there’s a Guinness World Record for everything these days, including one for the largest human image of a seashell.
Sounds kooky, sure, but The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel has just broken it, to which we offer our congratulations!
To beat the record, a total of 1,093 registered participants gathered on the shore behind Outrigger Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach on June 21 to form an enormous seashell. The “shellebration”, which coincided with both National Seashell Day and the first day of summer, was verified by a Guinness World Records adjudicator on site.
“We did it! Today’s event was spectacular and it encouraged members of our community to come together to tell our shelling story in a fun and engaging way,” said Tamara Pigott, executive director, Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. “Our partnership with Guinness strengthens the global spotlight on our destination’s seashells, which continue to be a major draw for visitors.”
The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel are renowned for their largely undeveloped coastline and commitment to land preservation, exemplified by the bounty of shell species found along its shore. Moreover, the only museum in the U.S. dedicated entirely to seashells can be found on Sanibel Island.
For more information on travel to Fort Myers and Sanibel go to fortmyers-sanibel.com/escape.