Seashell Guide

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This is a guide to the sea shells of Wales. Good beaches for shell-collecting are Abersoch, Shell Island, Ynyslas (North Point), Bullwell Bay in Pembrokeshire, Tenby South Beach, Ginst Point in Carmarthenshire and Swansea Bay.
Work still in progress on these pages - more will be added as I find them.
Helical Shells
Large Necklace ShellLarge Necklace Shell Common WhelkCommon Whelk Common WinkleCommon Winkle Flat PeriwinkleFlat Periwinkle Dog WhelkDog Whelk Netted Dog WhelkNetted Dog Whelk Sting WinkleSting Winkle Grey Top ShellGrey Top Shell Painted Top ShellPainted Top Shell Purple Top ShellPurple Top Shell Thick Top ShellThick Top Shell Tower ShellTower Shell Needle ShellNeedle Shell Acteon ShellActeon Shell
CockleCockle Dog CockleDog Cockle Prickly CocklePrickly Cockle Norwegian CockleNorwegian Cockle Pullet Carpet ShellPullet Carpet Shell Cross-cut Carpet ShellCross-cut Carpet Shell Banded Carpet ShellBanded Carpet Shell Smooth ClamSmooth Clam Iceland CyprinaIceland Cyprina Common MusselCommon Mussel Otter ShellOtter Shell Sand GaperSand Gaper Blunt GaperBlunt Gaper American PiddockAmerican Piddock Blunt TellinBlunt Tellin Rayed ArtemisRayed Artemis Smooth ArtemisSmooth Artemis Warty VenusWarty Venus Peppery Furrow ShellPeppery Furrow Shell Edible OysterEdible Oyster King ScallopKing Scallop Variegated ScallopVariegated Scallop Striped VenusStriped Venus Thick Trough ShellThick Trough Shell Cut Trough ShellCut Trough Shell Rayed Trough ShellRayed Trough Shell Banded Wedge ShellBanded Wedge Shell Faroe Sunset ShellFaroe Sunset Shell Thin TellinThin Tellin Baltic TellinBaltic Tellin Bean TellinBean Tellin Pod RazorPod Razor Bean RazorBean Razor Curved RazorCurved Razor
Everything Else
Bonnet ShellBonnet Shell Common LimpetCommon Limpet Slipper LimpetSlipper Limpet Cowrie ShellCowrie Shell European CowrieEuropean Cowrie