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The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel Breaks Guinness World Record™ for World's Largest Human Seashell

Trey Stanley

Last week, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel joined in a historic “shellebration” by shattering the world record for the largest human image of a seashell.

1,093 registered participants came together on the shore behind Outrigger Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach to form an enormous seashell, verified by a Guinness World Records™ adjudicator on-site.

human seashell on beach

“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.”

MMGY Global developed National Seashell Day three years ago. The shellebration occurs every year on June 21, the first day of summer, as a way to spotlight the joy of shelling with the perfect summer getaway.

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