A Trip To This Fossil Beach In South Carolina Is An Adventure Like No Other
If you’re the sort of person with a love – and maybe with even a bit of an obsession – for finding hidden treasure, then this seashore adventure in South Carolina is a superb way to scratch your treasure-hunting itch.
The adventure involves Folly Beach... adoringly known as the most laid back beach on the South Carolina coast. Folly's "Edge of America" moniker, and the carefree nature of the locals, make it one of the most loved beaches in the state. But there's one thing most people don't know about Folly.
It's loaded with fossils!
From the occasional big score of digging up a tooth from a Great White shark to finding handfuls of smaller shark teeth, the sands along Folly are rich in ancient treasure.
The wide open beaches found at low tide are abundantly filled with shark teeth from bull sharks, lemon sharks, and sand tiger sharks. Although, according to a local fossil finding tour company, excellent Great White teeth and occasional Megalodon fragments can be found on Folly as well.
Will you be lucky enough to find a large shark vertebra, like this person who was on that very tour??
Of course, you don't have to pay for a fossil tour to go on
your own fossil hunt on Folly. It's a public beach... but you just may find yourself in all the wrong spots to discover where the real treasure is located.
If you're an avid collector, then good luck hunting! And if you'd like to book a local fossil tour guide to help in the search, we suggest
Charleston Fossil Adventures.
On a good day, you'll go home with a pack full of these.
Their Folly Beach Fossil Adventure lasts three hours. You can see the rates
If you're addicted to finding sharks teeth, then this beach will not disappoint. Don't forget the sunscreen!
For even more reasons to love Folly Beach, t
ake a look at this Folly Beach article we published in 2016.
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