Yes, but it depends.
Recently, I have found many more on Manasota Key next door. Sometimes, I find loads and loads of them.
But there is a knack to finding them, you need to have a good eye. My OH isn't very good at finding them at all, but my son and I find loads. Triangular in shape, with a sheen if the enamel is still there, mostly black but I find many brown and some grey ones too. You find them in the shell bands on the beach mostly, so tide can make a difference.
By the way, the place I learned to find them was growing up having my summer holidays on the beach at Garden City SC lol.
I have one of these, and my son likes to use it- but I find more with my eyes walking along the beach.
But they come into their own at high tide when the shell bands are in water.
And for fishermen, do you ever see sand fleas? We had loads of them in SC but I never see any along the gulf.
We bought some for the kids to use when we were there, a friend goes all the time and she suggests the best pickings is just after a good storm.
Yes, after storms is good, but if we get a big one (like say Debbie), that moves a lot of sand so sometimes you don't find them on beaches you used to before.
Thank you very much. LOL re Garden City. It is lovely.
We have found more at Stump Pass Beach State Park on Manasota Key than at the beaches in Venice. There is a parking fee of (I think) 2 dollars and sometimes the lot fills up quickly, especially on the weekends in the high season. I have also had better luck when the tide is low. Happy hunting!
It is 3 dollars all day but you can leave and return on the same pas- it's a state park and they charge by the day.
If you are resident, or just stay for a few months on Winter, can be cheaper to buy a State park annual pass, but will be good for other FL state parks if you go on day trips etc.
i acually found 40-50 today alone,, its very exciting ,, look in the major small shell area,s