Most people don’t think of beaches in Louisiana, but the shelling on the western side of the state, in Cameron Parish, is full of surprises. They call this part of the state “Louisiana’s Outback,” and it’s full of natural wonders (and alligators, which outnumber humans ten to one). “Traveling the Creole Nature Trail is a terrific way to explore the area, as it offers 26 miles of natural beaches that are incredibly undeveloped but also easily accessible, making them the perfect locales for finding whelks, cockles, angel wings, cat’s eyes, olives, wentletraps, coquinas, and periwinkles,” says Anne Klenke, the tourism director of Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Rutherford Beach in eastern Cameron Parish is one great site, and the smaller beaches west of Holly Beach are also prime shell-collecting territories.” Why are shells so plentiful here? Located west of the Mississippi Delta, the beaches are constantly replenished by the Mississippi River’s southeast tidal flow, which carries rich deposits of driftwood and a wide variety of shells. Low tide following a storm system offers prime shelling.
Source : https://www.rd.com/list/beaches-with-best-seashells/189