Clearwater Beach. It was little too empty. People stayed away in 2009 from spending money on travel, hotel and even sun cabana. Fine with me. I negotiated good price in the motel, where I was staying. (These days you can do it even in the USA!)
These are actualy snail shells, limax epithet iridia. The large snails, leave them on the beach, when they enter the ocean for their yearly bath.
I was really lucky to be there at the right time of the year, to record this special ritual!! ;-)
...and if you believe that, I have some swamp land in Florida to sell.......