Located on the Atlantic Ocean, there is so much for you, your family and friends to do and see in Charleston, SC, especially by or near the water. You are likely to find shells, shark teeth, wildlife, fish, and more at the most beautiful beaches.
Sharks consistently produce new teeth to replace the ones they lose. During a shark’s lifetime, it is estimated that sharks can have over 20,000 to 30,000 teeth. They have teeth in layered rows with both their upper and lower jaws that can have two to three or as many as 15 rows of teeth. If they lose a tooth, another one spins forward from the rows of backup teeth.
Most sharks have up to five rows of teeth and can have as many as 3000 teeth at one time in their mouth. They lose up to 100 teeth per day.
Their teeth can be regrown in days or a month. Shark’s teeth are found washed up on the shoreline.
Shark’s teeth colors
White teeth indicate they have just been pulled out or fallen out from a dead shark.
Black and glossy shark’s teeth have been fossilized over the years.
Best places to find shark’s teeth
You are in luck! Charleston SC has many beautiful beaches that you go shark teeth hunting. Read all about them here:
Head north of the entrance of the park to find shark’s teeth and bleached conchs. Edisto Beach State Park is located on the coast of South Carolina, south of Charleston, near the town of Edisto Beach in Colleton County. The park offers South Carolina’s longest system of handicapped accessible hiking and biking trails.
Nearby the historic Morris Island Lighthouse, you’ll find some of the best shells in the Folly area. At the end of Folly Beach, you can find shark’s teeth, starfish, and sand dollars, too. Please put the starfish and sand dollar back in the ocean if they are alive.
Folly Beach is a city on Folly Island, in South Carolina, just south of Charleston. It’s home to Folly Beach Pier, stretching more than 1,000 feet into the ocean. Center Street is lined with surf and souvenir shops. Folly Beach County Park has picnic areas and a pelican rookery. As well as beaches and wildlife-rich habitats, Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve has views of Morris Island Lighthouse, completed in 1876.
The western tip of Beachwalker County park makes a terrific hunting ground for shells, and sometimes shark’s teeth especially after storms.
Kiawah is a sea island, or barrier island, on the Atlantic coast of the United States. Located 25 miles southwest of Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina, it is primarily a private beach and golf resort.
Shark Fishing Charter
If you are looking for a little more adventure than hunting for shark teeth, try a shark fishing charter? We have 2-hour and 4-hour charters, which include licensing, bait, tackle, rods, and reels. Learn all about the sharks highlighted in our shark series:
If you are looking to enjoy an exciting day of touring by boat or fishing with friends and family, call us today to reserve a saltwater fishing charter. Our equipment is top of the line and well maintained for your safety and enjoyment. We take great pride in creating memory-making experiences with families and friends.
Get your family together and Book your next fishing charter today!
Step on board with All In One Charters; Charleston’s top inshore fishing charter company. We specialize in customized inshore fishing charters; as well as nearshore, and offshore fishing. Join Capt. Ronnie for an action-packed day of saltwater fishing, exploring Charleston’s endless inshore waterways in search of top species like Red Drum, Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and Sheepshead, as well as the chance of some exciting battles against big Bull Reds, or Hammerhead Sharks for some added adrenaline. Book your fishing charter today or call at 843-330-3272.