We went to Whitney Beach on Longboat Key hunting for sand dollars. My girlfriend Amy (seashell/sharktooth hunter extroadinaire) told me this was a good beach to find them. We found one intact right as we walked down to the water and later a bit of a broken one but, unfortunately, that was it. I think we needed to go further out in the water and also "put in the hours" as Amy phrases it.
We did find this pretty shell completely unbroken.
Later we went into Bradenton Beach to get slurpees. LOVE Joe's Eats & Sweets ice cream shop painted bright beachy colors!!!