Review any information about shell collecting which is pertinent to the seashore where you will be searching. Become very familiar with what not to collect. Carry this list and pictures if you need to in order not to break any laws. Carry a bucket or any type of easy carry container for the shells. I do not think it is necessary, but you may wish to wear a pair of gloves. Sunglasses and a hat to ward away sun glare. Wear sunscreen. After rinsing shells with ocean water, I recommend a closed container for the return trip home. Clean the shells properly in the home environment. Depending on the time of the day, you may wish to have a camera available to capture sunrise or sunset. It will be a beautiful memory to add to your shell treasure hunting.