1970's family beach photos

Our Story

Come explore the amazing nature of the sea. Through our doors you enter into an array of natural and handcrafted items from around the world, using the beauty of the sea as inspiration. The wonder of the world, as you knew it as a child, will soon return.

We have sourced the globe for unique items, many of them exclusive to our company. Each item lovingly created by nature or carefully crafted by hand.

Our love of the sea began in 1972, when my parents decided to buy a little place at the beach. With casual rattan furniture and seashell artwork, my parents set about creating a little slice of heaven, inspired by the sea.

Since we were just steps from the beach, our shell collecting was an almost daily excursion. With our plastic pails in hand, my sisters and I would carefully collect seashells and sand dollars to assemble our own collections.

Now, thirty years later, our passion for seashells and shell collecting has come full circle. FantaSea is based in Sarasota, Florida. Our flagship store on St. Armand’s Circle has become a favorite shopping destination for clients from around the world.

Whether you are seeking a fond memory of your vacation holiday, or locating the perfect home accessory or gift, our trained knowledgeable staff will kindly assist you with your selections. Welcome . . .