The Sea Glass Odyssey

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A Journey into the Past - The Beginning of the Sea Glass Odyssey

It happened late one afternoon.

I had been walking slowly along the shore near my mother's house on the Chesapeake Bay looking for beach treasures... sea glass odyssey washington
Chesapeake orange sea glass
Wanting to make one last trip down the small beach, I turned around and wow!!!

Tumbling up the beach pushed by a small wave was an orange piece of sea glass!

I couldn't believe it at first. Then I started jumping up and down. I just had to run home and show it to everybody...

Lin Schneider

The Thrill of the Hunt

Have you experienced the thrill of finding a deliciously-frosty and perfectly-tumbled piece of sea or beach glass? Although most are not orange, each piece is an exciting find in itself. Perhaps you have wondered:

What is Sea Glass What is "sea glass?"
Sea glass defined. All about genuine seaglass, beach glass, ocean glass, sea gems, mermaid's tears, etc.

Where can I find Sea Glass Where can I find it?
Are you planning on taking a trip to the beach and want to know if there good beaches for sea glass in that area?
Where are the best beaches for collecting sea glass?

Where to Find Sea and Beach Glass Information?

Here's what happened to me and why I decided to write about this wonderful subject.:

Like many of you, my "Odyssey" or journey began quite a few years ago.

While enjoying walks on the shore, first on Lake Erie and later on various Atlantic and Pacific beaches, I began picking up sea glass (also known as beach glass).

Then as time went by, I found myself really getting excited and even hooked on finding more rare and exotic pieces.

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Not only was I beginning to want to spend more and more time actually looking for sea or beach glass, but at the same time I was trying to figure out some way of using it creatively. So I started searching the Internet for more information.

However, when I began to research sea and beach glass, I couldn't really find what I was looking for, such as
You probably have had a similar experience.

Compiling the Information on Sea Glass

Now, I've put what I've found by researching and learned by experience together - an ongoing process, as I continue to discover fascinating new tidbits on the beach and from others..

On the pages of this site, you'll find the answers to the questions towards the beginning of this page ... and much more. My husband David writes much of the material found here, but relies heavily not only on my experience but also on the excellent contributions of many of you sea glass fans.

If you've faced the same kinds of questions I had when I was starting out, I know that you'll find these 2,000+ pages of information that we have put together very interesting and useful!

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To start, go to the top of the left column. You'll see the main topics to look for.

Of course, with all the harder-to-find pages on this site, you might also want to search for specific information using the search box below. It will show you all our pages that refer to the specific word or phrase you are looking for.  For example, try entering 'red' here:

If you entered 'red' you see that there are over 100 pages on this site that mention red beach glass.

Even more fun is to participate in sharing your thoughts and ideas, crafts and photos, and to see what others are doing, go to the Odyssey Sea Glass Forums.

Happy hunting on your Sea Glass Odyssey,!

David and Lin Schneider

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On Whidbey Island of the San Juans, Washington State

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"Many thanks to you both for your time and insight!

I love your page. It's been a great resource in my hunting!

All Best,"

Amanda in Connecticut

"Hi David,

I received your sea glass hearts and I LOVE them all.

Thank you so much for sending the extra hearts.

I was so touched by your thoughtfulness and I appreciate you sharing these special gifts from the sea! Hope to see more of your sea glass soon!

Thanks again,"


"Hi David,

Just wanted to tell you thank you for the monthly sea glass newsletter. I love it, and look forward to it.

Thanks again to you and your wife."


"Hi David,

I just wanted to let you know I appreciate receiving my sea glass order so quickly.

Love the flowers, wave crest & rare pastels and the little extra made my day!!"


"I am so fascinated by sea glass - I can’t believe at 70 I found a new hobby.

Thanks for the opportunity to search and read up on this!"


"Your site made me so happy tonight! Why?

Many happy memories swirled back into my mind when I saw your pictures. I spent my childhood on the beaches of Cape Cod and we spent many happy hours looking for sea glass."


"It is a pleasure and refreshing to meet people in the sea glass community that are willing to share! I got some great tips from your site. It was wonderful not to spend my entire vacation looking for a beach. Thanks again!"

Maryanne K.W.

"Hi David and Lin.

Love your sea glass web site. I enjoy your picture of the month and intend on winning at least once.

I have been collecting and creating things from sea glass for over twenty years. I find my sea glass on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland Ohio.

Thank you for sharing your treasures with me." Yours truly,

Cathy Lincks

"What an AWESOME site! I love reading about it, looking at all of your pictures, and planning my next vacation to the perfect beach.

Keep up the great work!"


"I’m a new subscriber to your newsletter and I love it!"


"Hi David,

Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your newsletters.

I never even knew about sea glass before 2 years ago, now of course I'm hooked, love it, just love it."


"Hi David and Lin - I love your website! Thank you for sharing info..."


"Hi David. Its Bill and Joan Laverick, Durham City, North East of England. We love reading your posts. Keep up the good work!"

Bill & Joan

"I soo look forward to reading your blogs."

Jacqueline Giguere

"Just wanted to let you know (since you were so helpful) that I won a blue ribbon (1st place) in Gifford Middle School Science Fair in the category of Environmental Science with my topic - Effect of a Florida Tidal Inlet on Wrack Line Sea Glass Volume.

Now, I will compete in the Regional Science Fair which will take place on Feb 2nd. My mom and dad and I had a lot of fun searching for sea glass.


Mary Hyde

"I am beginning to be a typical sea glass hunter - always looking for fun places to find glass!

I think your site is great - very informative - thanks for the time and effort you put into it. "


"I am beginning to be a typical sea glass hunter - always looking for fun places to find glass!

I think your site is great - very informative - thanks for the time and effort you put into it. "


"I love your email newsletters. I am 77 and try to get "glassin" whenever anyone will take me to the beach!! :-)) "

P. Paul

"Hi David

Just wanted to tell you thank you for the monthly sea glass newsletter. I love it, and look for ward to it.

Thanks again to you and your wife,

Judi Weber

"Hi David and Lin!

I SO enjoy you newsletter! Please forward it to my sister. I've got her hooked on the beauty of sea glass!

Thanks in advance! Happy 'foraging'."

Joan D

"Hi David and Lin,

I have shared your website with my other sea glass fanatic friends over the last couple of years and they love it as much as I do.

Yours is my favourite website of all time and the very best website I've seen for everything sea glass.

I can lose myself for hours in your website. Dangerous place!"

Anne O, Toronto

"Thanks so much for the information.

I visited Carbon Beach today.

Very small and few people but a nice supply of glass just as you stated.




" Hi Lin and David,

I have come to sea glass via my shell collecting and am finding it very addictive too. Last year I found a glass bottle stopper which was a thrill.

Very small and few people but a nice supply of glass just as you stated.

I really enjoy the newsletter and can easily spend an evening getting lost in the stories and comments."



Anne Cram

" Just wanted to thank you for all of your helpful information.

The sea glass community is filled with people who guard their "secret beaches" so it is refreshing to see that there are people who are willing to share.

It's so useful for those of us that don't live near a beach and travel to find our glass.

The information posted here lets us spend more time enjoying our adventure rather than wasting time looking for a great spot

Thanks again,


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" Gee, my heart races when I hear about all these marvelous finds.

Kudos to this wonderful site and for those who share their finds.

You've got a friend in me,

Norma Myrphy

" I love your site, thanks for all the wonderful info.

I'm looking forward to my new hobby and participating in your odyssey Seaglass forum.



David & Linda,

So wonderful to have crossed paths with you and thanks for sharing your expertise on sea glass along with your wonderful website.

Ann & I have caught your infectious seaglass fever! Hope to cross paths again soon.

Happy and safe traveling!

Richard C. Wong ยท Portland, Oregon

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