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Odyssey Newsletter - Winning Photo and Top Five Problems of Best Beach
March 03, 2013

There's been a lot of discussion about what are the top ten, top five, or whatever beaches for sea glass. Lin and I even have a page where you can give your opinion, and we invite you wholeheartedly to give your opinion - Top Ten Beaches for Finding Sea Glass.David and Lin Sea Glass

But what we've found while crusing the internet is that the lists of best sea glass beaches just don't cover the bases - they are either incomplete or downright inaccurate.

Here's what you'll find in this edition of theOdyssey Sea Glass Newsletter.

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The Top Five Problems with Best Glass Beaches Lists

  • Few are based on first-hand knowledge by an experienced sea glass collector.
  • In some cases, what makes the beach a good sea glass beach just isn't stated.
  • The lists don't differentiate between mediocre glass, good sea glass, and fantastic sea glass. 
  • There are few or no photos to substantiate the claims of what are the better beaches.
  • Sources aren't listed (for example, a list of top 5 coffees would be worthless if the source was my neighbor Joe. The same is true of beach sources.)

The Real Problem with Lists

Real problem #1 is that it isn't possible to compare beaches. It's like apples or oranges, which is best? 

Actually, it just isn't possible to make a "1, 2, 3," list of best beaches because each is so different in at least the following factors:
  1. The colors - rare or not
  2. The amount of sea glass - lots or little
  3. The quality of the sea glass - nicely tumbled and frosted, or raw and unfinished
  4. Is the beach known enough to even make it to a list
  5. Is it accessible to you and me
In spite of the difficulties of making a list of best sea glass beaches, likely any serious collector will rate one beach the top beach in the world at the current time:

#1 Sea Glasser's Destination - Seaham Beach, England 

As the old saying goes, "the proof is in the pudding." There are many photos, first-hand reports, and the beach is accessible to the public.

To find out more about Seaham Glass Beach, see these links to many amazing photos and reports.

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Winner of the February 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest

Sea Glass Photo Contest Winner January 2013
The winning photo is "Valentine's Find" by Cathy. of Rock River, Ohio.
Congratulations, Cathy!

Sea Glass Treasures
An honorable mention goes to Kerry in Massachusetts for photo "Sea Treasures" which also garnered many votes.

Bugle Call

If you have a special arrangement of sea glass colors, we would love to see it. On our Sea Glass Forums page, there are several different photo forums where you can upload your sea glass colors.

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Hey! Are you into crafts?

There is a good selection of sea glass we've recently uploaded in many colors as well as driftwood and other beach finds just right for your arts and crafts.

Check Sea Glass For Sale on Odyssey

Also, take a look at our popular Etsy shop...

And for ideas on what to do with your beach finds, take a look at these Pinterest beach craft photos...

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New Subscribers

For those of you who have just recently signed up, this portion is especially for you.

If you are a new subscriber, you will enjoy the story and photos at the Glass Beach Special.

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Have you missed out on the new pages and blogs at Odyssey Sea Glass?

Check them out quickly and easily on our Sea Glass Blog or take a look at a selection below that you might have missed.

Happy hunting to all!

David and Lin Schneider

Did You Miss These Exciting Blogs?

Selected Pages from Odyssey and Contributors

Mar 01, 2013

Sea Glass Rarity Chart

New information with photos! If you haven't seen it lately, check it out - Comparing how rare different colors of sea glass are. This is the best place to compare your sea glass color and see how rare it is!

Continue reading "Sea Glass Rarity Chart"

Feb 27, 2013

Beach Glass - What do you think this is?

~ submitted by Dan Porter in Kenosha, Wisconsin WI Found on a beach in Kenosha and have no idea what it is. But a marble fits in nice in the hole. (scroll

Continue reading "Beach Glass - What do you think this is?"

Feb 25, 2013

Black Sea Glass

What is black sea glass? Is it really black? Where does it come from? Most of the black glass that ends up as tumbled, frosted sea glass was originally produced to protect fluid contents from sunlight.

Continue reading "Black Sea Glass"

Feb 24, 2013

Pottery Shard??

By: Brenda in Roanoke, VA We found this very large pottery shard on Hatteras some time ago. It is perfectly flat and fairly thick. From what I can

Continue reading "Pottery Shard??"

Feb 20, 2013

Valentine's find - Red Marble - February 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ Photo submitted by Cathy in Rocky River, OH Where did you take this photo? I took this picture in Rocky River, Ohio, on  2-13-13. It was

Continue reading "Valentine's find - Red Marble - February 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest"

Feb 20, 2013

No Telling! In Hawaii it used to be a fishermans place now it's all polluted

~ Submitted by Lono People like you that like to reveal secret places in order to make money or buy stuff from your site is wrong. Not everybody is into

Continue reading "No Telling! In Hawaii it used to be a fishermans place now it's all polluted"

Feb 16, 2013

Richard and Karen - Glass Beach Washington

Lin was feeling not too bad yesterday, so we headed to the beach. Although it was drizzling when we left home, the weather cleared up and it was a beautiful

Continue reading "Richard and Karen - Glass Beach Washington"

Feb 14, 2013

Headlands Beach, Ohio - Sea Glass Report

 ~ Beach report submitted by Karri James in Canton, Ohio   Beach:

Continue reading "Headlands Beach, Ohio - Sea Glass Report"

Feb 13, 2013

Travel Groups for Sea Glass?

~ Submitted by Lynn Hi Lin & David Do you both ever take small groups on sea glass collecting tours? If not, is it something you might consider?

Continue reading "Travel Groups for Sea Glass?"

Feb 13, 2013

Oahu Sea Glass Tree - February 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest

- Contest Photo submitted by Michelle Curiel from Honolulu, HI, USA Where was this photo taken? Various Beaches on Oahu, mostly North Shore Date, time

Continue reading "Oahu Sea Glass Tree - February 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest"

Feb 13, 2013

Governors Beach, Grand Turk Sea Glass Report

~ Beach report submitted by Joy Haycox from Virginia Beach, VA Lots o' glass on Governors Beach in Grand Turk of Turks and Caicos Islands. Glass was

Continue reading "Governors Beach, Grand Turk Sea Glass Report"

Feb 11, 2013

Buy Sea Glass

Excellent hand-picked sea and beach glass. Buy sea glass in bulk, color groups, matched pairs, singles, rare colors, sizes. Jewelry grade and craft grades available now!

Continue reading "Buy Sea Glass"

Feb 10, 2013

I HEART Sea Glass - February 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ Contest Photo submitted by Joy Haycox from Virginia Beach, VA I took this photo on my dining room table in Virginia Beach but the glass was found on

Continue reading "I HEART Sea Glass - February 2013 Sea Glass Photo Contest"

Feb 08, 2013

January 27, 2013 Easton's Beach Newport RI Sea Glass

~ Sea Glass Catch submitted by jenn f - Amherst, NH At Easton's Beach Newport RI About an hour and these were the goodies found on a brisk winter beach

Continue reading "January 27, 2013 Easton's Beach Newport RI Sea Glass"

Feb 07, 2013

New Zealand Sea Glass

~ Question submitted by Sarah Jane Swart - Gloucester, MA, USA Does anyone have a recommendation about a good beach for sea glass in New Zealand? We're

Continue reading "New Zealand Sea Glass"

Feb 07, 2013

Whalehead Beach, Corolla NC. Sea Glass

~ Sea Glass Catch of the Day submitted by Dee - Whalehead Beach, Corolla, NC Outer Banks Winter Rainbow, Dec. 2012 Shark tooth a little bonus. lol :

Continue reading "Whalehead Beach, Corolla NC. Sea Glass"

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