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California Best Beaches for Sea Glass

California Best Beaches for Sea Glass

Looking for a great California Sea Glass Beach? Choose: 

California's 2 Best Sea Glass Beaches

#1. Fort Bragg Glass Beach - The most highly reported and recognized glass beach in the world - Mendocino County, Northern California.

#2. Seaside (Sand City) - very different from Fort Bragg but well worth a trip - Monterey County, Central California.

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Whether you live in California or are just visiting, here you'll find the best beaches in the United State for sea glass fans.

For example, follow the link to the most well-known and reported beach in the United States, Fort Bragg California. Or go to the lesser-known but remarkably productive beach at Seaside on Monterery Bay.

You'll find details, photos and maps to help you make plans for your beach trips.

Other beaches on this California list may, of course, have less sea glass. But the rewards might be greater than you would think, as some have reported. For example, finding only one piece of sea glass in a couple of hours at the beach doesn't sound very good. Unless that one piece is a perfect red, orange or yellow.

What are the chances and where to look? You'll enjoy and profit from the linked reports to the many California beaches listed below.

For those just starting out, this California sea glass list of Best Beaches is a good place to begin. For those with a lot of experience, this list will be quite helpful in considering beaches not so close to home.

Whether you have recently moved to the California,  are vacationing here on the west coast, or are a long-time resident, you will enjoy seeing the variety of sea glass and beaches that California has to offer.

These best California beaches were gleaned from personal experience, friends, and your contributions.

Please enjoy your hunt for sea glass or beach glass, respect private property, and smile at the locals!

 Northern California Counties - California Beach Glass Reports

For purposes of these beach reports, Northern California County Beaches cover Del Norte, Humboldt,  and Mendocino Counties.

This coastal region includes the USA's best-known glass beach, Fort Bragg, as well as a number of small towns and many wild Pacific coast beaches.

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 Del Norte County - N. California Beach Glass Reports

Del Norte County is the northernmost coastal county in California. The main coastal city is Crescent City.





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 Humboldt County - N. California Beach Glass Reports

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Mendocino County - Sea Glass Reports





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 San Francisco Area - California Beach Glass Reports

For purposes of these beach reports, these listed beaches include the San Francisco Bay counties as well as the Pacific Coast Counties of Sonoma, Marin, San Mateo and Santa Cruz.

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Sonoma County - California Beach Glass Reports

Sonoma's scenic coast is sparsely populated with a few small scenic villages along Highway 1. The two main towns are Bodega Bay (pop. 1077) in the south and The Sea Ranch (pop. 1305) in the north. 





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Marin County - California Beach Glass Reports





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San Francisco Bay Counties - California Beach Glass Reports

The best beach for sea glass in the San Francisco Bay is Benicia's Glass Beach in Solano County.





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Central California Beach Glass Reports

Central California Best Beaches reports include the following counties:

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Monterey County - California Best Beaches Sea Glass Reports





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Santa Barbara County - California Best Beaches Sea Glass Reports





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Southern California Best Beaches Reports

For purposes of these beach reports,  Southern California Best Beaches cover

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Ventura County -  California Beach Glass Reports

The main coastal cities in Ventura County are Ventura and Oxnard, both of which produce good sea glass.





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Los Angeles County -  California Beach Glass Reports

The main coastal cities in Los Angeles County are

Orange County -  California Beach Glass Reports

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San Diego County -  California Beach Glass Reports





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Channel Islands -  California Beach Glass Reports





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Click or tap here to send in your California sea glass reports.


*Beach reports needed for Wake Island sea glass

Help us make an accurate list!

Click here to add a beach or to rate a beach.

Many thanks to those of you who have added beaches and ratings!


As you know, Lin and I (David) have spent years accumulating the information on these pages.

You can really help us to keep on doing this by visiting our associate advertisers such as our Zazzle Sea Glass products.

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Why can reports on Califoria Sea Glass beaches vary considerably between two different people?

  • Some are better at finding sea glass. For example, my wife, Lin, finds at least twice as much as me and more colors on any given day.
  • California Sea Glass Beaches can vary from one tide to the next and also from low tide to high tide.
  • Some may not know the difference between Craft and Jewelry Grade Sea Glass.


For the above reasons, we try to verify these California Sea Glass reports with actual photos whenever possible.

So take your camera to the beach! and be sure to report your California Best Beaches finds!

Find the beach closest to you that has been reported as having sea glass.

Hopefully, there's a great beach not far away! 

Would you like to add a beach report or comments on beaches in this list?

Click here to go to Sea Glass Beach Reports

Thanks to those of you who have added beaches and ratings!