Aliso Beach and Crystal Cove - Sea Glass Beach Report

by Sue
(Westminster, MD)

Crystal Cove State Park Beach -  Beach - Sea Glass Report

Crystal Cove State Park Beach - Beach - Sea Glass Report

Crystal Cove State Park Beach -  Beach - Sea Glass Report
Crystal Cove State Park

~ Crystal Cove sea glass report submitted by Karen from North Carolina, USA

Crystal Cove State Park Beach - Sea Glass Report

Crystal Cove State Beach

It's near Newport, Southern California

In two hours I found about 30 brown, 30 green, 15 white, 8 aqua, 1cobalt, 1 tile, about one inch average size (see photo above).

All frosted, mostly rounded.

Mostly brown and green.

~ Crystal Cove sea glass report submitted by Karen from North Carolina, USA


Aliso Beach Sea Glass Report

~ sea glass beach report submitted by Sue - Westminster, MD

Name of the Beach:

Aliso Beach

Aliso Beach at Laguna South and Crystal Cove State Park on the Newport Coast - California

City nearest to that beach: 

Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, CA

Report:

I was visiting my son in California and we went sea glass hunting several days. 

We found quite a bit, but not large, combing the beaches at Aliso Beach and Laguna Beach South.

~ sea glass beach report submitted by Sue - Westminster, MD


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Added Info:

Newport Beach became very popular for beachgoers from nearby Los Angeles as far back as 1905, when a railroad connection opened and easy way for beachlovers to get there.

There are actually several beaches between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, including Crystal Cove State Park, where a combination of tide pools and sandy beaches can provide a good sea glass or beach glass environment.

One of the famous spots in Newport Beach is "The Wedge," a well-known body surfing spot that gets pretty crunchy, as David at Odyssey knows well from personal experience!

Since the Newport Beach - Aliso - Laguna Beach, Calfornia areas have been frequented by visitors and inhabited for over 100 years, it is logical that a lot of glass has found its way to the beaches.

However, many of the beaches are sandy and some have been filled in, both of which conditions hide much of the sea glass that might have been "sown" there in the past.

On the beaches of Crystal Cove, Aliso Beach, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach, look for the areas where headlands come close to the shoreline; where pebbles are mixed in with sand and/or reef.

About 10 miles south of Newport Beach, the coast of Laguna Beach, California is also popular with beach goers and surfers. These beaches have spawned various TV shows and are already familiar to millions of people today.

Restaurants such as Las Brisas, Laguna Beach, are great places to dine while watching beautiful sunsets with your favorite person(s).

If you haven't been to Southern California yet, this stretch of many beaches between Newport and Laguna Beach s a good place to find out what the California beach hype is all about!

The best time to go? I would recommend late summer/early fall - but that's just based on personal visits.


~ added by David from Odyssey "See Glass"


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Comments for Aliso Beach and Crystal Cove - Sea Glass Beach Report

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Jul 10, 2016
Crystal Cove
by: Melissa

It was my 1st time sea glass hunting and I was very encouraged at all the pieces I found.

1st mistake I made was going while it was still high tide,but had I gone at the right time I would have done much better.

We found a small Mason jar full of green, white, brown, 1 blue and 2 large pieces of of sea green about 6 inches.

Will be returning during low tide to see what glass I can comb up.

Aug 08, 2015
Crystal Cove...seagrass beach
by: Anonymous

Was disapointed. But, didn't go at low tide, either.

I think they confused seaGLASS with seaGRASS. This is definitely the place to go if you are looking for seagrass. haha

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Newport Coast, by Crystal Cove Sea Glass Report

by Clayton Cheney
(Cedar City, Utah)

Name of the Beach.    Newport Coast, near Corona Del Mar, California

My daughter and I found very few pieces close to Crystal Cove, as we moved north we found more.

North next to the rocks we started finding more pieces most of them small.

Mostly green and brown, several white, 3 pieces of blue and one red with white swirls, way cool. All very worn.

I did leave a larger piece of an old Coke bottle out there, it was also very worn.

I had a similar experience about two years ago.

Rate the beach:   Fair

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Note:
  • No photos were included with this report.
As always, we remind folks that sea glass beach reports are not confirmed by Lin or me at Odyssey Sea Glass unless otherwise stated. Reports that do not include photos of the sea glass found are less reliable. So use your own judgement in deciding whether to travel to a particular beach or not.

Map of Newport, Crystal Beach area of S. California:


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Crystal Cove State Beach

by Christopher Craddock
(Southern California, USA)




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Old Crystal Cove Cottages photo by Peter Bull at English Wikipedia

 ~ By: Christopher Craddock - Southern California, USA

Beach glass report for Crystal Cove State Beach, Laguna Beach, California, USA

My Family and i would find about 10-20 pieces of sea glass an hour (more if you counted very small pieces), the sizes ranged from penny-sized to the size of 2 quarters, the colors were mainly clear, brown, kelly and olive green, and seafoam blue. The pieces were smooth on the outside and were about 1/8-1/4 inches thick

There is a $10-15 parking fee. The best time to find the sea glass is during low tide at either 6am or 6pm. Also there seems to only be glass in the winter time, very few in the summer.


About the Crystal Cove State Park area:

If you are fortunate enough to live near or vacationed at southern California's beaches, you know that even with chilly water, the beautiful shores and interesting ambiance as well as good waves make the beaches provide loads of enjoyment for the whole family.

For sea glass, though, the predominance of sand makes it hard to find sea glass in many areas.

What you will find though, is that if you go at very low tide, reefs are exposed; and along the line of sand meeting reef rocks, you may find some great treasures. After a storm may be the best time, as more gravel is exposed.

This is true of the Crystal Cove State Park, located near the city of Laguna Beach, California. The State Park's shoreline has been designated as an underwater park, with tide pools to explore.

At Crystal Cove State Park beaches, as this report shows, you will have a great time looking for sea glass as well as being able to enjoy the 2,400 acres of undeveloped woodland behind the beaches.

Map of the Crystal Cove State Park beaches:



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