Discretion! Secret sea glass beaches?
I was quite aggravated that I couldn't find any information on a beach that was semi-secret two and a half hour's drive from me.
Why bother telling me it exists if there's not going to be any further information?
It turns out this beach is a little tricky, the tides have to be right, etc. I could have wasted time and burned fuel for nothing.
And how much of a threat am I - it's not like I can drive that every day, or every week, or even every month! So there's less glass to go around - do you realize we're restoring the beach to it's natural state?
I eventually worked it out, and freely share with others. The locals might resent that, but you know what - I spend money in that sleepy little town after a hard day's glassing. Who could complain about that?
That said, there is one tiny, tiny, tiny beach closer to home that's not much more than a place to land a kayak.
Property owners nearby are very concerned about some proposed new laws that could limit their privacy, their property rights, and lower their property values. They have always been very nice to me, but I'm just one collector.
So I don't divulge this beach simply because of all the city hall meetings these people are attending in order to fight for what they paid mortgages for, what they continue to pay taxes for - a small, close-knit community untroubled by the problems of similar neighborhoods with more public beach access.
I have permission from one landowner, but imagine the impact of more collectors who don't know, or don't care, where the boundaries are. That privilege would not be extended to anyone again!