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Governors Beach, Grand Turk Sea Glass Report

by Joy Haycox
(Virginia Beach, VA)

Five pounds of sea glass - Governor's Beach, Grand Turk

Five pounds of sea glass - Governor's Beach, Grand Turk

~ 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 everywhere! Lots of cobalt blue, aqua, deep deep green (almost looks black!) and one piece with two different colors! My favorite is the heart-shaped piece in the middle.

Loooads of glass! I brought home FIVE pounds of sea glass on the plane!!

Rate the beach:  Excellent!!!

No tricks at all to finding Governors Beach...the island is really small. It is open to the public. There's a really cool guy living on his huge ship that came aground right there on the beach. Really nice guy. He offered to look for sea glass for me.


More info on Grand Turk Island:


Grand Turk Island is an island in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not the largest island of the Turks (the smaller of the two island groups in the Turks and Caicos) with 18 square-kilometer Middle Caicos in fact the largest.

Grand Turk includes the territory's capital city, Cockburn Town. The island is the administrative, historic, cultural and economic center of the region and has the second largest population of the islands at approximately 3,720 people.

The Name

The name "Grand Turk" comes from a species of cactus on the island of Turks Cap Cactus, whic has a cap that looks like a Ottoman fez (Turkish head covering).

Christopher Columbus

It may be the first place that Christopher Columbus landed in his discovery of the New World in 1492.

San Salvador Island or Samana Cay in the Bahamas is traditionally considered 'first port of call' of Columbus, but some believe that studies of Columbus' journals show that his descriptions of Guanahani match the island of Grand Turk much more closely than features of the other islands claiming to be his first landfall.


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Jun 15, 2015
Governors Beach Grand Turk
by: David - Boston, Mass

Grab your snorkel gear and swim along the waters edge.

Work quickly because with each wave more glass appears.

I would say you will find close to 50 jewellery grade pieces of various colors per hour min.




Sep 17, 2014
What is the black sea glass
by: Bob in Falls Church

Joy, have you researched any of the glass you picked up on Grand Turk?

My wife got a bunch of the black, thick glass that looks like it is sandblasted.

Looks like the piece right at the edge of your picture at about the 8 o'clock position.

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