Isleboro Island

by Serafina
(Massachusetts)

Color and grade representative of variety

Color and grade representative of variety

~ sea glass beach report submitted by Serafina in Massachusetts

Name of Beach and Location: Isleboro Island, Maine


Isleboro Island
- Located off the coast of Lincolnville, this 14 mile long island is known best for the guarded privacy of its celebrity residents.


In other words, even though year round residents still generally receive visitors to this somewhat remote island with unequaled "Maine Hospitality", do NOT expect anyone to direct you to Sea Glass Beach!


However, I can tell you (mainly because I no longer live there) that this beach is in fact an actual place- although it took me months of searching to actually find it!



Relatively, anywhere on this island is good hunting for sea glass, but the amount, size and colors depended greatly on the remoteness of the beach.


Most of the beaches are private, but there are a few less traveled, such as Turtle Cove on the north side.


Generally, coves and rocky beaches with minimal foot traffic contain pieces larger than a shard, upwards to complete bottlenecks and bottoms.


Most of the pieces I found were of Jewelry Grade (*see note below) and range in color from ordinary opaque white to lavender to Kelly Green with a few cobalts and aqua mixed in.


As I mentioned, this island is rather remote, although there is a ferry which runs daily (until 5pm in winter, the cost is about $30.00 per person one way) from Lincolnville.


But I would recommend eating and gassing up your vehicle before crossing the waters, especially in winter!

Even in the summer, when the number of residents soars from 600 to 6000, there is one gas station, two general markets, and NO PLACE TO STAY, unless you are fortunate enough to rent a house ahead of time through Homestay or AirBnB.

Another word of advice, when looking for a rental, book early and expect to pay a hefty price for a week.

Beach rating: Excellent!* Especially on the north east side of the island.




*Note: Although Serafina has rated this beach excellent, the sea glass shown in the photo is mostly craft-grade. Isleboro Island is quite protected from most waves. As shown in the photo, some pieces may be jewerly quality (3 small pieces showing), expect to find well-frosted but imperfectly-tumbled sea glass.

~ David and Lin at OdysseySeaGlass.com

~ sea glass beach report submitted by Serafina in Massachusetts



Scroll down for comments...

sea glass colors line

More Sea Glass from Maine: 


Sea Glass Maine

Monhegan Island, Maine


Sea Glass Maine

Downeast Maine Sea Glass



Sea Glass Maine

Maine Treasures


Sea Glass Maine

Tenants Harbor Maine



Sea Glass Maine

Harpswell, Maine


Sea Glass Maine

Beach Reports - Maine, USA



Sea Glass Maine

Sea Treasures Maine


Sea Glass Maine

Glass on the Beach - Maine



Sea Glass Maine

Squirrel Island Maine


Sea Glass Maine

Beals Island & Jonesport, ME

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Beach Report and Rating.



November 2016 Sea Glass Contest Winner

Photo of the Month Winner November 2016

"God Bless the USA"
by
Kathie

Submit your photo to Odyssey's  December 2016 Sea Glass Photo Contest

OdysseySeaGlass relies on advertising to cover costs of sharing sea glass info from around the world. Purchasing from an ad on our site costs no more than directly and provides us with a few cents income.

You will see Google and Amazon ads as well a few other advertisers as you view our pages. .


Browse Our List of Recommended Sea Glass and Beach Books