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Lake Erie Beach Glass

by Lisa Lynch
(Nashville, TN)

Lake Erie Beach Glass
Photo Courtesy of Joiseyshowaa
~ Lake Erie report by Lisa Lynch in  Nashville, TN

Lake Erie, from Cleveland to Conneaut, Ohio

Lake Erie, from Cleveland to Conneaut, Ohio, is a mecca for beach glass and beach glass enthusiasts.

The old saying, "The early bird catches the worm" can be almost be applied to beach glass hunting.

Although, depending on the way the waves and tide are interacting, afternoon may be your best bet.

To me there is nothing better than kicking off my shoes and stepping into the warm sand to walk along the beach.

Sometimes a brightly colored gem of glass will be right on top waiting for the picking, other times it will be on the edge of the water, glistening...waiting.

With that said, I have also been on the beach with snow and made several fascinating finds!

From my experiences on the beaches in Ashtabula and Lake County, the rewards have been spectacular.

I have found reds, oranges, yellows, pinks, greens, blues, browns, whites. If you ask me which piece is my favorite...it's every piece I pick up.

Some pieces are jewelry quality, and some are meant to be in a glass jar so I can see them every day.

Beach glass hunting/collecting is a great family activity as well.

Something that costs nothing but reaps benefits.

If you haven't found your first piece of beach glass...take off your shoes, dip your feet in the surf and sand and start looking.

And don't forget that zip-loc bag to carry your treasures in!

~ Lake Erie report by Lisa Lynch in  Nashville, TN


That says it all, Lisa! Now if you could upload a photo of that beautiful beach glass...it would be frosting on the cake! Happy hunting,

David and Lin (OdysseySeaGlass)

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Comments for Lake Erie Beach Glass

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Nov 29, 2014
Lake Erie Beach Glass
by: Diana Goodwin

I live on the Canadian side of Lake Erie and bring home beach glass with every walk.

Sometimes handfuls, sometimes just a few.

I have been collecting for a least 25 years.

Nov 12, 2014
by: Shaina

I absolutely love this page!


Thank you for the nice comment, Shaina.


David and Lin

Feb 15, 2014
Winter collecting - sea glass Lake Erie?
by: Anonymous

Here in Erie there are ice dunes that line the shore in winter.

I don't believe the glass could make it onto the beach right now, but the scenery is really cool to see.

Lake Erie collecting sea glass
South Shore Lake Erie - Summer Fun!

Jan 13, 2014
New to collecting off Lake Erie
by: Tina Deal

Dear sirs,

Does anyone know if the lake churns up glass in the winter and is it worth driving 2 hours to freeze my butt off

Aug 12, 2013
jewelry grade
by: Anonymous

I have found some really lovely pieces and turned them into jewelry.

Honestly though, I just love beach glass and don't care if they are jewelry grade.

They're all jewels to me!

Happy hunting!!

Aug 12, 2013
by: Anonymous

I rarely find any jewelry-grade beach glass, but I usually look in Huron and Vermilion.

Jul 27, 2013
by: Anonymous

Ohiolady....I was born there. Perhaps you should do some research to know that there IS a high and low tide for Lake Erie.

Because there is much less water in the lake than in the ocean, it isn't as noticeable.

Thank you for your commentary. Now, read up!

Jul 26, 2013
Tides? are you crazy???
by: Ohio Lady

There are no discernible tides on lake Erie, What are you talking about?!?! Have you even been there?????

Feb 14, 2013
Photos of the glass?
by: Audie

Do you have any photos of the glass i might find? I think OdysseySeaGlass will put them up here if you send them in.



Aug 06, 2012
My day at the beach :)
by: Anonymous

Was at the beach today found three quarter sized cobalt blue pieces awesome, and a strange piece that looks like it has real gold in it ?

Aug 25, 2011
by: Anonymous

any good lake erie beaches you can share

Jul 13, 2011
by: Lisa

I stopped at a yard sale and they had a small bag of beach glass.

My heart began to quiver..then it raced when I saw a chunk of peach colored glass!

Jul 11, 2011
First time
by: Lisa

That's awesome! Every time is like the first time for me. I get so excited when I find a piece!

Jul 11, 2011
first timer
by: Bobbi K.

Just spent the 4th of July week at Geneva on the lake, found my first piece of beach glass,I am now hooked, every day at the beach I found some,
can't wait to go back for more.

Find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say about Geneva on the Lake(Ohio) at TripAdvisor

May 01, 2011
by: Lisa

I was home last week and able to get to the beach to hunt! I found a beautiful yellow, and nice red. Oh I miss the beach!

May 01, 2011
grey glass
by: Anonymous


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Thank you for the comment. Dark grey pieces are not usually found!

In the future though, please do not use capital letters, though, as caps represent shouting on the internet.

Smiley  Thanks!


Aug 28, 2010
cobalt blue - woo hoo!
by: Lisa

Wish I had some of it!!

Aug 28, 2010
Lake Erie Sea Glass Cobalt Blue
by: George

I have found lots of cobalt blue glass at the beaches around The lake Erie most from the light bulb bases. pounds of it

May 31, 2010
beach glass
by: Anonymous

I am going home to the shores of Lake Erie in June. I cannot wait to get to the beach and get more glass!

If you want to feel your heart beat out of your chest, Google Fort Bragg Beach...it is beach glass on steroids!!

I WILL go there one day!

May 31, 2010
beach glass
by: Terah

I am So in love with beach glass!

The best place I have found to collect it is on the island of Barbados.

I also hear the Puerto Rico is a mecca for it as well!

I am curious if you are any relation to Lisa Lynch (Clarksville) or Tommy?

If so, please contact me at mikeb65634 (at) aol dot com!

Terah Barrios

May 22, 2010
lake encounters
by: Anonymous

Maybe we have seen each there!

May 22, 2010
Lovin Lake Erie
by: sea glass sally

Surprised I haven't bumped into you...with both of our heads down!!

May 21, 2010
beach glass
by: Lisa

I love collecting beach glass. I love every piece I pick up - no piece is too small! Wish I was there right now!

May 21, 2010
Lake Erie Beach Glass
by: Dave

You know, I've been collecting beach glass for years until today.. not knowing there are a bunch more frieks out there just like me!

dhumm1969 (at) gmail.com

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Many thanks to you both for your time and insight!

I love your page. It's been a great resource in my hunting!

All Best, Amanda in Connecticut

Hi David,

I received your sea glass hearts and I LOVE them all.

Thank you so much for sending the extra hearts.

I was so touched by your thoughtfulness and I appreciate you sharing these special gifts from the sea! Hope to see more of your sea glass soon!

Thanks again,


Hi David,

Just wanted to tell you thank you for the monthly sea glass newsletter. I love it, and look forward to it.

Thanks again to you and your wife.


Hi David,

I just wanted to let you know I appreciate receiving my sea glass order so quickly.

Love the flowers, wave crest & rare pastels and the little extra surprise....you made my day!!


I am so fascinated by sea glass - I can’t believe at 70 I found a new hobby.

Thanks for the opportunity to search and read up on this!


Your site made me so happy tonight! Why?

Many happy memories swirled back into my mind when I saw your pictures. I spent my childhood on the beaches of Cape Cod and we spent many happy hours looking for sea glass."


It is a pleasure and refreshing to meet people in the sea glass community that are willing to share! I got some great tips from your site. It was wonderful not to spend my entire vacation looking for a beach. Thanks again!

Maryanne K.W.

Hi David and Lin.

Love your sea glass web site. I enjoy your picture of the month and intend on winning at least once.

I have been collecting and creating things from sea glass for over twenty years. I find my sea glass on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland Ohio.

Thank you for sharing your treasures with me. Yours truly,

Cathy Lincks

What an AWESOME site! I love reading about it, looking at all of your pictures, and planning my next vacation to the perfect beach.

Keep up the great work!


I’m a new subscriber to your newsletter and I love it!


Hi David,

Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your newsletters.

I never even knew about sea glass before 2 years ago, now of course I'm hooked, love it, just love it.


Hi David and Lin - I love your website! Thank you for sharing info...


Hi David. Its Bill and Joan Laverick, Durham City, North East of England. We love reading your posts. Keep up the good work!

Bill & Joan

I soo look forward to reading your blogs.

Jacqueline Giguere

Just wanted to let you know (since you were so helpful) that I won a blue ribbon (1st place) in Gifford Middle School Science Fair in the category of Environmental Science with my topic - Effect of a Florida Tidal Inlet on Wrack Line Sea Glass Volume.

Now, I will compete in the Regional Science Fair which will take place on Feb 2nd. My mom and dad and I had a lot of fun searching for sea glass.


Mary Hyde

I am beginning to be a typical sea glass hunter - always looking for fun places to find glass!

I think your site is great - very informative - thanks for the time and effort you put into it.


I am beginning to be a typical sea glass hunter - always looking for fun places to find glass!

I think your site is great - very informative - thanks for the time and effort you put into it.


I love your email newsletters. I am 77 and try to get "glassin" whenever anyone will take me to the beach!! :-))

P. Paul

Hi David

Just wanted to tell you thank you for the monthly sea glass newsletter. I love it, and look for ward to it.

Thanks again to you and your wife,

Judi Weber

Hi David and Lin!

I SO enjoy you newsletter! Please forward it to my sister. I've got her hooked on the beauty of sea glass!

Thanks in advance! Happy foraging.

Joan D

Hi David and Lin,

I have shared your website with my other sea glass fanatic friends over the last couple of years and they love it as much as I do.

Yours is my favourite website of all time and the very best website I've seen for everything sea glass.

I can lose myself for hours in your website. Dangerous place!

Anne O, Toronto

Thanks so much for the information.

I visited Carbon Beach today.

Very small and few people but a nice supply of glass just as you stated.



Hi Lin and David,

I have come to sea glass via my shell collecting and am finding it very addictive too. Last year I found a glass bottle stopper which was a thrill.

I really enjoy the newsletter and can easily spend an evening getting lost in the stories and comments.


Anne Cram

Just wanted to thank you for all of your helpful information.

The sea glass community is filled with people who guard their secret beaches so it is refreshing to see that there are people who are willing to share.

It's so useful for those of us that don't live near a beach and travel to find our glass.

The information posted here lets us spend more time enjoying our adventure rather than wasting time looking for a great spot

Thanks again,

Anonymous Viewer

Gee, my heart races when I hear about all these marvelous finds.

Kudos to this wonderful site and for those who share their finds.

You've got a friend in me,

Norma Myrphy

I love your site, thanks for all the wonderful info.

I'm looking forward to my new hobby and participating in your odyssey Seaglass forum.



David & Linda,

So wonderful to have crossed paths with you and thanks for sharing your expertise on sea glass along with your wonderful website.

Ann & I have caught your infectious seaglass fever! Hope to cross paths again soon.

Happy and safe traveling!

Richard C. Wong · Portland, Oregon

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