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Lake Erie Beach Glass

by Lisa Lynch
(Nashville, TN)

Lake Erie Beach Glass
Photo Courtesy of Joiseyshowaa

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!

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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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~ by Cathy. Where was this photo taken? Southern Shores of Lake Erie. What kind of camera and/or lens did you use?  Nikon D80 with Macro lens...

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~ by Jaron. The photo was taken at home after going through my son's beautiful seaglass collection.
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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.




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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
Really?
by: Anonymous

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

Jul 27, 2013
tides
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.

Thanks!!!

Audie

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
help!
by: Anonymous

any good lake erie beaches you can share

Jul 13, 2011
Colors
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
Colors
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

I FOUND A VERY STRANGE DARK GREY PIECE ON A BEACH IN SAYBROOK OHIO AND I HAD A SHOP IN ASHTABULA LOOK AT IT AND HE SAID HE HAD NEVER SAW THAT COLOR BEFORE SO I HAD A BEAUTIFUL PENDANT MADE FOR MY WIFE,SO KEEP LOOKING

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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!

David




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

George,
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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