Sea Glass - Santa Cruz - Beaches and Memories

by Keith Henley
(Santa Cruz, CA)

Eastside Santa Cruz Beaches have some sea glass

Eastside Santa Cruz Beaches have some sea glass

Eastside Santa Cruz Beaches have some sea glass
Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk

~ submitted by Keith Henley in  Santa Cruz,, California, USA

March 28th, 2009 - Can you recommend any beaches near Santa Cruz, California?

Here's what Keith reported:

Name of Beach and Comments: Santa Cruz, California

1. The Main Beach Cowell's Beach

2. Right by Seabright Beach

~ submitted by Primas in  Dublin, California, USA

Hi Primas,

Your question and report started me reminiscing on the years I spent in Santa Cruz. I went to high school in nearby Los Gatos during which time, I learned to surf in Santa Cruz.

in 1972, I moved to the Santa Cruz area, where I lived, surfed, and played guitar in popular local bands for the next 10 years.

However, at that time I didn't know anything about sea glass - that was after marrying Lin (while living in Hawaii) and another story.

More to the point, right in Santa Cruz, there has been sea glass reported at Rockview Beach as well as beaches in the Eastside and nearby areas like Seacliff, Capitola, although the stretches of long beaches to the southeast tend to only have sea glass at the few times when the sand has been waves along the rocky parts.

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Sea glass
by: Noelle

Have been to both Seabright Beach and Cowell beach and have been having a great time collecting sea glass.

I've had more luck at Cowell but still find a decent amount at Seabright.

Also found some rare blue pieces (small) but still neat!

Happy hunting! :)

Miss - Beach Glass
by: Eva

Was at Seabright beach by Cowell beach & found absolutely nothing but minuscule teeny weeny little glass pebbles.

Was there on Thursday, July 19, 2012. What a disappointment.

Asked some locals if they knew where it might be a good place to get sea glass & they were evasive as if I was going to deplete the glass.

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