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Sea Glass - Seaside, California

by James Hailey
(California United States)

Sea Glass at Seaside State Beach, Monterey, CA

Sea Glass at Seaside State Beach, Monterey, CA

Sea Glass at Seaside, California

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Yes, you need to get wet to get the good glass.

There are pieces on the beach; some blue, green, and white.

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Here are some pictures I took of the glass. I got this all in 2 days.

It was foggy; and the best time to go is early in the morning, preferably with a low tide.

You need to look for the rocks at the surf line



Yes, you need to get wet to get the good glass.

There are pieces on the beach; some blue, green, and white.

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Jun 28, 2014
No Luck
by: Anonymous

Visited this beach after reading it about it here on this website.

Well, I think everyone else read about it too and beat me to it.

I walked for a couple of hours north and south and I didn't find one piece!!

I looked in the water and up high.

I met a local girl hunting too and she was surprised that she couldn't find any either.

She said that beach was well known for sea glass and had good luck in the past.

Aug 19, 2013
Vintage glass and Pottery on Seaside CA beach
by: Anonymous

Hello.

It is estimated nearly 90% of the seaglass found here at Seaside Beach was from the Hotel Del Monte which used a portion of the beach side site as a burn dump from the early 1900s until it closed.

Much of it has been turned over due to the beach restoration and dune erosion  but there are still some finds and you can occasionally still find crockery shards with the hotel logo.

Also, the dump site was used by the  old 1949s Fort Ord Stilwell Hall.

-- Local Seaside Resident



Hi Local Seaside Resident,

You live in a very special and unusual spot for sea glass! You have provided some very interesting information and Lin and I thank you for including it.

Here's little anecdote not too far off the subject:

My brother Jonathan was in the Fort Ord stockade for about 10 days back in the late anti-Vietnam war days.

He had been AWOL from the Nat'l Guard for about 3 years and was picked up late one night when leaving the parking lot of a club in Santa Cruz after playing a gig there.

It is interesting that later, our band, Jango, played one of the clubs (I think the NCO club) there at Fort Ord.

Back to the sea glass:

We would love to get some more corroborating information; for example, you mention the figure of 90% of the glass being from the Hotel Del Monte?

Do you have a reference source for that?

From what I've seen, I would assume that most of the glass came from Fort Ord itself.

At it's peak, there were 50,000 men stationed there.

The stretch of dunes that is literally filled with glass is on the old Fort Ord beachfront property (donated to the army in 1949) stretching between Sand City and Marina.

It would seem logical that the trash that was dumped on army grounds from 1949 until ??? would have been by the army and not by a private hotel.

But then again, this is just presumption on my part :-)

Any information with some references would really add to this history.

Thanks again for adding local color to this interesting subject,


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here at OdysseySeaGlass.com

May 06, 2013
Turn right
by: Terri

We were there the 16th of April and the 20th of April 2013.

The first day we went we turned left from the parking lot and walked a long ways.

We found a ton of glass but it was likely from the beach parties in the past several months.

The second time we went we turned right on the beach.

In 2 hours my husband and I found combined 2 pounds of glass...averaging the size of a penny....jewelry grade.

By far white was most prominent then green then blue. We found plenty on the beach but also had the luxury of kids going in with large sifter and dumping it on the beach.

They didn't want most of it so voila.

We were there within an hour of low tide.

Fun day; lots of glasses out there.

Oct 07, 2012
Seaside Beach
by: Connie

I just went to Seaside yesterday and found lots of sea glass including blue!

You can walk along the shore and collect the small pieces but to get the good stuff you have to wade in the water.

It was fun!

Aug 10, 2009
Hi USA!
by: Hula Rose Wollongong NSW Australia

Love your pictures.

We collect seaglass here in Australia.

Seaglass here is completely different. Have a small cove beach nearby which is all pebbles...millions and millions of them full of fossilized wood,seaglass and agates.

A collectors paradise - you never know what you might find. Keep searching!

Hula Rose



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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,


Diane

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.


Judi

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!!


Diane

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!


Sonja

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.


Candee

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!


Paula

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

Rena

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

Teryl

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.

Thanks,


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.


Karen

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.


Karen

I love your ems.--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.

Thanks!!



Jan

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.

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

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

Regards,



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

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.

Diane













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