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United States Sea Glass Beach Reports

Just click on one of the regions in the chart below.

NOTE: Many states are listed on pages of their own, so you must click on one of the areas in this chart to find what you are looking for.

Our thanks to those of you who have added beaches and ratings! 


Although these beaches have been reported to have sea glass, NOT ALL HAVE BEEN VERIFIED.  

Please don't plan an expensive vacation based solely on an unverified beach!

Please do help everyone out by accurately reporting your best beaches for sea glass. (Click here for "How to Grade Sea Glass")

Sea Glass - United States Beach Reports

If you're looking for United States sea glass beaches, you'll find the following lists helpful.

By the same token, if you're going to be traveling to a shoreline in the United States and wonder if there are any known beaches for sea glass in that area, here are some guidelines.

These beaches were gleaned from personal experience and also much research on the internet; however, we cannot vouchsafe the quantity or quality of reported sea glass on beaches where we haven't been yet, so keep that in mind. 

Please enjoy your hunt for sea glass or beach glass, respect private property, and smile at the locals!

Sea Glass United States - Gulf Coast

Select one of the following gulf states or scroll down:

Sea Glass Beach Reports - follow links for more info, photos, etc.
Beaches listed with no links have been reported as having sea glass but have no further information.


Dauphin Island (by the piers), Alabama

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Cat Island, Ship Island, and Horn Island, Mississippi

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Texas Sea Glass and Beach Reports

Corpus Christi, TX

Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, TX

Galveston County, Texas

Galveston, TX (Bolivar Peninsula)

Galveston, TX (West Beach)

Galveston, TX (Port Arthur)

Galveston TX (West Beach) 

Galveston, Texas - Rollover Pass

High Island, Texas 

Port Lavaca, TX

Sargent Beach, Texas

Smith Point, Texas

Surfside, Texas 

Texas City Dike, Texas 

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Holly Beach & Beaches near Grand Isle

Sea Glass United States - Great Lakes Beaches

Sea Glass Beach Reports - follow links for more info, photos, etc.
Beaches listed with no links have been reported as having sea glass but have no further information.

New York (Great Lakes)

Angola, NY (Lake Erie)

Buffalo, New York, USA

Hamlin Beach, NY

Hanover Town Beach, Buffalo NY

Rochester, NY (Durand Beach)

Rochester, NY (Southern side of Lake Ontario)

Van Buren Point, N.Y.

See also:

Lake Ontario Beach Glass Reports

Pennsylvania (Lake Erie)

Presque Isle, Erie, Pennsylvania

Ohio - Lake Erie Beach Glass

Conneaut Beach, Ohio, USA

Bradpointe Landing near Rocky River, Ohio

Cleveland, OH

Geneva State Park, Ohio

Headlands Beach State Park, Mentor, Ohio

Kelley's Island, OH

Madison, OH

Parklawn Beach (Private Beach) Rocky River,Ohio

Perkins Beach, Cleveland, Ohio

Rocky River, Ohio

Wagar Beach, Rocky River, Ohio

Walnut Beach in Ashtabula, Ohio

Michigan - Great Lakes Beach Glass

 Alden, MI

Boat Beach, Michigan

Bokeh, MI

Covert, Michigan

Estral Beach, Michigan 

First Street Beach, Manistee, Michigan

Grand Mere, Michigan

Lakeport MI - Lake Huron

Lakeside Beach to Conger-Lighthouse Beach in Port Huron, Mich.

Little Girls Point near Ironwood, Michigan

Ludington State Park Beach, Ludington, Michigan

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Manistee, MI (Magoon Creek)

New Buffalo, Michigan, United States

Port Huron, Michigan, USA

Sawyer, Michigan

South Haven, MI to Saint Joseph, MI

St. Joseph - Lions Park Beach

Sterling State Park, Monroe, Michigan

Union Pier, Michigan

Warren Dunes State Park

Van Buren State Park, near South Haven, MI

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Exploring Michigan's West Coast Beach Towns - From New Buffalo to Mackinaw City

Indiana Beach Glass - Great Lakes

Beverly Shores, Indiana

Michigan City/Long Beach, Indiana

Whihala Beach, Indiana

Illinois Beach Glass - Great Lakes

Tower Road Beach, Winnetka, Illinois 

Highland Park, Illinois

Illinois Beach State Park

Minnesota Beach Glass - Great Lakes

Duluth, Minnesota - Lake Superior

Leech Lake, Minnesota

Scenic Drive, Minneapolis 

Wisconsin Beach Glass - Great Lakes

Bay View, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Crescent Beach, Algoma, Wisconsin

Doctors Park, Bayside, Milwaukee

Fox Point, WI

Grant Park Beach, Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Green Lake, Wisconsin, USA 

Kenosha, WI

Lake Michigan Beach in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pennoyer Park, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Racine, WI

Simmons Island Beach, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Madeline Island, Apostle Islands, Lake Superior, N. Wisconsin

Washburn, Lake Superior, N. Wisconsin (not Washburn itself, but near there)

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Wisconsin - Door County Outdoors: A Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, Paddling, Beaches, and Natural Places

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Why can reports on East Coast Sea Glass vary considerably between two different people?

  • Some are better at finding sea glass. For example, my wife, Lin, finds at least twice as much as me and more colors on any given day.
  • East Coast Sea Glass Beaches can vary from one tide to the next and also from low tide to high tide.
  • Some may not know the difference between Craft and Jewelry Grade Sea Glass.

For the above reasons, we try to verify these East Coast Sea Glass reports with actual photos whenever possible.

So take your camera to the beach! and be sure to report your East Coast Beaches finds!

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