Share the Beaches Good for Sea Glass Hunting

by Vivian

I love your website, it's the only one I've been able to find that actually lists specific beaches that are good for sea glass hunting.

I, for one, am employed full-time and only have a few week's vacation a year. So I don't have time to really go all over God's green earth to find my own "secret" sea glass beaches.

I want to know right where to go so that I'll have a fruitful search and minimize my frustration.

I know some sea glass hunters are very tight-lipped on all their best spots, but I just don't understand what the big deal is - sea glass hunting is kind of a niche hobby anyway -

I say, share the love! And I'm so glad your website does that!

Keep it up!

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Oct 11, 2017
Yorktown Beach
by: Anonymous

This is my favorite place for sea glass but you're going to have to venture off the hidden path to find some. Which does require a trip over the cliff if you want the good stuff.

But if you just want your typical green, brown, and clear just stay on the beach next to the cliff. Sometimes you may even find some olive green, sea green, and cobalt blue pieces.

However over the cliff I have found a yellow, an orange, and some amethyst pieces. I have been coming here for years and it really is the best spot I have seen. Just don't go past 6:00 PM the gnats are awful.

May 15, 2015
No reports on sea glass from Yorktown
by: David

Going back and reading this comment from a few years ago, I wondered about Yorktown.

Although Christe says she heard about wonderful sea glass finds in that area, I couldn't find any reports at all over the years we've had this site, so I wonder who reported sea glass in that area.

Be sure to always read all the comments on our pages when researching a beach to avoid disappointment like Christe's.

Use the search box in the upper right corner and don't expect to find sea glass unless there is a confirmed report with photos!

Apr 20, 2013
by: Bob

We have picked up sea glass hunting in the last year. Down in Williamsburg and wondering if there is anywhere here to walk on the beach and find some.

I don't know this area very well and I know from years ago living in VA Beach that there is none to be found there.


Jun 13, 2010
Dear Desperate in Yorktown
by: Sea Glass Art by Char

If you are still in the area and would like to know of some good spots you may email me at seaglassartbychar (at) gmail. I would be happy to share.

Jul 23, 2009
Desperate in Yorktown, VA
by: Christe'

I'm a mother of twin six year old girls and retired military wife who loves everything the beach life has to offer!

We've retired in the Yorktown, VA area & were told about the wonderful sea glass & pottery finds in our area.

I shared this with two other friends (with triplet & twins also).

We spent the day yesterday up & down the Yorktown coast from Cheatham Annex to Yorktown Beach from morning til dusk searching!

Long story short...we had eight very disappointed children so we took a break and went swimming @ Yorktown Beach to only come up with one severely stung child by a huge jelly fish around her neck, back & head.

The kids & us adults were so disappointed and it literally broke all their hearts!

I really wanted to give them each a chance to be successful for themselves and try once again so, please, please, please does anyone want to share a secret area in our neck of the woods that wouldn't be too out of the way and able to be reached by little feet...Cheatham Annex was cliffs they couldn't scale!

PLEASE, any help would make for a wonderful summer's day adventure??!

The 3 families live from Gloucester to Yorktown, VA. We would be so thankful to you for sharing the love of our beaches treasures and make it our vow to help keep these areas clean for the future of our children!

Many thanks and multiple blessings!

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