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West Coast Sea Glass Reports - USA

United States - West Coast Sea Glass and Beach Reports

The excitement of collecting sea glass hits the West Coast of the United States.

Finding sea glass is a great hobby. On this page, find your state and then select a beach!

Looking for a West Coast Sea Glass Beach? Choose your area from this list: 

West Coast Sea Glass - You might live on the Pacific Ocean Coast in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, or even in Hawaii or the Wake Islands!

On the other hand, you may be planning a move or a vacation to one of these areas.

Use the following reports to find a beach and to know what to expect when you get there.

Click or tap here to send in your West Coast sea glass reports.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

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")

West Coast Sea Glass - West Coast Sea Glass Beaches

A great place for enthusiastic sea glass collectors, as seen in the following list.

For those just starting out, this West Coast sea glass list of West Coast Beaches is a good place to begin. For those with a lot of experience, this list will be quite helpful in considering beaches not so close to home, if you have moved to the West Coast, or if you are vacationing here on the west coast..

These best west Coast beaches were gleaned from personal experience, friends, and also much research on the internet. Just remember that we cannot vouchsafe the quantity or quality of the glass on these beaches.  


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

West Coast Beaches - Alaska

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

Aleutian Islands, AK - reported but no details

Barrow, Alaska

Homer, Alaska

Homer Spit Beach, Homer, Alaska

Hoonah, AK

Jackson Glass Beach, Kodiak, Alaska

Kachemak Bay, Alaska

Jewel Beach and Boy Scout Beach, Kodiak, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska

Nanwalek, AK

Nome, Alaska

Petersburg, Alaska

Outside Beach, Seldovia, Alaska

Seward, Alaska

Unalaska, Alaska 


West Coast Beaches - Washington

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

Alki Beach, Seattle, Washington

Southworth Beach, Washington State

Golden Gardens Beach, Shilshole, WA

Bellingham, Washington 

Cape George, WA


Orcas Island, Washington - Sea Glass Reports

Orcas Island, Eastsound, Crescent Beach


Fidalgo Island, Washington - Sea Glass Reports

Bowman Bay, WA

Rosario Beach Fidalgo Island, WA


Lummi Island, Washington - Sea Glass Reports

Lummi Island, WA

Snoring Bay, Lummi I.


Whidbey Island, Washington - Sea Glass Reports

West Beach, Deception Pass State Park, Whidbey Island, Washington

Moran Beach, Whidbey Island, WA

Penn Cove, Whidbey Island, WA


Camano Island, Washington - Sea Glass Reports

Cama Beach, Camano Island, Washington


Olympic Peninsula, Washington - Sea Glass Reports

Fort Flagler State Park, Port Hadlock, Washington

Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA

North Beach, Port Townsend, Washington, USA

Marlyn Nelson County Park, Port Williams Beach, Sequim, Washington

Ediz Hook, Port Angeles, WA

Whiskey Creek WA

Clallum Bay, WA


Pacific Ocean Coast, Washington - Sea Glass Reports

Moclips, WA

Long Beach Peninsula, Washington

Willapa - Washington

Moclips, WA

Click or tap here to send in your West Coast - Washington sea glass reports.


West Coast Beaches - Oregon

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

Oregon Sea Glass Reports

Harris Beach State Park, Brookings, OR

Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Lincoln City, OR

Oceanside, Oregon

Otter Rock, Newport, Oregon


West Coast Beaches - Northern California

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

Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, CA

Albion CA

Sea Ranch, California

Stinson Beach, CA

Glass Beach, Benicia, California

Tepco Beach, Richmond CA

San Rafael, CA (China Camp State Park, SF Bay)

Bayview District, San Francisco, California

San Francisco, CA - the following beaches were reported as having sea glass - but no details:

  • Albany Bulb
  • Fort Funston
  • Aquatic Park
  • Treasure Island

Coyote Point Beach, Burlingame, (San Francisco Bay) California

Albany, CA

Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica, CA

Pillar Point Beach

San Mateo County, California 

Montora State Beach, N. of Half Moon Bay, CA

Moss Beach, N. of Half Moon Bay, CA

Seal Cove, Moss Beach, Half Moon Bay, CA

Half Moon Bay, CA

Miramar Beach, Half Moon Bay, California

Pescadero, California


Santa Cruz Area, Northern California Sea Glass Reports

Davenport, California

Pigeon Point Light Station, CA

Main Boardwalk Beach- Santa Cruz, California

Cowell's Beach - Santa Cruz, CA

Seabright Beach - Eastside Santa Cruz, California

Sea and Sand Inn - Ranked #1 of 52 hotels in Santa Cruz by TripAdvisor travellers

La Selva Beach, CA

Rio Del Mar, CA

Seacliff Beach, Santa Cruz, California

Palm Beach State Park - (Santa Cruz County)

Sunset State Beach - (Santa Cruz County)

New Brighton State Beach - (Santa Cruz County)

West Coast Sea Glass - Wherever you are, we hope you have a whole lot of fun combing the beach for those jewels of the past! Remember, respect private property, and smile at the locals!

Monterey Bay Area South
Northern California Sea Glass Reports

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

Seaside California Sea Glass

Zmudowski State Beach Park - (Monterey County)

Seaside, California Sea Glass

Pacific Grove, Monterey, CA

Monterey Bay Sanctuary, CA



This comprehensive guide to one of the world's most beautiful and diverse landscapes is a necessary purchase for West Coast beach lover.

  • This book guides us down the coast from the elephant-seal breeding grounds of Año Nuevo to Point Sur Lighthouse in six manageable segments
  • State parks and public beaches are explored in addition to city streets and hiking trails.
  • Each segment has its own detailed map, sections on wildlife, local history, coastline characteristics, and geography.

Morro Bay at Morro Rock, California

Carmel By The Sea, California

Andrew Molera State Park, CA (near Big Sur)

Big Sur, CA (Jade Beach) 

Jade Beach near Hearst Castle

Cayucos, CA (north of Morro Bay) 


West Coast Beaches - Southern California

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

West Coast Sea Glass - San Luis Obispo County Beaches

Cambria, CA (Moonstone Beach)

Cayucos, CA (north of Morro Bay)

Capistrano Beach, California

Jade Beach near Hearst Castle

Shell Beach, California

Pismo Beach, California

West Coast Sea Glass -  Santa Barbara County Beaches

West Beach near the Harbor

Hendrey's beach (Arroyo Burro)

Butterfly Beach and The Hammonds

Padaro - None 

Summerland Beach

Carpinteria Beach (near Arroyo Grande)

Hope Ranch

Miramar Beach, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara, CA 

Ellwood Beach, Santa Barbara, CA


Sea Glass

For more information on what to see and do as well as acommodations in Santa Barbara, we recommend the website Discover Santa Barbara

West Coast Sea Glass - Ventura County Beaches

Ventura, California

Ventura, CA (Brewer's Beach)

Ventura, CA (Rincon Beach)

Ventura, California - Pierpont Beach

Oxnard, California

Oxnard, CA (Silverstrand Beach)

West Coast Sea Glass - Los Angeles County Beaches

Dockweiler Beach, California

El Segundo Beach, El Segundo, CA

Belmont Shores 52nd Place CA

Hermosa Beach, CA

Malibu Beach, California

Malibu, CA - Leo Carrillo, 

Malibu, California - Malibu Pier, 

Malibu, Ca - Carbon Beach

Point Dume, CA (near Malibu)

Topanga State Beach, Malibu, California

Zuma Beach, Malibu, CA

Torrance Beach, California

Manhattan State Beach,  California

Santa Monica, CA (north of the pier)

Santa Monica, California

West Coast Sea Glass - Orange County Beaches

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

Corona del Mar, CA 

Huntington Beach - Dog Beach

Laguna Beach, CA (Main Beach)

Sea Glass Corona Del Mar

Aliso Beach and Crystal Cove near Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, CA 

Capistrano Beach, CA

Doheny 

Diver's Cove - Laguna Beach, California

San Clemente, California


West Coast Beaches - Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii

Halona Blow Hole, Oahu, Hawaii

Hidden Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Kailua, Oahu, HI

Sand Island, Honolulu, Hawaii

Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Maui, Hawaii

Kihai, Maui

Pohaku Park, Kahana, Maui 

Lahaina, Maui

Hana, Maui

Kauai, Hawaii 

Hanapepe Town Harbor, Kauai

Port Allen - Sea Glass Beach Kauai, Hawaii

Poi'pu Beach, Kaua'i

Big Island, Hawaii

East Coast (Hilo side)

Hamakua Coastline, Big Island

Honolii Beach, near Hilo, Hawaii

Onomea Bay Donkey Trail Hike, Hamakua 

West Coast (Kona side)

Alii Drive, Kona

Kaillua Kona, Hawaii

White Sands, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Big Island South Coast

Southpoint, HI (Big Island) 

South End of the Big Island, Hawaii, HI

Hawaii - Overall

Click or tap here to send in your West Coast - Hawaii sea glass reports.


West Coast Beaches - Wake Island

*Beach reports needed for Wake Island sea glass


Help us make an accurate list!

Click here to add a beach or to rate a beach.

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


As you know, Lin and I (David) have spent years accumulating the information on these pages.

You can really help us to keep on doing this by visiting our associate advertisers such as our Zazzle Sea Glass products.


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Why can reports on West 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.
  • West 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 West Coast Sea Glass reports with actual photos whenever possible.

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

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Definition:

Beach Glass - naturally wave-tumbled and frosted glass found on fresh-water or salt-water beaches.

Sea Glass - beach glass found specifically on salt-water beaches

On What is Sea Glass