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Where to find sea glass - all over the world, where people like you have reported finding sea glass! 



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Important Note:

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

Please don't plan an expensive vacation
based solelyon an unverified beach! Please do help everyone out by accurately reporting your beach finds.


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    Collecting sea glass but would like to know more about where where to find sea glass?

    Or are you planning on taking a trip to the beach and want to know if there good beaches for sea glass in that area?

    Are there really that many beaches where you can find sea glass? Where are the best beaches for collecting sea glass? Don't have time to do the research because you're on vacation?

    This list of where to find sea glass on good beaches where others have found it was compiled as a labor of love. Just remember that we cannot vouchsafe the quantity or quality of the sea glass on these beaches.  (See NOTES and Factors Affecting Some Beaches)






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    Island of Menorca
    With 200 beaches, from the sandy beaches of the south to the rocky coves of the north, visitors are literally spoilt for choice.



    Where to find sea glass in:  

    Sea Glass - AFRICA

    Sea Glass in South Africa

    Camps Beach - Cape Town, South Africa - "Ok, just returned from Cape Town - found a TON of sea glass out front of Camps Beach, where all the huge boulders were..." (click here to see information, scroll down to comments)

    Knysna, Mossel Bay and Victoria Bay - see comments in sea-glass-in-south-africa-anyone

    Somalia

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    Specific beach not mentioned)
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    Where to find sea glass in:   

    Sea Glass - EASTERN ASIA

    KOREA

    Wahyeon Beach, South Korea

    RUSSIA

    The Eastern Coast of Russia



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    JAPAN

     




    Honshu Island


    Mutsu Bay, Honshu Island

    Misawa, Honshu Island



    Ishigaki Island


    Kannonzake Lighthouse Park

    Okinawa


    Camp Schwab - (near Camp Schwab), a beach we call Glass Beach

    Maeda Point, Okinawa

    Tucuchi Beach and Torri Beach, Okinawa

    White Beach, Okinawa



    China

    Dalian, Liaoning, China

    Hong Kong


    Cheung Chau, Hong Kong

    Chung Hom Kok, Hong Kong


    Taiwan (unspecified)



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    THAILAND

    Ban Saray, Thailand
    Sattahip, Thailand (click here for details)
    Rayong, Thailand - All on Eastern Seaboard of Thailand south of Pattaya). Rated: Fair (3-5 jewelry grade pcs. found per hour)

    Added by: Carol (Thanks, Carol!)

    Ko Lanta, Thailand

    Phuket, Thailand

    Where to find sea glass in:  

    Sea Glass - AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND


    Australia - Collector's Paradise-Beaches of Victoria - Melbourne



    See Australia - Sea Glass Heaven - Readers comments on Australia sea glass

    Queensland

    Cairns


    New South Wales

    Brighton Beach, Melbourne, Australia

    Malabar Beach, Sydney, Australia

    Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
    (click here for information, see comments)

    Nielsen Park, (part of Sydney Harbour National Park) Sydney, Australia

    Norfolk Island, Sydney, Australia (Sea Glass report)


    Fairy Bower near Manly, Sidney, Australia. " :...on Sydney's northern beaches. I found the bottom of a 1860 Hamilton Soda bottle and the next week I went back and found the rim - now I just need the middle part! have found yellows and pinks on this beach too!"   Rated: Excellent (*no photos were included)   Added by: Gail (Thanks, Gail!)


    Newcastle, New South Wales


    South Australia



    Port Lincoln, South Australia (click here for information, see comments)

    For info on the following beaches, go to the comments section at Australia Sea Glass Heaven

    Mollymook, New South Wales, Australia

    North Wollongong NSW 

    Kiola boatramp, Ulladulla town beach, Maleny Beach, Port Macquarie
       
    Queensland, Maroochydore beach, Yeppoon (Emu Park under the singing ship) Townsville, along the strand

    Adelaide city beaches

    Robe, South Australia


    Adelaide (Boomer Beach)

    Adelaide (Christie's Beach)

    Adelaide (Hallett Cove)

    Adelaide (Seacliff)

    Fleurieu Peninsula



    Cemetery Beach, Norfolk Island, AU

    Norfolk Island:  
    Emily Bay and Slaughter Bay in Kingston.
    Bumboras Beach
    Rated: Excellent (*no photos were included) All clear, brown, amber and various shades of green glass. Lots of it.   Added by: Cristina (Thanks, Cristina!)


    Western Australia

    Cottesloe Western Australia - details

    Eyre Peninsula, AU (West coast)

    Rottnest Island

    Tasmania


     


    The north coast



    Where to find sea glass in:

    NEW ZEALAND




    Akarowa Beach - click to read comments

    Te Haruni Bay near Auckland, New Zealand. "Pretty decent sized pieces, found about 10 pieces of brown and green seaglass."

    Added by: K&G (thanks, K&G!)


    Thorne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand - Rated: Good (6-15 jewelry grade pcs. found per hour)

    "Thorne Bay on Auckland's North Shore, a tiny little bay between Takapuna and Milford, the only place i've found on the North Shore to produce beautiful smooth frosty seaglass pieces, mainly white, brown, seafoam and green but occasional gems of purple, yellow and blue."

    Added by: Maxine Northam (Thanks, Maxine!)

    Urenui Beach - in comments

    Hataitai, Wellington (Evans Bay) - click for directions

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    Sea Glass - CENTRAL AMERICA



    Belize

    Coco Plum Island, Belize

    Gales Point, Belize (nearby)

    Punta Gorda, Belize

    San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize

    El Salvador

    Central America - Explore Beautiful El Salvador



    Guatemala



    Honduras



    Nicaragua



    Costa Rica (general)

    Jaco Beach Costa Rica

    Costa Rica Vacations - Paradise and Adventure



    Panama (general)

    Bocas del Toro, Panama - see comments in
    red-sea-glass

    Panama - Islands and Beaches of Panama


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    Sea Glass - MEDITERRANEAN

    Croatia



    Cyprus

    Best Cyprus Beaches
    Discover unspoilt beaches with hidden treasures on the shores of Aphrodite's island in the Mediterranean.

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    Greece - Greek Isles



    Cape Sounion, Greece

    Chalikidiki, Greece

    Thassos, Greece

    Thassos Island, Kavala, Northern Greece

    Andros Island

    Cape Sounion




    Crete

    Kea Island, Greece - photo...

    Levos

    Mykonos Island

    Paros

    Patmos Island, Greece

    Rhodes, Isle of - Sunwing Beach - read more...

    Sifnos Island, Greece

    Skyros Island (in the Greek Sporades)

    Sounion area of Athens, Greece - see photos...

    Levrossos Beach, Aegialis, Amorgos, Cyclades Islands, Greece



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    Italy

    Capri, Italy

    Cinque Terre, Italy

    Gargno National Park, Southern Italy

    Goiosa Ionica, Calabria, Italy

    Lungomare di Siderno - near Siderno Marina - Reggio Calabria, Italy

    Miramar, Calabria, Italy

    Port Santo Stefano, Tuscany, Italy

    Positano, Italy - Rated: Fair (3-5 jewelry grade pieces found per hour) Added by: Nicole Smith (Thanks, Nicole!)

    Reggio, Calabria Gioiello (beach), Italy

    Scalea, Italy (Calabria)- Rated: Good (6-15 jewelry grade pcs per hour) Added by: Christine Colella (thanks Christine!)

    Sicily, Italy

    Siderno Marina, Calabria (nearby beaches), Italy



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    Where to find sea glass in:  

    Sea Glass - IBERIAN PENINSULA

    Algeciras Bay, Spain

    Almeria, Spain


    Barcelona, Spain - (Has seven beaches, not specified which). Rating: Not Rated. Added by: Uli  (Muchisimas gracias, Uli!)

    Benicarlo, Spain

    Cadiz, Spain

    Cala

    Calle de Mijas, Spain

    Colera, Catalonia, Spain

    Costa del Sol, Spain

    Estepona Beach, Spain -
    (click here for info)

    Fuengirola

    Galicia, Spain

    Gilbraltar, Spain

    Granada, Spain

    Las Palmeras, Spain

    Laxe, Galicia, Spain

    Malvarrosa, Spain

    Marbella,Southern Spain

    Mesquida Beach

    Minorca/Menorca (not specified which beach)

    Island of Menorca
    With 200 beaches, from the sandy beaches of the south to the rocky coves of the north, visitors are literally spoilt for choice.

    Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    Pals Beach in Province of Girona, Spain

    Playa De Los Boliches,Spain

    Playa Liencres, Spain (near Santander)

    Puerta del Sol, Majorca, Spain

    Santander, Spain (Playa Liencres)

    Valencia, Spain


    PORTUGAL


    Praia Castelo and Praia Cohelo in Albufeira, Portugal (Algarve Region).

    "Praia means "beach" in Portuguese. These beaches are up against rocks. During low tide, small caves are exposed, and up against the rocks there are lots of nice pieces of glass. I found my biggest pieces there, and some turquoise/aquamarine."

    Rated: Good (*no potos were included)   Added by: Dana (Thanks, Dana!)

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    Sea Glass   MIDDLE EAST


    Israel



    Akko, Northern Israel

    Mediterranean shore of Israel

    Red Sea, Israel



    Saudi Arabia



    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Rated: Poor (0-2 jewelry grade pcs. found per hour) "...on the red sea..."    Added by: Samara Fathuddin (Thanks, Samara!)


    Kuwait



    Mangaf Beach, Kuwait

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    NORTH AMERICA



    Choose one of the following areas:
    Canada
    Mexico
    United States







    Where to find sea glass in:  


    Sea Glass   MEXICO



    Mexico Pacific (West Coast)

    Mirador in Puerto Peñasco - Rocky Point Mexico - in front of Pithaya Hotel Granada - Sonora, Mexico. "Frosty, clear, green, amber, 20 pieces in an hour. Dogs allowed"
    Added by: Robin Miller - mexicanbeachbum (Thanks, Robin!)


    Acapulco, Mexcio (Las Brisas Beach Club area)

    Bucerias, Mexico (near Puerto Vallarta)

    Mazatlan Mexico

    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (right of main beach)

    Rui Vallarta, Mexico (nearby)

    Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

    Las Conchas Beach, Jalisco, Mexico - Rated: Fair 3-5 jewelry grade pcs. found per hour) "...many green, brown, lots of white..."

    Added by: Barbara (Thanks, Barbara!)

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    Baja Peninsula (Pacific Coast)

    San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

    Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico - Rated: Fair (No photos)  
    "...a small pueblo north of Cabo San Lucas on the Pacific Ocean...beautiful deserted beaches..."

    Added by: Joy (Thanks, Joy!)

    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Chileno Bay)

    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (near Villa Del Arco)

    Los Cabos, Mexico

    Gulf of California

    Puerto Penasco, Mexico

    Mexico Caribbean (East Coast)

    Cancun

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Casa Ixchel, Isla de Las Mujeres, Mexico (nearby)

    Villa La Bella, Isla de Las Mujeres, Mexico (nearby)

    Playa Media luna, Isle Mujeres, Mexico - Rated: Excellent (*no photos were included)   Added by: Holly (Thanks, Holly!)



    Tulum, Mexico - Tulum-Beaches.com offers information to travelers interested in visiting one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mexican Riviera with its tranquil beachside cabanas and Mayan ruins right next to the turquoise sea.


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    Sea Glass   PACIFIC ISLANDS & MICRONESIA





    Vanuatu

    Vanuatu -
    (see comments)

    Micronesian Islands

    Angaur Island

    Marshall Islands

    Kwajalein Island (Glass Beach)


    Solomon Islands

    Guadalcanal and Bellona in the Solomon Islands
    (see comments)


    Indonesia

    Bali



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    Sea Glass - South America

    Peru

    Huanchaco Beach near La Libertad, Peru - details

    Punta Sal, Tumbes, Peru - details

    Punta Veleros, Los Organos, Peru - details

    Barrancas, Lima, Peru- details

    Uruguay

    Colonia, Uruguay

    We need sea glass reports for the following South America countries:
    Colombia - Ecuador - Chile - Argentina - <Paraguay - Brazil - Venezuela


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    Note      

    Note: I've listed beaches that we've gone to as well as the beaches I found by spending hours doing extensive research on line to find beaches where folks have found sea glass.

    Anyone who has the interest, time, and energy can make a list similar to this one.


    Why I chose to post this list: I realize that some sea glass collectors and enthusiasts hold their "special sea glass spots" close to their chests like card players, which is fine, but I'm not one of them.

    Collecting sea glass has been an activity of beachcombing for a good long while. It's not a new fad. For some families, it's practically a tradition in their families.

    Even way back when, people going on holiday to the beach would bring home their found sea glass and put it in bottles or jars and place them on their windowsill.

     


    Most folks don't live very close to a beach, and the only time they can get away to a beach is when they take vacation.

    This list was principally made for them; for those who because of time constraints haven't got a lot of time to search out a place to look for sea glass.

    They're sea glass enthusiasts just the same; they love what we love, and I feel this information will help them to have those memorable vacations
    doing what they love to do, look for sea glass. 



     


    Please remember: If you end up going to an unfamiliar place, it wouldn't hurt to ask the locals where a good beach would be for collecting sea glass.

    Just remember some are possessive about disclosing good beaches for sea glass; just don't take it personally and allow it to ruin your day.

     


    As an aside: I can't promise you'll find sea glass if you go to one of these beaches, but it gives you an idea of the possible good beaches for sea glass.



    Now, if we could only find somebody willing to pay for David and I to go looking for sea glass in all these places (hint, hint)! Sea glass heaven!

     


    FACTORS AFFECTING BEACHES                                         

    Okay, another thing, remember that your success will depend on a lot of different factors:

     


    The tides have a big effect on this. Some areas are more productive of sea glass at low tide, some at high tide. Some areas have more sea glass during certain times of the year. Right after storms is a good time to go in most places.

    Knowing the local history of the beaches helps as well; where they dumped their garbage, boat traffic patterns, et cetera.

    These factors along with others are the reasons why people have found sea glass on these beaches or why they haven't. One day a beach may have an abundance of sea glass and the next day hardly any; it depends on a lot of factors.

     


    Happy hunting beachcombers. Check back often, as we will be updating this periodically.

       

    Lin Schneider, et. al.

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