2014, July 27th - Moran Beach Pink Sea Glass +

by Carla
(Moran Beach, Washington)

Tracy's Pink Marble - Sea Glass Catch

Tracy's Pink Marble - Sea Glass Catch

~ sea glass catch of the day submitted by Carla on Whidbey Island, WA

Jul 27th, 5:16pm

Here's a couple photos for the catch of the day.

The first photo is Tracy and her pink sea glass marble, found at Moran Beach today.

The second photo is Rebecca and her white, perfectly frosted cup handle or candy dish top, found at Moran Beach today.

~ sea glass catch of the day submitted by Carla on Whidbey Island, WA

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Aug 18, 2021
Encounter with the mean old lady
by: Karen V

Well brought my sister for a relaxing walk on this beautiful beach area. Heard about the crazy lady that usually runs out after to people to stay off their side. Unfortunately she started in right away and we were not even near. We told her yes we can read and we’ve read about her in a blog. As we walked to the left side of the beach as we were told by a nice lady last visit a few months ago that the owners on that side were really nice and were ok with people walking along the beach. She told us that lady on the other side just has nothing better to do to try and make people trying to just enjoy the beach miserable. Interesting to read your note on the so called private beach line. I live in Oak Harbor and will research that on county web site as I thought the same thing, no way do they own to the water. It surely was sad when we sat on the lovely bench by "the parking lot" and heard 3 kids talking about the mean old lady over there. Obviously she traumatized them when they came out with their families to fish and they just wanted to play. I recorded a few minutes after they kept on & on about her. All I can say Life is way to short for this type of behavior. Pray she gets peace one day and stops her continuous power trip. Truly is sad. Especially with all the crap we’ve all endured in 2020 and still seems to suddenly be ongoing again. I to live in a legit small private neighborhood beach area on the other side on the island and would never dream of barking off at people with or without children who are just in awe of the beauty of this island. Thanks for your research!

Jan 31, 2020
Moran Park problems
by: Anonymous

I have walked on the supposed private beach portion to the side of the very small Moran park. People who lived there were very kind and curious about the sea glass I was searching for and my business. I returned back only to find the extremely mean older lady that was mentioned in the other comment. She was actually chasing people away and locals who actually live there say she’s even mean to them. So I went home and looked up her property line. She DOES NOT own down to the water like another comment stated but only to the high tide line. I live on Camano, the island across the water and people are far more kind. They say as long as no one’s hurting anything, it’s not a problem just to walk along the beach. Others should learn from that. Life’s too short to be so horrible. It’s quit unfortunate because I’ve found some amazing jewelry quality pieces on that beach.

Apr 29, 2019
Private Beach and Tidelands border Moran Beach
by: Anonymous


Some visitors are very respectful of this. Other visitors are very rude and abusive.

We advise visitors to visit Deception Pass State Park. The state park provides miles of walking trails and unrestricted beach access.

Nov 05, 2018
Public trust doctrine should be revisited
by: East coast hunter

What is the public trust doctrine? It’s a legal principle that holds that certain natural and cultural resources are preserved for public use, and that the government owns and must protect and maintain these resources for the public’s use.

Where did it originate? The public trust doctrine has a history that can be traced to Roman law, although the modern version is more recent. The Magna Carta signed in 1215 by King John of England and rebel barons restricted the right of the king and the nobility to use estuaries and navigable waterways for private use. Over time, British law came to interpret that as meaning the public has the right to the use of certain lands and waters for the benefit of all. That legal view was transported to the British colonies and has subsequently become the basis for public trust laws and doctrine in the United States.

Apr 18, 2016
Craziness on Moran Beach
by: Anonymous

My wife and I were enjoying a beautiful afternoon digging through rock piles on Moran beach always on the hunt for a special piece of glass.

We noticed a mother and her daughter also on the hunt for some seaglass. We spoke briefly with them and then they went on with their hunt.

About fifteen minutes later we looked down the beach and noticed that some elderly woman was yelling at them and causing a scene.

When the mother and daughter duo came back towards us we asked them what that was all about. They informed us that they apparently crossed into the woman's property and that she had verbally assulted them when they did not immediately run back to the public beach.

We then noticed that this crazy lady had drove her car into the parking lot and was photographing all of the cars that were parked in the pubic lot. This lady even took photos my wife and I as we spoke with mother and daughter. Talk about crazy beach lady! Nobody was causing harm, they were just looking for seaglass.

If you go to Moran beach be aware of the property lines otherwise some crazy lady will ruin your beach day.

Feb 08, 2016
PRIVATE beach and tidelands
by: Moran Beach Property Owner.

This is to notify you that people who collect beach glass on Moran Beach on Whidbey, are trespassing on PRIVATE beach and tidelands.

Yes, we own out into the water, pay taxes on it and have homeowners ins. on it. Go online to Island County Parks Dept. site and type in Moran Beach for verification.

This is not a State beach like others on the Island are, so we can and have to restrict access from the public.

Island County has a 100' wide park at the end of Powell Road for public use, but you may not go beyond those boundaries in either direction.

Thank you for respecting our private beaches and tidelands. Please spread the word.

Moran Beach Property Owner.

Jul 28, 2014
There are more good finds at Moran Beach, Whidbey Island
by: David

Jul 27, 2014
Thank you
by: Carla

Thanks David! We certainly miss seeing you and Lin walking the beach at Moran and Dec Pass. However, I still have Peru on my bucket list. :-)

Jul 27, 2014
Moran can be good or poor
by: David and Lin @ Odyssey

It's one of those beaches that you really need to search to find sea glass.

But as these incredible photos show, it also produces excellent and unique pieces when you do "stumble" across a treasure.

Congrats to Tracy and Rebecca from David and Lin

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