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8 Essentials to Finding a Glass Beach and June Photo Contest Winner
July 03, 2017

We hope you all are enjoying this beautiful month of July and will be able to spend some time outdoors. Especially if you can get to the beach.

In This Odyssey Sea Glass Newsletter:

  • 8 Essentials for a Great Glass Beach

  • Winner of the June Sea Glass Photo Contest

  • Highlights from June Blogs and Sea Glass Submissions

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8 Essentials of a Great Glass Beach

When you compare beaches that consistently turn up good sea glass, there are various physical characteristics that they share.

Of course there must be other factors aside from just the physical, ie, a source of the glass. For a consideration of those factors, see our page Find Sea Glass.

Today we are just considering the physical features of the ideal layout of a beach where sea glass would be found.

Here's what an hidden-treasure sea glass beach should look like:

typical physical characteristics of a sea glass beach

Well-known beaches that fit this picture include:

Fort Bragg Glass Beach

Glass Beach Fort Bragg California, USA

Seaham Beach England

Seaham Beach, England

McGurdy Port Townsend North glass beach

Port Townsend Glass Beach, Washington, USA.


1. Cliffs prevent waves and storms from pushing the glass inland where it spreads out and gets buried.
2. Sand and rocks/pebbles/gravel/glass that fall from above lie in this zone. Backed by cliffs, there is nowhere for the mix to go and better beaches will be steeper due to this constriction.
3. Waves and currents, especially during storms, tumble the debris. Where there are cliffs, there is usually a hard surface below the sand that stretches out to become the sea floor (5).
4. Waves meet the sand, pebbles, glass. An area where there are good-sized tides will have more tumbling action so glass gets rounded in a shorter period of time. Waves from farther off shore provide constant surges of water

Look for beaches that fit the description above. Are there any in your area? If you are looking for new spots to explore, you now know the best type of beach to be looking for.

Winner - June 2017 Sea Glass Photo Contest

Sea Glass Contest Winner

Photo of the Month Winner

June 2017

by Sara McKinlay

Submit your photo to Odyssey's  July 2017 Sea Glass Photo Contest

New Posts with Photos and Sea Glass Reports from Around the World

Jul 02, 2017

Aguada, Puerto Rico Sea Glass ID?

~ sea glass photo submitted by Leo Martinez, Hatillo, Puerto Rico Natural or man-made? I found this in Aguada, Puerto Rico, in the Caribbean - July

Continue reading "Aguada, Puerto Rico Sea Glass ID?"

Jul 02, 2017

Sea Glass Find Southeast France

~ sea glass beach report submitted by Cheryl Stauffer, Lyon, France St. Maxime, French Riviera, Mediterranean Coast of France April 2017 Found

Continue reading "Sea Glass Find Southeast France"

Jul 01, 2017

Crescent Beach

~ sea glass beach report submitted by Annette DeMaris, Mattapoisett MA USA Mattapoisett, Massachusetts July 1, 2017 Found on crescent Beach in

Continue reading "Crescent Beach"

Jun 30, 2017

Salinas, Ecuador, South America - Sea Glass

January 30, 2017 - Salinas, Ecuador, South America ~ from Acuda Mae Hi Everyone, I was just in Salinas, Ecuador and found quite a bit of sea glass on

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Jun 29, 2017

Independence Day - June 2017 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ sea glass contest photo was submitted by Nancy Figgins, Crownsville, MD, USA Where was this photo taken? Crownsville, MD Red Sea glass and clear marble

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Jun 29, 2017

Green Monstah! - June 2017 Sea Glass Photo Contest

~ sea glass contest photo was submitted by Marie, Marshfield, MA, USA Anyone that has ever been to Fenway Park will truly appreciate the caption GREEN

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Jun 28, 2017

Malibu Sea Glass - California

Malibu Sea Glass - As these reports and photos show, you can find a variety of sea glass at Malibu Pier, Carbon Beach, Leo Carillo

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Jun 23, 2017

Any idea what this could be?

~ sea glass photos submitted by Alison, Cape Cod, MA USA Cape Cod Shard ID? I found this beauty on Cape Cod, where I live, and am in awe! By far

Continue reading "Any idea what this could be?"

Jun 23, 2017

Black Rock Beach, Halifax NS, Canada

~ sea glass beach report submitted by Gayle, Dartmouth NS Black Rock Beach June 2017 -  at Point Pleasant Park, Halifax Nova Scotia This public

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Where to find sea glass reports around the world

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