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
Sea glass books - which to read?
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:
Well-known beaches that fit this picture include:
Glass Beach Fort Bragg
Seaham Beach, England
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
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
~ 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
Continue reading "Salinas, Ecuador, South America - Sea Glass"
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
Continue reading "Independence Day - June 2017 Sea Glass Photo Contest"
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
Continue reading "Green Monstah! - June 2017 Sea Glass Photo Contest"
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
Continue reading "Malibu Sea
Glass - California"
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
Continue reading "Black Rock Beach, Halifax NS, Canada"
FIND A BEACH near you and read HUNDREDS MORE BEACH REPORTS:
We hope you have enjoyed this newsletter from us at OdysseySeaGlass.com
We wish you a
David and Lin