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August 13, 2018

We hope you are able to cool off if you're suffering the heat wave affecting many areas. Hopefully, you are not in a country or state where wildfires are raging or where there is flooding or other disasters.

Below, you will find a reprint of an article we published when living in the state of Washington concerning sea glass disappearance / replenishment.

I have updated this article but for the most part the information is timely and applies to 2018.


Lin and I are in the beautiful Pacific Northwest of the United States; probably one of the few areas where the weather has been below normal temperatures so far this year.

We have been able to appreciate the beauty of the beaches, though, with trips to North Beach and also Ediz Hook, close to where we are living.

*** If you haven't had a chance to do it yet, please read the article on "How to Find a Good Sea Glass Beach."

Beach dump sea glass replenishment
In that article, it talks about old home sites high on the bluffs above the beach. 

With erosion, backyard dumps that used to be a distance from the cliffs are now slowly falling into the beach area. 

You'll see what we found last week in a few photos below in our "Garbage on Beach. Ouch!" article.

2018 UPDATE: There is so much ceramic and sea glass that you do not see when you are on the beach. It is either buried or a little ways offshore under the water.

For example, the toilet bowl shown above disappeared over a period of time (shown in a different newsletter) until nothing was ever seen of it again in the 2 years that followed. It was not carried off by someone (a 2-mile hike for a broken toilet?). We watched it move out into deeper water until it completely disappeared after a few months.

It is still there... probably broken up a little... either buried under the sand or more likely just beyond the low tide mark. It will reemerge somewhere down the line in the years to come, broken up into small tumbled and frosted beach ceramics.

What can we assume from this example? If something the size of a toilet bowl can completely disappear within a matter of months, there must be hundreds of thousands of smaller glass and ceramic objects still waiting to be discovered, perhaps in the next storm or a change in the ocean currents. 

Back to the past ...

Garbage on Beach. Ouch!

Last week Lin and I went to our favorite sea glass beach... and found that dumping on the beach continues. 

Old homestead sites on bluff.
Beach dump - sea glass replenishment

You can see a house currently at the top of the bluff in the trees. 

The bluffs here are about 200 feet high (rough guess).

It's estimated that these bluffs are losing about 2 to 10 feet a year due to erosion.

Beach Replenishment?
Beach dump - sea glass replenishment

Below the high, tree-covered bluff seen in the first photo, Lin and I came across this modern dumped stuff. 

There are only two ways that this trash could have gotten here.

It either was dumped over the edge on purpose (we don't like to think this).

Or it was dumped on the property in the woods near the bluff and erosion by waves has caused the cliff to crumble, bringing down what used to be on top.

Beach Replenishment?
Beach dump - sea glass replenishment

The only real glass you can see here is in the monitor screen to the left. We didn't stack this stuff up, it is just the way we found it, all in one bunch.

Beach Replenishment?
Beach dump - sea glass replenishment

We tried to figure out how this bike managed to be upright. The high tide of the previous night has left seaweed and stuff hanging on it with no sign of some other beachcomber having propped it up! 

What conclusion do we draw from this example of "beach replenishment" here in the state of Washington?

Some say sea glass is disappearing. However, we have always felt that, even though garbage is not being dumped directly onto beaches in the USA anymore (well, not as much at least),
there are many areas where erosion is eating into pre-existing dump sites and the glass from those sites is ending up on the shoreline and beginning to turn into sea glass.

Example: About 30 miles northwest of here is the Port Angeles city dump.

This is a landfill that's being used at the present time. It's on the bluffs above the Strait of Juan de Fuca (Pacific Ocean).

Efforts to stop the erosion of the bluffs are proving futile and a whole new lot of raw sea glass material is going to be available - thousands of tons over the years to come.

Another example: Seaside and Sand City, California, are the towns nearest Fort Ord, a large military base which is now closed. 

For many years, the base dumped its trash into the sand dunes behind the beaches. 

You can see literally millions of pieces of glass gliterring in the sand dunes, and the glass that is in the surf line now is producing some excellent rare finds.

These are just two examples known to us - and if you think of beaches nationwide or worldwide, the same process could be repeating itself thousands of times.

Lin and I feel that sea glass, on the whole, is being replenished at an amazing rate.

2018 UPDATE: Outside of the USA in many countries trash is going onto the beaches and into the ocean at an amazing rate unmatched in previous history. So get out there, do a little research based on our articles, travel, and discover hidden treasures!

Our Sea Glass and More for Sale...

Please take a look at our store while you have a few moments as we are continually adding items that you may not have seen before.

Note that we are starting to sell other sea glass items, especially the Display Windows and the Gift Package as well as beginning to add tees and other items that make great gifts:

Moving on to your possible sea glass experiences, we continually get reports and identification questions about sea glass etcetera.

You can check out these....hopefully to answer a question or submit a comment, photo, or question of your own.

Here are the latest photo submissions:

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

Aug 09, 2018

Confederation park beach, Hamilton

park beach

Continue reading "Confederation park beach, Hamilton"

Aug 09, 2018

Edgewater Beach, Cleveland, Ohio

My grandparents and I visited Edgewater Beach in Cleveland on August 6th, 2018. I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, but for a mainly sandy beach, I’d

Continue reading "Edgewater Beach, Cleveland, Ohio"

Aug 09, 2018

Clovelly Beach

Clovelly beach and Shark beach near Coogee Beach, NSW, Sydney, Australia

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Aug 07, 2018

Similar piece to Chesapeake Bay

I found a glass bottle bottom similar to the one found on Chesapeake Bay. It has an animals head and the same pattern of identifying numbers and letters,

Continue reading "Similar piece to Chesapeake Bay"

Aug 06, 2018

Any idea where this would have come from?

Found on the Chesapeake Bay. Think it could be a wolverine with some letters?

Continue reading "Any idea where this would have come from?"

Aug 01, 2018

Anyone have a clue

I’m sorry, don’t remember where I found this. Does anyone have a clue how this would happen? It’s not Bonfire Glass.

Continue reading "Anyone have a clue"

Aug 01, 2018

Is this sea glass

I found this piece of what I think is purple sea glass but I am unsure. You can’t tell from the picture but you can see through it when you hold it up

Continue reading "Is this sea glass"

Aug 01, 2018

#campauntmary july 2018, delray beach fl

Our summer finds all on delray beach. We think we did an awesome job!!!!!

Continue reading "#campauntmary july 2018, delray beach fl"

Aug 01, 2018

"Sea My Happy Place"Sea pottery magnets

I put some of my sea pottery to use and glued magnets to the back of each piece. I love that I can display some of my favourite pieces in my kitchen,

Continue reading ""Sea My Happy Place"Sea pottery magnets"

Jul 30, 2018

Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival

The fourth annual Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival in beautiful Santa Barbara is almost here.

Continue reading "Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival "

Jul 28, 2018

Is this Flow Blue pottery?

My daughter found this in shallow water during low tide at Craigville Beach, MA. We were on the hunt for sea glass. But instead of looking on the beach

Continue reading "Is this Flow Blue pottery?"

Jul 25, 2018

July 2018 Herring Cove to Race Point Beach, MA

A long walk during low tide from Herring Cove in Provincetown Mass. to Race point Beach, produced many colorful and unique finds.

Continue reading "July 2018 Herring Cove to Race Point Beach, MA"

Jul 25, 2018

Rocky Neck Beach low tide July 22,2018

So following a lead on Odyssey Sea Glass, we took a trip to a quaint artist village in Rocky Neck Gloucester, Massachusetts. Google could not find this

Continue reading "Rocky Neck Beach low tide July 22,2018"

Jul 25, 2018

No frosting?

Found this very smooth and shiny , size of a Half- Dollar piece of Sea Glass on Pawleys Island,South Carolina this morning. Can someone give me a reason

Continue reading "No frosting?"

Jul 25, 2018

Grant Park Beach

Grant Park Beach, South Milwaukee, WI. We spent several hours sitting on the beach enjoying the lovely weather (7/19/2018). Of course, one couldn't just

Continue reading "Grant Park Beach"

Jul 25, 2018

July 14 to 19 at Angola, NY on South shore of Lake Erie

These pictures show a portion of the 4 pounds of sea glass found on the south shore of Lake Erie this week. Some special finds are Turquoise, aqua, black,

Continue reading "July 14 to 19 at Angola, NY on South shore of Lake Erie"

Jul 25, 2018

Does anyone know what this might be or how old it might be?

Does anyone know what this might be or how old it might be? Found this on Nauset Beach, Massachusetts in July 2018 while on vacation. It was a amongst

Continue reading "Does anyone know what this might be or how old it might be?"

Jul 24, 2018

Is this a odd beach glass?

It has few air bubble and what u think might might be a small stones inside. It look it was melted too. Was rock hunting, when I came across what looked

Continue reading "Is this a odd beach glass?"

Jul 18, 2018

Rye Beach New Hampshire Sea Glass

Rye Beach New Hampshire - July 2018 A walk with my yorkie Sheena

Continue reading "Rye Beach New Hampshire Sea Glass"

Jul 18, 2018

Broughty Ferry Beach Scotland Sea Glass

Broughty Ferry Beach, Dundee, Scotland - July 2018 Just down from the Ship's Inn, on kind of a dirty beach with lots of seaweed, found two wonderful pottery

Continue reading "Broughty Ferry Beach Scotland Sea Glass"

Jul 18, 2018

South Shore Park Beach

July 2018 - South Shore Park Beach City nearest to that beach. Bay View, WI USA (Milwaukee suburb) Several pieces of frosted and semi frosted sea glass

Continue reading "South Shore Park Beach"

Jul 11, 2018

Plum Island, Newbury, Massachusetts

Plum Island City nearest to that beach Newburyport, Masssachusetts Beautiful walk along the beach produced a handful of sea glass.

Continue reading "Plum Island, Newbury, Massachusetts"

Jul 09, 2018

Pavillion Beach

July, 7, 2018 Pavillion Beach Gloucester, Massachusetts After reading on Odyssey Sea Glass that this would be a good spot, we arrived and were delighted!

Continue reading "Pavillion Beach"

Jul 09, 2018

Sheridan Park Beach

Name of the Beach Sheridan Park Beach City nearest to that beach. Cudahy, WI Spent about two hours hunting. Didn’t find much. Several old bricks, heart

Continue reading "Sheridan Park Beach"

Jul 09, 2018

Can you help identify name/company on this piece of sea glass?

This piece of sea glass was found on the banks of the James River in Surry, VA. I have tried researching but have had no success in making out name on

Continue reading "Can you help identify name/company on this piece of sea glass?"

Jul 03, 2018

Grant Park Beach, South Milwaukee, WI

I think this is a dimple from the bottom of a wine bottle. The bottom of the piece echoes the curve of the top.

Continue reading "Grant Park Beach, South Milwaukee, WI"

Jul 03, 2018

Is this sea glass?

This was found this morning on the shore at Hatteras Village and I’m unsure if it is sea glass or not? Can anyone tell from this picture? Thanks so much.

Continue reading "Is this sea glass?"

Jul 03, 2018

What is this? Thanks :)

July 2018 Anyone know what this clear thick piece of glass is? Found in Cape May NJ! Kristin

Continue reading "What is this? Thanks :)"

Jul 03, 2018

Seeking Help with Identification

Seems to be a piece of a thick round green bottle with partial lettering HAN LD Found on a beach in Belfast, Ireland. Thank you.

Continue reading "Seeking Help with Identification"

Jul 03, 2018

Seeking Help with Identification

Clear possibly frosted flat glass with partial face that appears to resemble a George Washington/Ben Franklin look. Found in the Matanzas, FL area.

Continue reading "Seeking Help with Identification"


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