Benicia Sea Glass Beach

by Donna

Benicia California

Benicia California

I would not call this a beach, I would call if very slippery wet rocks and slime. Yes there is a lot of glass once you manage to get around the corner.

I would not call this beach glass or sea glass; I would call it shore glass.

What I mean by that is that the glass lays on the shore and the water comes up and washes over it over and over, So it has no sand to really tumble it like beach or sea glass.

There is a lot of it and we did collect 3 large baggies full. Lots of brown green white, some blue and orange. I never can get a photo to post on here or I would send a pic of what we got.

Benicia CA.

We found white, brown, green and some orange, a few blues. I would call it soft edges and some sharp. no real jewelry grade

Please be very careful when going to this beach rock area. On the corner of Cove way and Elane Way. Walk down the stairway and under the pier to the right.

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Jul 18, 2022
No Glas on glass beach.
by: Anonymous


Jun 01, 2020
Why disturb this beach?
by: Anonymous

Leave the glass there for others to enjoy.

Mar 04, 2018
Benicia Glass Beach
by: Anonymous

I always thought I knew where the glass beach was, but I wasn't correct! There is a beach at the end of Elane, at Cove Way. Thankfully the stairs have been redone.

Go down the stairs to the beach. Then go to the right (west) under the pier and just a bit further.

You have to go at low tide, and it can be a bit slippery so use caution.

There is lots of green, amber, and white glass.

Jun 14, 2017
My kids loved it!
by: Angie C.

I saw this online and decided to give it a try, in spite of some negative reviews/comments. I'm so glad I did!

My 4 kids had a grand time digging through the glass to find their own unique treasures. I'm thankful that I read a comment from a local. It is NOT a hoax.

It is located at the end of Elane Way. You go between two houses towards the beach. There is a public access sign.

Go down the old staircase. GO AT LOW TIDE or you will not see any glass.

Go UNDER THE OLD PIER (be careful, it is slippery!) to your right and AROUND THE CORNER. That is where the glass is.

Mostly greens, browns, and white, although we did find 5 blue pieces quite a ways down.

My kids had a fabulous time and we have some great craft ideas to make from our sea glass adventure we will start this week.

Definitely worth it to me.

Jul 13, 2016
by: Brenda

Hi Sharon, thanks for your report. My mom would love to go there but how accessible is it? She can't walk long distances and needs fairly level ground. Would love to find a place for her.

Mar 15, 2016
Secret beach
by: Sharon Stimson

I lived in Benicia for seven years but didn't find out about this spot until years later.

Story has it that there used to be a bar on the bluff and patrons would toss their empties over the rail to the rocks below. Thus, you will usually just find clear, green and amber glass.

I did find a small piece of crockery, probably from a coffee cup. Since there is little wave action the glass is not as worn as you would find on an ocean beach.

The spot is very hard to find. Lots of Benicia residents don't even know about it. Yes, it is very slippery. At least they rebuilt the stairs that go down to the shoreline.

Although there is a lot of glass, I am very selective and only take uniquely shaped pieces. I don't want to be a glass hog, lol. I also toss pieces further out into the water if they need to tumble longer.

If you are in the area it is worth stopping by.

Feb 07, 2016
by: Adele Price

Very interesting, thank you for the information...

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