Bermuda - Glass Beach - Royal Navy Cemetery
Near here - Royal Naval Cemetery
Royal Navy Cemetery, Bermuda
On a recent trip to Bermuda I visited the Glass Beach near the Royal Navy Cemetery. ~ Bermuda beach report submitted by Pete in the USA
A local stated that the glass is so plentiful there because a incinerator operated nearby during WW II.
Also, met Mr. Collin Simmons, the builder of the steps down to the water. He lives at Alberts Row.
Talking to local folks
That's a good reminder to all of us, Pete.
We should not forget to make friends with the locals and ask their advice.
It leaves a good impression and they can give us valuable information.
~ David @ Odysseyseaglass.com
|Nov 20, 2014 |
| Unlawful to take sea glass |
Because so many tourists were grabbing 5-10lb bags of sea glass, the West End Development Corporation of Bermuda has now put up a sign saying it is unlawful to remove the sea glass from the beach.
Also the security on the cruise ships have been told to confiscate the sea glass from the tourists.
Sad Sad Sad that the greedy people have ruined it for all
| | Comment from Odyssey Sea Glass:
We agree that hauling away sea glass that is not totally finished is greedy.
But what really is greedy?
It's somewhat ironic that the
West End Development Company has said no sea glass collecting, which apparently is to preserve the integrity of Bermuda's beaches.
However, note what the purpose of this company is according to their web site:
"The West End Development Corporation has been established to assist in the commercial and residential development of The West End. The West End is Bermuda’s best kept secret. With over 214 acres and comprising 1.6% of Bermuda’s land mass there are many opportunities for commercial and residential development by local and overseas investors."
I wonder if local residents feel that this company is really protecting their interests?
A response from this company is welcomed.
David and Lin at Odyssey Sea Glass
|Jun 22, 2014 |
| No longer open for glass hunting |
As of my last trip (6/14) there are signs posted by WEDCO that the beach is private property and glass is not to be removed from the premises.