Good beaches on mainland WA

by Elizabeth
(Bothell, WA)

Good beaches for sea glass on Washington State inland waterways?

Good beaches for sea glass on Washington State inland waterways?

Hi Lin and David!

I stumbled across your site while searching for posts on good sea glass beaches.

I'm like the poster who wrote that she is a 9-5er with very little time for the hunt, and so I was so happy to see you share your finds with the community of sea glass lovers - thank you!

I went to Rosario beach last weekend with my husband and daughter, and we found a few fun little pieces, and had a wonderful day, but nothing too exciting.

Seems every time I go hunting it just fuels my desire to find a new beach and try again!

I am heading up to our cabin in Concrete tomorrow, and I wondered if you knew of any good sea glass beaches on the mainland between Edmonds and Bellingham?

I have heard that the currents wash up some pretty interesting things near Everett and the Sno. River confluence, but I didn't know if that extended to sea glass.

I thought the Tulalip beaches might be interesting, but can't find anything on the internet that proves or disproves that theory.

Any suggestions you have are greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance!,



Hi Elizabeth,

Lin and I have checked beaches from Camano Island up to the Canadian Border with little success.

The main problem is a lack of wave action in the inside waterways. The glass you find

is still shiny and hardly tumbled, even when the pieces look very old.

They say there are always exceptions to the rule...but in this case we haven't found any exceptions.

The closest beach to Concrete for sea glass guessed it...Rosario Beach.

It is not anything special but you can find a very nice piece here and there depending on the time and unforeseen occurence.

The next closest is across the bridge to West Beach, Deception Park. It is pretty much your average beach also, but their is a lot more area to walk...and there is a chance for a thriller, as Lin has found I think 4 marbles there and a good-sized red piece, etc, as well as hundreds of jewelry quality pieces...but that's over a lot ot trips.

Others have found great pieces there, also (like Joey). But other days are pretty much unremarkable.

The closest beach where you will find a lot of sea glass is North Beach Port Townsend. I know you don't want to hear that!!!!

Oh well, such is life. At least we're fortunate to have BEAUTIFUL beaches to walk on with always the chance of a finding a real treasure!

David (editor)

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Feb 12, 2022
Not looking hard enough....
by: Ally

Edmond's beaches do have sea glass your not look hard enough or not wanting to give up locations. Most beaches that have more pebbles then sand have lots of treasures to be found.

Oct 12, 2017
Guemes Island
by: Anonymous

One of the best beaches for sea glass is along Guemes channel. The glass is only near the small Guemes Island ferry docks in both sides but there is a lot! Always get a small ziplock bag full when I go searching for a couple hours.

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