Governors Beach, Grand Turk Sea Glass Report
by Joy Haycox
(Virginia Beach, VA)
Five pounds of sea glass - Governor's Beach, Grand Turk
~ Beach report submitted by Joy Haycox from Virginia Beach, VA
Lots o' glass on Governors Beach in Grand Turk of Turks and Caicos Islands.
Glass was everywhere! Lots of cobalt blue, aqua, deep deep green (almost looks black!) and one piece with two different colors! My favorite is the heart-shaped piece in the middle.
Loooads of glass! I brought home FIVE pounds of sea glass on the plane!!
Rate the beach: Excellent!!!
No tricks at all to finding Governors Beach...the island is really small. It is open to the public. There's a really cool guy living on his huge ship that came aground right there on the beach. Really nice guy. He offered to look for sea glass for me.
More info on Grand Turk Island: Grand Turk Island
is an island in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not the largest island of the Turks (the smaller of the two island groups in the Turks and Caicos) with 18 square-kilometer Middle Caicos in fact the largest. The Name
Grand Turk includes the territory's capital city, Cockburn Town. The island is the administrative, historic, cultural and economic center of the region and has the second largest population of the islands at approximately 3,720 people.
The name "Grand Turk" comes from a species of cactus on the island of Turks Cap Cactus, whic
has a cap that looks like a Ottoman fez (Turkish head covering).
It may be the first place that Christopher Columbus landed in his discovery of the New World in 1492.
San Salvador Island or Samana Cay in the Bahamas is traditionally considered 'first port of call' of Columbus, but some believe that studies of Columbus' journals show that his descriptions of Guanahani match the island of Grand Turk much more closely than features of the other islands claiming to be his first landfall.
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