Maho Beach, St Martin

by Karen Salamone
(Watertown, MA, USA)

Maho Beach Sea Glass - Sketchy?

Maho Beach Sea Glass - Sketchy?

6-15 pieces per hour found near Sunset Beach Bar, behind the airport, ~ Submitted by Karen Salamone from Watertown, MA

Beach Glass Report:: 6-15 pieces per hour found near Sunset Beach Bar, behind the airport, watch out overhead for planes.

(See Comments and Corrections (?) below)

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Comments for Maho Beach, St Martin

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Sep 29, 2013
Black glass from St John?

I visited St John USVI a couple of years ago.

I started looking for sea glass a couple years ago before that but only to pass the time on the beach.

Most of the things I have found are brown and green.

On this trip however I found a piece of glass that is very different.

It looks almost black till you hold it up to the light or sun and is then a deep red almost purple color.

The piece is pitted on the outside but on the edges you can tell it is glass. It measures about 1" x 1" x 1/4".

It appears very old.

Any idea if I have found a treasure??

In the little reading I have done, it seems that reds are rare.

Sorry, but I don't know how to upload pictures.


Jan 31, 2013
Maho Beach and Maho Bay are Different
by: Anonymous

In reply to Anonymous (below)

Both of you are correct - Wikipedia states:

"Maho Beach is a beach on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, in the country of Sint Maarten. It is famous for the Princess Juliana International Airport adjacent to the beach.

Arriving aircraft must touch down as close as possible to the beginning of Runway 10 due to the short runway length of 2,180 metres (7,150 ft), resulting in aircraft on their final approach flying over the beach at minimal altitude."

There is also "Maho Bay Beach, North Shore Rd Virgin Islands National Park St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands."

David @ Odyssey Sea Glass

Jan 30, 2013
Maho Bay -- correction
by: Anonymous

Maho Bay is on St. John -- Not St. Thomas. Brewer's Bay Beach is next to the airport on St. Thomas -- as is Lindbergh beach.

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