March 31, 2012 Tulista Park Beach, Sidney, BC

by Mary
(Victoria, BC)

Tulista Park Beach, Sidney, BC Beach Glass

Tulista Park Beach, Sidney, BC Beach Glass

What we found on an hour walk :)

Sidney, British Columbia beach area map:

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Information on the Sidney, British Columbia beach area:

As you can see on the map above, Sidney is on the inland waterway side of Vancouver Island.

Its position, like many of the nearby San Juan Islands, is pretty much protected from significant wave action (see more about the importance of wave action and fetch).

Because of the lack of sufficient fetch (wind distance over water) and resulting minimal wave action, the beach glass found along these beaches is usually not very tumbled, leaving it looking "new," "not done," or "raw."

Given a long-enough period of time, however, with even small wave action and the natural process of sun and water on the glass surface, some decent sea glass is produced.

That being said, Sidney and surrounding Vancouver Island have some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

If you ever get the chance, take the ferry from Anacortes, Washington, USA, to Sidney. Be sure to have your camera's batteries charged and ready to go!

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Apr 23, 2016
Glass Beach Sidney BC. a Hidden Gem !
by: kristina rose

Lots of sea pottery.
Big and small pieces of white , green,Brown & small pieces of blue... if you look hard enough you'll find small pieces of dark purple almost black sea glass :)

Oct 17, 2012
Beach in Sidney
by: Mary

This glass wasn't from that beach by the Hotel, it's from the one past the Anacortes ferry.

May 19, 2012
Sidney Beach, attn webmaster
by: Anonymous

Webmaster. I have been told to keep this beach safe. It's to the right in front of the liquor store and hotel. The selection isn't great people have been posting about it too much, what's wwrong with keeping some secret.

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