North Beach, Maryland - Sea Glass Report

by Felicia
(Ellicott City, MD)

North Beach Maryland sea glass report

North Beach Maryland sea glass report

~ Sea Glass Report By: Felicia - Ellicott City, MD


North Beach, Calvert County, MD


Good (6-15 pieces of jewelry grade sea glass found per hour).

by Catherine Kelly

Update on North Beach, Calvert County:

David and Lin from visited this beach since the above report was submitted.

The original report contained no photos and was submitted with the following disclaimer:

OdysseySeaGlass appreciates this and all reports we receive, but we have not been to this beach ourselves and cannot verify this report.

  • No photos were included with this report.
  • No description of the glass found was included inthe report.
  • The map shows that this beach is deep in a bay that likely does not get enough wave action to produc jewelry-grade sea glass.
As always, we remind folks that sea glass beach reports are not confirmed by Lin or me at Odyssey Sea Glass unless otherwise stated.

Reports that do not include photos of the sea glass found are less reliable. Please use your own judgement in deciding whether to travel to this particular beach or not.

David and Lin @ OdysseySeaGlass

Now, of course, we do have first-hand knowledge of North Beach (Lin's mother lives within a few minutes of there).

As you can see from the map below, the beach is very far inland. Also, we found that much of the beach is protected by jetties, etc.

For that reason, it will be very, very unusual to find well-tumbled jewelry quality beach glass here at North Beach, Maryland.

The beach glass you'll find will likely all be craft grade as shown in the above photos of the
glass Lin found.

On the other hand, there IS some craft-grade beach glass there and it makes for a very pleasant stroll - at least it does in the off season when we were there.

In the summer season, there is a charge for using the beach and we hear it is packed with bodies (live and covered with UV suntan lotion, hopefully).

Map of North Beach, Calvert County, Maryland:

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  From Wikipedia:

North Beach was incorporated in 1910. The town was a gambling mecca for summer visitors from the Washington, D.C. area during the 1940s.

In the 1960s and 1970s it became a destination for motorcycle gangs.

Revitalization began in the 1980s, and escalated in the 1990s.

Tropical Storm Isabel destroyed many of the waterfront homes and boardwalk in 2003.

Since then, the waterfront of North Beach has been rebuilt with multi-story homes and a condominium.

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Feb 26, 2016
imported sand could result in sea glass (and shark teeth, etc)
by: Anonymous

North Beach has imported sand which could explain the sea glass found there.

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