Orcas Island

by Corinne
(Bellevue, WA)

Upload a Photo of Orcas Island Sea Glass (see forums, left column)

Upload a Photo of Orcas Island Sea Glass (see forums, left column)

~ sea glass beach report submitted by Corinne, in Bellevue, WA

Sea Glass on Orcas Island, WA

Some great finds here. Even found rare pink pieces this past Summer (2010)

~ sea glass beach report submitted by Corinne, in Bellevue, WA


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Aug 02, 2020
there is glass, but it is a hunt
by: Stephanie

there are a few public beaches to search, but most of the waterfront is privately owned. I found this many tiny craft grade pieces and only two well rounded and frosted pieces. Also collected a few pattery pieces but they are not well rounded. The beaches I explored were :an inlet at Buckhorn (can be accessed from the water or one of the private homes), Obstruction Pass State Park (mostly beautiful pebbles and one or two glass pieces), and the beach at the Ferry Terminal (a steep goat trail so use caution. mostly newer shards). Happy Hunting!

Jul 15, 2018
Orcas and Lummi Islands next week
by: Eleanor Schilling

I can’t wait to go Sea Glass Hunting. We are staying on Lummi but taking a ride over to Orcas for a day. Hoping to find some sea glass to add to my collection.

Jul 13, 2011
Reminder for sea glass reports
by: David - Odyssey

Just a reminder to all not only in submitting a beach but also commenting:

Sea glass reports are not really of much use to anyone unless they are specific.

Here are 3 important details:

1 - State the grade of the sea glass - jewelry quality or craft quality. Without this information, it doesn't mean much at all. Plenty of beaches have lots of glass. Few have lots of sea glass (rounded and frosted), and almost none have lots of jewelry grade glass. If you're not sure what grade it is, check the page on
grading sea glass first.

2 - State the approximate amount found. Words like "lots," "a ton of," can mean different things to different people. Do you mean 20 or 200? In one hour, one day, or one week.

3 - State the colors. General colors are fine such as blue, green, white, brown, pink, etc.

Thank you,

David (Odyssey Sea Glass)

Jul 12, 2011
2011 Orcas Update
by: Corinne

Had some terrific hunting this past week. For those who aren't familiar with Orcas, it's in the San Juan Island group -- Washington State. Just a ferry ride from the mainland.

Crescent Beach is good, so was the beach outside EastSound. Had some tremendous finds this weekend on the south-facing beaches between West Sound and Deer Harbor. Found quite a bit of aqua and even a piece of citrine!

May 07, 2011
Lots of green and white sea glass!
by: Scott K

My wife and I are staying at the Rosario. we went out to a nearby beach for about an hour or so and found over a dozen really good pieces of sea glass!

Some of them were a beautiful light blue, only found one brown piece although it was probably the biggest.

Mar 14, 2011
Great place for sea glass!
by: Anonymous

We stayed at The Outlook Inn on Orcas about a year ago. We found a TON of sea glass on the beach in front of the Inn.

Mar 02, 2011
But where?
by: Anonymous

Orcas Island-what state, please! I live in WI and have no idea where this island is.


Sep 05, 2010
Which beach did you find it? Orcas Island Sea Glass
by: Liz

I live on Orcas in the summer and love hunting and collecting glass...post a picture of the glass you found please.

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