Seaside Beach is located just north of the city of Monterey on the Monterey Bay in Northern California, USA.
This stretch of beach is also fronts Sand City and parts of Fort Ord and Marina, so you may find this beach area called by those names also.
Beach Reports from Seaside, Sand City, Fort Ord and Marina - this is a contiguous stretch of beach.
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You will find sea glass along the Monterey
Bay coastline from Seaside to Sand City for at least the next 100
The dunes above the beach area are full of glass from a huge old dumpsite and are eroding slowly into the sea. This ongoing process of erosion from rain and waves will gradually be depositing new glass into the surf line.
On one hand much of the glass you'll find is not very tumbled. That is from recent erosion.
On the other hand, occasional pieces are well-tumbled and very rare and, with a lot of time searching, some have found real prize-winners here.
To find good sea glass, you MUST
go at very low tide and walk north as
shown in the map.
The person with arguably the most experience and a large collection from this beach is James Hailey. He uses a scooper he has made specially for this beach and has had some prize-winning finds here.
There has been some discussion about where this huge glass dump originated. The following comment by a local resident is an example:
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