Seaglass in Florida Panhandle

by Andy Howard
(Destin, Florida)

~ sea glass question submitted by Andy Howard in Destin, Florida, USA

Does anyone know of any sea glass in Florida panhandle or Alabama and Mississippi?

We are going to Destin in Mid September.


~ sea glass question submitted by Andy Howard

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Apr 30, 2023
No seaglass
by: Joy

I’ve never found seaglass on any northern Gulf Coast beach. I’ve been here 50 years. I have found a few pieces on the East Coast. Our beach sand is very fine, no rocks or pebbles.

May 26, 2022
Navarre Florida
by: Anonymous

Was in Florida from May 15, 2022 through May 21, 2022. I searched everyday for many hours in Navarre Beach and around Santa Rosa Island. I never found even a speck of sea glass. This is the second time I have tried this area and had zero luck.

Dec 01, 2021
Sea glass i
by: Anonymous

Been here 11 years, never seen any,now nice shells yes.We just visited NE FL.and found several pieces of green, brown,white frosted.

May 23, 2018
Pensacola May 2018
by: JackieJean

I grew up in Pensacola from 65-70, visited for two weeks every summer as a child, and have spent months there every summer with my children at my parents’ summer home.

None of us have ever found sea glass. I’ll just order it online !🙂

Jan 12, 2018
Why of course there is!
by: Alicia C.

found a few pieces of glass on opal bch at ft. Pickens national seashore park.

I had to really look hard for them.

I'm sure it's different according to the time of year u go. How the weather has been etc.

I have found pieces at the very end of ft. Morgan, a ferry ride away is daulphin island, AL.

I have found some nice pieces there too.

Mar 04, 2017
Sea glass in Navarre
by: Chris

I've found one small piece of sea glass(a very coarse, light aqua piece) during the time I have lived in Navarre.

Lots of shells, but rarely will you find sea glass here.

Oct 30, 2016
Sea Glass in the Gulf of Mexico
by: Sandra

Has anybody found sea glass in the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to Florida? If so how frosted are the pieces? I live by the Great Lakes and the pieces are smooth and frosted. We have rocks and waves to tumble the pieces. Where would a good place be to find any on the Gulf?

Hi Sandra, please use the search box at the top right of most of our pages to find all our info on specific places.

Happy hunting,

David and Lin

Jun 16, 2016
None in panhandle that I've ever found
by: Robin

Been coming to the gulf coast from gulf shores to Appalachicola for 30+ yrs. now I live in PC Beach.

Never found any sea glass. :(

But I'm hopeful one day!

Oct 17, 2015
by: Previous comments

May 14, 2015
Navarre Beach, FL
by: Maureen

Had read that Navarre Beach, Florida was a perfect place to find Sea Glass.

Combed the beach for three days (and at low tide) and found none.

Even asked locals and they said they had never found it.

May 05, 2015
Navarre Beach Sea Glass
by: Lynn

Has anyone found ANY sea glass near Navarre Beach Pier, or Navarre Beach State Park?

Have found a picture of sea glass there, but can't tell where the picture was taken.

Looks to be near some rocks??? Maybe a jetty ???

Please, will be there on Sat and no time..., just wanna hurry to look, in support of my sister who passed away 3 years ago, lived on Bolivar Peninsula and collected soooo much..., so we honor her by trying to find some in other places.

Thanks so much

Sep 29, 2013
Visiting from the Grand Strand,SC
by: Susan

My Grandmother found some in West Bay back in the forties...people used to dump their garbage out there.

I wish she was alive to ask her more...all I have now is a couple of mason jars full of sea glass that I have always admired .

Wish I had listened more as a kid.

Apr 29, 2012
Seaglass gulf shores panhandle
by: Anonymous

I have been walking the gulf shores for 7 years and have only found 1 piece of seaglass it was thick and about a 2 inch ttriangle.. Aqua blue ...

The area is stunning the water has blue green hues that are really beautiful..the sand is white..swimming is fun the water is clear most of the time so you don't have that ackward feeling of the unknown brushing up against you since you can see most everything around you..

I always hope to find a hidden area where there is some seaglass but as of yet I haven't found any..

I have been from Orange Beach Alabama /Pensacola /Navarre /Fort Walton / Okalosa Island/Santa Rosa/Destin/Seaside/Rosmary/Panama City Beach/St.
Andrews/Mexico Beach/Apalachcola and others in between..

Good Luck

Sep 28, 2010
None in Alabama
by: Kwar

Never found a piece in Gulf Shores area either.

Sep 20, 2010
by: Anonymous

I have been going to Destin for 30 years and have never found any sea glass.

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