The most unexpected beach to find sea glasses

by Toshi Kanno
(El Granada CA)

Sea glass from Waikiki, Hawaii

Sea glass from Waikiki, Hawaii

~ submitted by Toshi Kanno in El Granada, California

I'm just back from Hawaii with a big handful of sea glass AND a very old piece from a blue apothecary jar!

Where did I find them?

On Waikiki Beach, yes, right in front of the hotel where I stayed.

At first I wasn't looking for anything but as soon as I stepped on to the beach, I found one after another.

Most of the people on the beach were there to swim or sun bathe but not beach combing.

So, the beach was mine to collect all the glass I wanted!

I never thought I would be finding anything at the busiest beach in the world.

So, next time you go to Waikiki Beach,do look for the sea glass.

They are going to be the best souvenir of your trip !

by Toshi Kanno

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Jul 18, 2012
Beach glass on Hukilau Beach
by: Lora

I just returned from Oahu and found several pieces on Hukilau Beach on the north end...mostly white, brown and green, but a few blue, though many of them weren't nearly tumbled enough.

It was great fun, though, since I had my husband and 5 sons with me, we all went out one morning to look for sea glass.

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Jun 26, 2012
Honolulu Beaches
by: By the Bay Treasures

Sorry Wendy - jut saw your post... we stayed in a timeshare in Honolulu and drove all over the island :)

What did you find?????

Jun 26, 2012
by: Wendy

I was just wondering which hotel you stayed?

We are heading to Waikiki in a few days and I wanted to collect some sea glass for a project while we're there. Thanks.

Oh, and an FYI for those who are looking, I found some at Bellow's Beach on the East side of the island and a few pieces in Haleiwa on the North Shore as well.

Jan 26, 2010
A Big Thanks!

I'm headed to Waikiki on Feb 13th and am SO happy to have run across your post!!! I'm also heading up north while there to check out Mokuleia.

Any other "don't miss" Oahu locations that I should take note of??


May 11, 2009
by: Anonymous

Wow Toshi,

Who would have thought it?

Thanks for sharing the experience and the pic.

I know when we went to the beach on Saturday, right down where everybody had walked I found a really pretty piece of seafoam (jewelry quality), a cornflower blue, and a cobalt blue. Just because there may be a lot of folks on the beach doesn't necessarily mean they're all looking for sea glass.

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