Best places to find sea glass

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Sea Glass on Santa Barbara Dog Beach

Sea Glass on Santa Barbara Dog Beach -   Best places to find sea glass

Summerland in Santa Barbara, California

One of the best beaches to find sea glass is in Summerland, California. Summerland is located of the 101 Freeway in Santa Barbara county. The beach is also for dog lovers too. In the early morning and at low tide, you’ll be sure to see a lot of happy dogs walking the shore and you’ll be sure to find some sea glass.

To find the most sea glass, make sure to check the tides. Go at low tide, butbe sure to not to get stuck when the high tides come in. A lot of the sea glass is along the high-tide point, especially where there are a lot of small rocks.

Sea Glass on Santa Barbara Dog Beach -   Best places to find sea glass Summerland is a beautiful beach, and it’s not that crowded. There are usually only a few beachcombers walking along the sand and a few people walking their dogs in the morning.

To get to Summerland, take Exit 88 from the 101 Freeway. Head west, and turn right down Padaro Lane. You’ll drive along a residential neighborhood on a narrow street for a while. When you see the sign for Loon Point, turn right into the public parking lot. Take a short path to the ocean, and at the end of the path, go left.

Del Monte Beach, Monterey, California

Many beachcombers know that Monterey beaches are one of the best places to find sea glass. Del Monte Beach in Monterey, California is a long stretch of beach where you’ll be sure to find sea glass. The beach is named after the historic Del Monte Resort, and it’s located west of Del Monte Avenue.

  • El Matador State Beach in Malibu California
  • Many Northern California beaches like Santa Cruz, Monterey, Benicia, Pillar Point (Northern End and you have to climb down cliffs) and Redondo Beach, California near Palos Verdes Estates
  • Glass Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
  • Lahaina, Hawaii
  • Oahu, Hawaii – Waikiki Beach from breakwater at Hilton to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel


  • Arcadia National Park in Maire: Sand Beach and Frenchman’s Bay
  • Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Belfast, Maine
  • Casco Bay Islands, Maine
  • Cranberry Islands, Maine
  • East End Beach, Long Island, Maine
  • Jasper Beach, Machiasport, Maine
  • Jonesport, Maine
  • Land’s End near Maine
  • Mackerel Cove, Near Bailey Island, Maine
  • Middle Beach, Kennebunk, York, Maine
  • Monhegan Island, Maine
  • Mount Desert Island, Maine
  • Roque Bluffs State Park, Roque Bluffs, Maine
  • Spectacle Island (It’s forbidden to take sea glass from this beach)


  • Deal Island, Maryland
  • Kent County, Maryland
  • Tolchester Beach near Chestertown on the Eastern Shore, Maryland


  • Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts (Southwestern Shores)
  • Cape Ann, Rockfort, Massachusetts
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • New Beford, Massachusetts
  • Spectacle Island, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

New Jersey

  • Bay Head, New Jersey
  • Cape May, New Jersey
  • Long Beach Island, New Jersey

North Carolina

  • Nags Head, North Carolina (Southern End)


  • Astoria, Oregon
  • Bayocean Peninsula on Tillamook Bay, Oregon
  • Brookings, Oregon – Mill Beach
  • Gold Beach, Oregon
  • McVay Rock State Recreation
  • Newport, Oregon
  • Oceanside, Oregon
  • Seal Point, Oregon
  • Lincoln City, Oregon

Rhode Island

  • Middletown, Rhode Island
  • Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
  • Block Island, Rhode Island
  • King Park Beach at Newport Harbor, Rhode Island


  • Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Crystal Beach, Texas
  • Galveston, Texas
  • Port Arthur, Texas
  • Surfside Beach, Texas


  • Cape Charles, Virginia
  • Chesapeake Bay, Virginia
  • Hampton, Virginia


  • Alki Beach Park, Alki Avenue Southwest, Seattle, Washington State (northeast section of beach)
  • Anacortes, Washington State
  • Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor, Washington State
  • Glass Beach, Port Townsend, Washington State
  • Port Angeles, Washington State
  • Port Townsend, Washington State
  • Puget Sound  islands, Washington State
  • Rosario Beach, Fidalgo Island, Washington State
  • Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington State

Sea Glass Beaches Outside the United States

  • Bermuda Island, Hamilton, St.George’s, Bermuda
  • Building Bay, Bermuda
  • Abaco Islands, Bahamas
  • Mullins Beach, Barbados
  • Antonio’s Beach to River Mouth Beach in Puntas, Rincon, Puerto Rico
  • Vieques, Puerto Rico
  • Playa Media Luna, Isla De Mujeres, north of Cancun, Mexico
  • Prince Edward’s Island, Canada
  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles