Beach Activity: Hunting for Sea Glass

Updated: Nov 22, 2020

What is Sea Glass?

Sea glass is formed when broken glass bottles and other glass shards are dumped into the ocean. The waves throw the glass into the sand and rocks, slowly polishing them. Then the polished shards wash up on the shore. They're sea glass!

How To Find Sea Glass

Want to find some sea glass of your own? Here are some ways to increase your chances of finding some. Don't be discouraged if you don't find any, because sea glass is sometimes hard to find. Do you know of any beaches near old glass factories? If so, that would be a good place to start. If not, you could try any beach near you! Try searching away from the water first, then you might want to look near the water. Under the water, sea glass does exist, but be careful when walking in the ocean. Don't go too far out! Also, if you can find patches of tiny gravel or crushed seashells, there could be some sea glass there. Sea glass is most common in colors such as white, brown, green and really light turquoise, so if you spot any white, brown, green or really light turquoise, that could be good to check out. Colors like pink, orange, and dark blue are harder to find, but not impossible! And colors such as yellow, purple, and red are even harder to find. If you see really bright colored sea glass, it's most likely just plastic.

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