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17 comments

In my posting I neglected to add that all beaches mentioned are in Ontario Canada.

Betty July 04, 2021

There’s nothing like walking barefoot on a beach. After our last pandemic lockdown my eldest grand daughter Alexandria and I started beach combing and searching for beach treasures! We search for beach glass (or as we call it beach candy ) unusual rocks such as “hag” , “lucky” , or “agate”. We have visited 5 beaches so far. Ipperwash Beach on Lake Huron, Port Stanley beach, Port Bruce, Port Burwell Provincial Park, and Port Glasgow all on Lake Erie. All beaches are within an hours drive of our home town . We ve met so many friendly beach combers. All in search of treasurers from our lakes history.

Betty July 04, 2021

My location of southern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada is a treasure trove for beach glass enthusiasts. With each tide, broken glass pieces are polished for locals and tourists to discover. A local woman who is 80 + years (young at heart) has collected a plethora of beach glass and showed it to me – I have never seen anything like it ! – and told me stories about certain pieces. Her unique collection includes very rare colours (eg. cobalt blue, cranberry, violet) from very old bottles and other vintage items. I am certain her astounding collection would make a fascinating story to share with your readers.

Sheila Murphy-Stone June 29, 2021

I live in Northern Virginia and travel to the nearby beaches often. I enjoy your magazine and love the pictures on Facebook. Looking forward to my next magazine.

Christine Fuchs February 11, 2021

I just subscribed and I’m looking forward to receiving my first issue. I love your Facebook page and your videos are awesome!

Sheryl Geragi October 09, 2020

Obviously heavily addicted to sea glass and basically all thing beachcombing! Marbles and stoppers are always a favorite find for me. But it’s the truly unique things that keep me hunting the shores as much as humanly possible. When you find your first message in a bottle, if you haven’t caught the beach combing bug, you will then. I love stories of how people started beach combing and what treasures they love finding most.

Roe Dovak January 09, 2020

I walk the beaches of Lake Erie Oh. Mostly green&brown glass. I haven’t found much, but I’m hopeful. Looking forward to receiving my first copy of your magazine and hopefully making it to some beach glass hotspots in the future.

Michele Kovach December 17, 2019

I beachcomb Lake Erie. I look mostly for stones but some glass too. I would like to see more stones!! I have found Agate, Quartz, possible nephrite jade, garnet, serpentine, aventurine abd labradorite.

Brenda Stevens November 10, 2019

I believe beach comber should be taught that if you find a piece of glass that is still shiny At this point It’s not beach glass, it’s only a piece of broken glass and should be left , because it’s not finished yet.

connie sacco November 10, 2019
I live in Toms River, NJ and truly enjoy beach combing. Originally I wasn’t aware of what sea glass was and would give it to my friend’s sister. Eventually, I realized that I may want to keep the sea glass I’d found, and, before long, I was waking up at six AM to go search for sea glass while my dad was surfing. Although I do not live in California, the Big Island, etc., I make the best of what my own local beaches may emit. I am always constantly researching sea glass spots and exploring new beaches around me. Even when I cannot find sea glass on a particular beach, the sheer feeling from being surrounded by the calming ocean waves and serenity is a gift within itself. Although most of my day is occupied by school and sports, I try to find time to be at the beach, no matter the season.
Madison Nitti January 19, 2019

I live in Herne Bay in England and have always scavenged our local beach but since my daughter has begun making and selling ‘sea glass art’ I cannot help searching for sea glass each time I walk the dog. It still amazes me just how much is washed up each tide although to us yellow, amber or brown pieces are the holy grail. 90% of sea glass here is clear, green or blue.
I have been inspired enough to attempt my own sea glass / beach art . . watch this space.

Adam Janes January 13, 2019

I am one of those who just adore dragging about anything I find on the beach, home with me!! Love the smell, sounds, all weather elements pertaining to the beach.
Of course I always have trash bags in tow that I fill also. Love to help others comb for their treasures – such as angel wings rocks- I only found one in my life, but had just met a woman 5 minutes earlier who collects them to make on her fairy houses. It was gorgeous, so I found her a little ways down the beach and handed it to her. She was in disbelief. But it was meant for me to find, so that I could finally see one, but meant for her to have for her craft. The beach can bring amazing gifts to you!!

Susan Kirby January 13, 2019

You have a very beautifully put together magazine and the use of photos grab my attention. Makes me want to pick up the magazine now.

Lanette Virtanen January 13, 2019

Looking forward to learning more about beach combing.

Carrie Norlin January 13, 2019

I love the shore! Large bodies of water have always calmed me. Even on stormy days I find the most peace outdoors exploring the shores! I find serenity and new appreciation for life every moment I explore! It ignites me! I love igniting that in others through my pictures and words! Beachcombing is my passion and I’m blessed to be able to explore!

@transformedbylakemichigan January 13, 2019

Searching for seaglass is my and my 13 year old daughter’s new passion that we do together. Being at the ocean is so calming and peaceful and when you find even the tiniest piece of seaglass, it makes your day. We have collected some very pretty pieces along the NH and ME coastlines and are looking forward to searching the shores of Canada this summer! Seaglass hunting is our “thing” that I hope will last forever.

Patty Moniello January 13, 2019

I am a shellaholic. Can walk the beach for hours. Have developed a fairly keen eye over the years and have finally resorted to using a shell scoop. Also keep a phone in my pocket for unusual photo ops. Sanibel was responsible for my addiction!

Clam January 13, 2019

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