beach photo contest

You picked the cover photo!

Congratulations to all the 2025 Beachcombing Calendar Photo Contest Finalists!

We received over 500 entries this year for the 2025 Beachcombing Calendar and it was hard to choose just 14! We believe the finalists all convey the beauty of beachcombing and each image will be a pleasure to display for a month.

best beachcombing photo

We are thrilled to announce the people's choice winner for the cover: “Sunset Heart Stopper” by Anna Roche Clark. Anna's beach glass stopper was the 2023 Find of the Year winner in the International Sea Glass Contest and she took this stunning photo of this rare red stopper with the sun reflecting off the waves. The winner will appear on the cover of the 2025 Beachcombing Calendar, with each of the other finalists appearing in the calendar.

Sunset heart stopper
Lake Michigan, Illinois
Anna Roche Clark • @beachwanderarts

Sand Dollar amongst the shells
Ten Thousand Islands, Florida
Kristen Williams • @theseashellmermaid

Sea Glass Embers
North East England
Shelley Thomas • @washed_up_artist

Golden Hour
Rye, New Hampshire
Lindsey Rogers • @dunedeposits

Lightning Whelk at sunset
Venice, Florida
Kristen Williams • @theseashellmermaid

Beach Button Beauty
Jean St. Denis  @jsaintswf

Purple peace
The shore of the Derwent River, Lutruwita/Tasmania
Fiona Dart • @fifi_by_the_sea

After the Storm
Avon, North Carolina
Tiffany Meekins • @obxbeachcomber

Fiery Sunrise
Galveston, Texas
Larissa Thomas • @coastlinewanderlust

The Royal
Avon, North Carolina
Tiffany Meekins • @obxbeachcomber

Fort Bragg Fortune
Fort Bragg, California
Anna Roche Clark • @beachwanderarts

Pacific Glass Fishing Floats
Klipsan Beach, Washington
Mary Beth Beuke • @westcoastseaglass

Two grains of sand from Bandon, Oregon
1.25 millimeters field of view
Ethan Beckler • @1of1images

Glistening Sea Fan
Paradise Beach, Indialantic, Florida
Billy Nemes • @william_michael_photos

Congratulations to all the photographers, whose beautiful photos will be in the 2025 Beachcombing Calendar, one for each month, one for the 2026 one-page calendar, and the winning image for the cover. Thank you to the photographers who submitted their photos in the contest and for everyone who votes for the cover photo.

Congratulations to all the winners!

All images are used by permission and are the property of their respective owners.