Introducing Beachcombing Club
Beachcombing Club is a virtual clubhouse dedicated to building a strong community where you can meet online and interact with other beachcombers, participate in real-time events, and share and learn new things.
We have a series of talks planned for 2021, where speakers will share their enthusiasm and expertise, and show what they find and what they do with their treasures. Club members can interact with speakers in real-time online events on a platform called Discord, which is similar to Zoom. You'll get a chance to ask questions and interact with the speakers and each other. You can opt to share your screen and speakers or just hang out in the room and watch the show.
January 23rd: "Wading for Treasures" Premiere and Live Q&A
Jane Eastman @myordinarytreasure, who beachcombs in the shallow streams of southern England, takes us on a video virtual beachcombing trip to some of her favorite treasure hunting spots and shares some of her best finds in her collection.
February: Sea Glass Jewelry with Marylou Forrest of @alohaseaglass
Marylou will demonstrate how to bezel set sea glass and show some of the interesting materials and techniques she uses in her jewelry designs.
How to get ready:
For the best experience, download the Discord app and plan on attending on a computer so you can see everyone. You can opt to share your microphone and camera but it's not required. Learn how to navigate the Beachcombing Clubhouse ›
March: Beach Craft with Mary McCarthy @marytmccarthy
Mary will guide us step-by-step to create a fun art piece made with beach-found materials.
April: Mudlarking in London with Jason Sandy @jasonmudlark
Jason will take us on a virtual beachcombing trip along the shores of the Thames and then a visit to the Museum of London to see some of the treasures found in the river.
Visit the Clubhouse
You can hang out in the Beachcombing Clubhouse today and meet fellow collectors, artists, and enthusiasts from all around the world. Post photos of your best finds and get help identifying your beach mysteries. Text chat, voice chat, or video chat with fellow beachcombers 24/7. The Clubhouse takes what's fun about Zoom, the easy sharing of Facebook and Instagram, and creates an ad-free spot where you can interact in real-time with people you might never be able to meet in person.
Full access to the Clubhouse text, voice, and video channels is free to everyone through 1/31/21. We hope you'll explore the channels, read and post, and join in live events in December and January, and if you like the experience, we hope you'll consider becoming a club member.
You can get started today by visiting the Beachcombing Clubhouse, which is hosted on Discord. If you don't already have a Discord account, it's easy to create one. Just click on the link and follow the prompts.
With your support, we have the resources to cultivate a space for beachcombers to get together and the additional funding to create and share exciting real-time events and extra content. In addition to the online clubhouse, here are some of the awesome things a Beachcombing Club membership provides:
- Exclusive members-only merch (stickers, magnets, t-shirts, and more)
- A newsletter with exclusive stories, discounts, contests, digital downloads, and more
- Community polls to shape club benefits and magazine content
- A chance to vote on the charity to which we donate 10% of our proceeds
- Sneak peeks of magazine content
- Special recognition in videos and in the magazine
- Opportunity to interact with beachcombing artists and experts during live Q&A’s and events
- In-person meetups (once it’s safe, of course!)
- An adorable pop-up Beachcombing Clubhouse for the first 200 Silver and Gold patrons
10% to charity
We donate 10% of club dues directly to beach-related charities. Our first quarter 2021 donation will go to The Beachcombing Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education about worldwide shoreline finds and raising awareness about coastal erosion and marine debris. Future donations will be made to organizations selected each quarter by club members.
Join the club!
If the chance to learn more about beachcombing and hang out with new and old beachcombing friends excites you, please head on over to our Patreon page to learn more. Memberships start at $3 a month, with 10% going to charity and the rest directly to supporting this online community. We truly want to thank all of our readers for your incredible support and enthusiasm over these past few years. Without you, none of this would be possible. We look forward to you joining us on this new beachcombing adventure.
Our goal is to create a safe, positive space where we can share our favorite pastime. Read more about our rules and guidelines ›
Visit our Patreon page to join the club ›
NOTE: After the first month, your payment will be on the first of the month until you cancel your membership.
Take a Tour of the Clubhouse Features
Learn how to navigate the Clubhouse in this short tips-and-tricks video: