Beautiful Glass Beaches from Across the World
Sea glass results from two factors: Nature and people. Once carelessly discarded glasses, jars and bottles were worn by the waves of the sea and recycled. The product in return we got as lovely collectible beach gems. They became smooth and frosty. They are harder to find as time goes by because of more recycling. Sea glasses are often used in making pretty jewelry and are a great souvenir. But there are certain beaches around the world where you can find sea glass. Some are mentioned below. Some have only a few pieces of it, but many are entirely made of it.
Fort Bragg, California
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This beach located at north California is popular as glass beach. The cover is entirely covered in sea glasses of different colors. This is possible because it was once a dump. After a long time and nature’s transformation, we can see the treasure out of trash. You can take pictures here and enjoy the view but you can’t take sea glass with you as the beach is now a part of a state park.
However, an unprotected beach is also there, from where you can take some. This is not plentiful as the Fort Bragg but it’s legal.
Spectacle Island, Boston
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Spectacle Island is a breathtaking island for sea glass hunting. It is only a short ferry ride away from Long Wharf in Boston. It accentuates the exhibits along sandy beaches & walking trails which lead to the 157 foot-high hill offering a magnificent panoramic view of the harbor as well as the city. This island is an amazing experience for sea glass collectors as it is loaded with them. Again you aren’t allowed to take it with you. But because of this fact, you can again visit this beautiful beach few year later.
Kauai Island, Hawaii
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This island geologically is the oldest among the prime Hawaiian Islands and fourth largest of the main islands of the Hawaiian archipelago. It is home to Port Allen beach which is the glass beach. It is covered with millions of brown, blue and clear sea glass pebbles. It is not mentioned in any guidebooks and has no direction of how to lead up to here. It takes 10 to 30 years to form these jelly beans like gems. Bring a chair along with yourself, as sitting on these is not as comfortable as it seems.
Over the time, nature takes what man throw as garbage and turns into beautiful natural gems. These glasses recycled naturally are apt for jewelry and it’s a mystery to think what your earrings once were.