There are few things more inspiring or terrifying as the ocean. It holds vast hosts of life, it can sink ships with a single wave, and it brings humanity some of the most beautiful treasures in the world. One of those treasures is different types of beach glass. From different types of sea glass bracelets to sea glass wedding jewelry, the ways we use these treasures is seemingly endless.
But where can you find such treasures without flying halfway around the world? Fortunately, we’re here to help you. Here’s a short list of some of the best sea glass beaches in North America that you absolutely need to visit in your lifetime.
Fort Bragg, CA
Fort Bragg is just about eight miles north of Mendocino, CA and holds countless sea glass treasures. The aptly named ‘Glass Beach’ isn’t really a normal beach. Instead of sand, the entire surface of the area is covered completely in bits of sea glass. Unfortunately, this is because the area was previously a dump, but now it’s part of a protected state park system. While you can’t take glass from this beach, it certainly is a sight to behold.
Kauai Island, HI
You might not be able to drive to this beach, but the flight is certainly worth it. Few types of sea glass bracelets compare to the raw beauty of the Garden Isle’s glass beach. Here, you’ll be able to find all sorts of sea glass colors, ranging from white and aqua blue to green and the occasional red piece. It’s not the easiest beach to get to, but the view at the end of the path is well worth any struggle.
Okay this one is a bit off the map, but again, the trip is well worth the wait. Bermuda is an extremely popular destination for cruises and vacations, which results in quite a few bottles thrown overboard. The bad news? That’s garbage. The good news? The ocean can turn all of that glass into beautiful pieces of sea glass, and Bermuda’s beaches are covered in it!
Hunting for sea glass around the world isn’t for everyone, but the next time you’re on vacation, consider visiting one of these beaches and seeing the pristine beauty for yourself.