I met the author of the Monterey Blog on Twitter (for Twitter fans - http://twitter.com/SeeMonterey) and she gave me some great advice about where to find sea glass in Monterey, especially helpful since we had no clue where to start. Followed her directions and ended up at just where we needed to be. At the park across the street from McDonald's on Del Monte, south of Fisherman's Wharf!
Beautiful day, and the beach was littered with tons of sea glass, just waiting for us to scoop it up! It's a little hard to tell in the photo, but I was trying to show you how much glass was there, and how easy it was to find. Even if we had not found any glass, it was simply a great place to walk and enjoy the calm, mesmerizing sound of the gentle deep turquoise surf, sea birds, all while meeting other beachcombers out for a Sunday walk on the shore.
Here's just a few of my favorite pieces to show off!
Collection of all kinds of green pieces. I like the really pitted worn ones the best, and the light green pieces.
Amber and brown tones - love it when you can still feel and see the ridges from old bottles...
Wish I made jewelry! Love love love my aqua and turquoise pieces of sea-tumbled glass
This cool rounded, cupped piece was Tom's big find for the day! Kind of an avocado-lime green, with little bubbles in the glass, about an inch in diameter, can't imagine what it might have come from..
This unique piece of sea glass was my favorite find! Looks like chicken wire
embedded into an aqua chunk of glass;
almost 2 inches long x 1 inch at the widest section.
I find it so interesting that every beach that I go to, I find different shapes, colors, textures....
Would love to hear from you, what are some of your favorite haunts for sea glass?