Delaware May 05, 2018
You’ll Want To Visit These 5 Beaches For The Most Beautiful Delaware Sea Glass
The First State is the finest state, from the Brandywine Valley to our beautiful beaches. If you’ve ever been shopping in the quaint boutiques of our coastal towns, chances are you’ve seen sea glass jewelry. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making the jewelry or just want to collect some of this pretty treasure, you’re in luck!
Sea glass is just one of the treasures you might find while you stroll the Delaware beaches.
Sea glass beings life as ordinary broken glass, but as it tumbles through the water, the edges round off. The frosted appearance comes from the interaction with saltwater, and the various colors are created by the original glass, which may have entered the ocean via accidents, shipwrecks, or even littering.
There are a few beaches along the Delaware coast where sea glass is common, and you can easily find a few pieces to take home with you. To find the best sea glass in Delaware, check them out below.
1. Cape Henlopen
Cape Henlopen is a popular beach, so you might have some sea glass hunting competition. Still, the cape itself collects a lot of sea glass that has tumbled around for ages.
2. Pickering Beach
Pickering Beach is one of the lesser known beaches along the Delaware Bay. While it's full of greenheads and horseshoe crabs in the summer, it's a great place to pick up beautiful sea glass that's perfect for jewelry making.
3. Bowers Beach
Bowers Beach is the place to go if you're looking for a day trip beyond just sea glass searching. You'll find some great treasures along the beach, and also in town. Visit the Bowers Beach Maritime Museum to learn about some of the shipwrecks that dumped glass into our bay.
4. Big Stone Beach
Just by the name itself, you can tell this will be a gem! Big Stone Beach is buggy in the summer, but it's quiet, and it's a great place to search for unique sea glass to use in artwork.
5. Delaware Seashore State Park
It's not just our bays that produce great sea glass! Down along the quiet coast of Delaware Seashore State Park, plenty of sea glass can be found. Try looking early in the morning, before the crowds arrive to fish all day.
There’s an entire festival dedicated to sea glass and local beach-inspired art in Lewes! Join hundreds of Delawareans as they
celebrate on June 23rd and June 24th at the Ferry Terminal!