Beaches in Maine to Find Sea Glass

03/21/2013 12:02

 Dec 8, 2010 | By Marie Nisbet

Marie Nisbet started writing in 2009. Her work has been published by Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, and she writes travel, outdoor and adventure articles. Nisbet holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Athabasca University.

Beaches in Maine to Find Sea Glass
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Beachcombing for sea glass is a great way to achieve better mental and physical health through fresh air and exercise. Sea glass is glass found on beaches along oceans or large lakes that has been tumbled and smoothed by the water and sand. Like any coastal areas, Maine offers sea glass to be found by the collector.


Throughout history, humans have been attracted to beautiful objects. Europeans have collected ancient Roman glass from their beaches, and Native Americans used purple clam shells as money in trading. Watching the sun being reflected through translucent glass and shells can be therapeutic for the soul.

There is no single place to search for sea glass in Maine, thanks to the extensive coastline and islands. The lack of glass on any beach may be due to the number of goods now being made out of plastic.

Two of the best locations for sea glass in Maine are Bar Island, Bar Harbor, and Peaks Island, Casco Bay. Many sea glass enthusiasts, such as those at Odyssey Sea Glass, consider these areas to be excellent, due to the tendency of the glass to collect at the high tide line.

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