The Beach Made Entirely Out of Glass
Fall and winter aren't usually the time of the year that most people think about the beach unless they happen to be sea glass hunters. Sea glass hunters love autumn and winter ocean storms because they shift beach sand around and unearth long buried pieces of sea glass for the first time. Hunting for sea glass after a storm provides an excellent opportunity to find an unusual or rare piece of sea glass.
Sea glass is glass that has been smoothed by years of being tumbled by ocean sand and waves which gives the glass a frosty, weathered appearance. Sea glass has become more popular in recent years among collectors and artist, and there are even a number of sea glass festivals celebrated around the country. The next one is the Santa Cruz California Sea Glass Festival which is scheduled for November 5th and 6th, 2011. Sea glass lovers from around the country will gather at this festival to show off their latest sea glass finds. These festivals are a wonderful place to visit for anyone interested in learning more about sea glass and sea glass hunting.
While it's possible to find sea glass on almost any beach, there are certain beaches that have become known for their sea glass richness. The best known of these beaches is aptly named Sea Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California where the beach is made entirely out of glass several inches thick. It's an amazing sight whether you know nothing about sea glass or have been a long time collector, and it's one of those unusual and amazing places that everyone should be sure to add to their bucket list.