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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Where to Find Sea Glass (Gulf Coast) United States

While there are no “sea glass” beaches on the gulf coast, there are some spots that usually have a few treasures scattered along the shoreline.

The gulf coast in the united states includes the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. I have visited almost every beach from South Padre Island in Texas to Key West in Florida.

If you follow my blog, you know of my love for Florida. It has some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. But if you are looking for sea glass, Texas wins by far!

Unfortunately, you are not likely to find any kind of glass on those beautiful white sand beaches. What you are looking for are places with darker sand, some shells (mostly fragments), and heavily populated. (or close to a populated area).

There are only four places that I consistently find sea glass. Some of the pieces are perfectly smoothed and others are just barley tossed.

Bolivar Peninsula

High Island Beach, Old SH 87, High Island, TX 77623

This one area is the only place on the peninsula that I have ever found any sea glass. It’s a great place to find all colors of smooth glass.

High Island Beach

 310 Ocean Village Dr, Surfside Beach, TX 77541

Most of the glass is clear.

 Sea Rim State Park

19335 State Hwy 87, Sabine Pass, TX 77655

All colors, but very little

 La Quinta Inn & Suites

7000 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Tons of brown glass

 Good luck with the sea glass hunting!