Sea Glass

Davenport Beach Trash

Davenport Beach is beautiful. For being such a beautiful beach, it's also filled with quite a bit of trash, especially on the weekends. Trash all over the beach happens to some degree during the winter months, but it's especially prevalent during the summer. People often wonder why someplace so beautiful gets trashed so badly.  There are a number of contributing factors. Steep Slopes Getting from the parking lot to the beach isn't an easy str...

Why Is Davenport Sea Glass Expensive?

While most people find Davenport sea glass to be beautiful, many are often surprised at the price, especially when compared to other sea glass. Many people don't understand why it costs so much more than other sea glass, but there are legitimate reasons for this. Below are a number of contributing factors for this.  Not Available Year Round At most beaches where sea glass is found, pieces can be found year round. That is not the case at Davenp...

Do You Need a Wetsuit at Davenport?

If you ever watch videos of Davenport sea glass hunters, you'll notice that a lot of them are in wetsuits. Seeing this, a question I'm often asked is whether or not you need a wetsuit to hunt for sea glass at Davenport Beach? While you can technically get away without having a wetsuit at Davenport, the reality is you're going to be a lot more comfortable in a wetsuit than you are going to be in wet clothes. If you are planning to scoop for sea...

Is It Dangerous to Hunt for Sea Glass at Davenport?

Warning: It's far more dangerous to hunt for sea glass at Davenport than it is in most places. It's not a place to bring children to hunt. It's important to understand the dangers associated with tides and swells on the California coast. People lose their lives each year underestimating them. You shouldn't try hunting unless you're an advanced ocean swimmer, you're in good shape, you're highly mobile even in sand and understand how to escape a...

What Are Sneaker Waves?

One of the big dangers when hunting for sea glass at Davenport are sneaker waves. These are unusually big waves that unexpectedly break with a lot of force and can cause a great deal of injury if you're not careful.  Unlike at many beaches, the best time to find sea glass at Davenport is often at high tide, and it's better if there have been recent storms or there are large swells. The large and strong waves and swells often take out the sand ...

Is It Worth Sea Glass Hunting at Davenport in Summer?

If you've never been to Davenport before, but you've decide to come to try and find sea glass, there's a good chance that you'll end up being disappointed. The simple reason for this is that for much of the year, you won't be able to find much sea glass. When I first heard about Davenport, I went a half-dozen times and didn't find a single piece. it got to the point where I actually thought it was a myth or tall-tale that others were telling. ...

Davenport Beach: The Pit

Warning: Hunting for sea glass at Davenport is dangerous. It's not a place for children. For those who want to go, you should understand how dangerous tides and swells can be on the California coast, and that people lose their lives by under estimating them. You should be a good swimmer, in good shape, highly mobile in the sand and know how to escape a rip current.  If you ever talk to people who regularly hunt sea glass at Davenport, you'll l...

Davenport Sea Glass Hunting Seasons

One of the unique aspects of sea glass hunting at Davenport is there's a sea glass hunting season. Unlike many beaches where you can find sea glass year round, it's much more difficult to find pieces at certain times of the year than at other times. The key to finding sea glass at Davenport is to find the gravel. The sea glass tends to congregate in the same area where the gravel is present, so you have a much better chance at finding pieces i...

Scooping for Sea Glass at Davenport Beach

The way you hunt for sea glass at Davenport can change from day to day depending on the conditions. If there is a lot of gravel on the beach, you don't need any tools to look for pieces as the waves will sift through the gravel. When the sand comes in and covers the gravel, you need to dig for sea glass. There will also be times when the best way to hunt is to scoop for sea glass. The main point to remember when searching for sea glass at Dave...

Digging for Sea Glass at Davenport Beach

Looking for sea glass at Davenport isn't how people search for sea glass at most beaches. While there are lucky days when you can walk up and down the beach and find pieces as they wash up to your feet, that's not how it's found on most days. If you want to find Davenport sea glass, you have to work a bit harder to get it most of the time.  There are a number of ways to look for sea glass when at Davenport Beach. The easiest way to find it is ...

Davenport World Globe Pieces

One of the best aspects of searching for sea glass at Davenport is the wide variety of different colors and shapes of glass that can be found. You just never know exactly what you'll find with the next piece that you pick up. The variety is immense compared to most beaches, and those who collect there quickly learn about the different types of sea glass they hope to one day find. There are a wide variety of names given to describe the differen...

How to Get to Davenport Beach

If you've never been to Davenport Beach, it can be a bit tricky finding it. You can't see the beach from the parking lot or from Highway 1, so a lot of people end up missing it. There are two main ways to get to the beach. The beach is located directly across from the Roadhouse Hotel and other small businesses in the center of Davenport as you drive through town on Highway 1. There are two main ways to reach the beach -- from the Roadhouse Hot...